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The Fantastic Four Reboot Is Reinventing Doctor Doom In The Worst Way

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Toby Kebbell recently revealed what the new backstory is for Doctor Doom in the Fantastic Four reboot. And it's so bad, guys. It's really, really bad. Spoilers beyond this point.

Speaking with Collider, Kebbell revealed:

He's Victor Domashev, not Victor Von Doom in our story. And I'm sure I'll be sent to jail for telling you that. The Doom in ours—I'm a programmer. Very anti-social programmer. And on blogging sites I'm "Doom".


Ugh. So much ugh. One of the best things about Doctor Doom is that he's literally Victor von Doom. It's fictional nominative determinism at its absolute best.

But it's not good enough for the new, gritty and realistic reboot:

Yeah, it was cool man. Josh [Trank], the whole deal, the lo-fi way he did it, the ultra-real. It was just nice to do that. It was nice to be feeling like we had to come to terms with what was given by this incident.


"The whole deal" is that we have an evil programmer — no bets that he's a hacker, I think it's clear that's a given — who blogs? Or is a commenter on blogs? And has chosen Doom as his Internet handle. And we're going to lose him as the ruler of Latveria, too, I'm guessing.

This is the worst.