If you don't know Toby Kebbell, you soon will. The 32-year-old actor recently finished production on Josh Trank's 'Fantastic Four' reboot, in which he plays the villainous Doctor Doom, and he also played bad ape Koba in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.' In continuing this streak of villainy, Kebbell is looking to become the antagonist in the 'Ben-Hur' remake.
We've already heard about Disney's Marvel and Warner Bros.' DC lineups coming to Comic-Con 2014 (whether they've been officially confirmed or not), but what about that itty-bitty superhero property over in 20th Century Fox land, 'Fantastic Four'? The cast and crew have been on location in Louisiana filming for a couple months now, but will they be jetting to San Diego to appease the fans?
One of the great sins committed by the original 'Fantastic Four' movie was how badly it botched the character of Dr. Doom, one of the best and most iconic villains in the Marvel universe. The megalomaniacal dictator of Latveria is getting another chance on the big screen thanks to the upcoming reboot, where he'll be played by Toby Kebbell. While it's too early to actually judge this latest take on Doom in any way, some newly revealed tidbits automatically make him sound better than the previous iteration.
The Josh Trank reboot of 'Fantastic Four' has found its foursome with Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell cast as Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Girl, The Human Torch and The Thing, respectively, which means there's one last big piece of the puzzle: Dr. Victor von Doom, the quartet's greatest nemesis. Now it appears it's down to four actors.
'Akira' has been one of those Hollywood projects that has been languishing in development hell for quite some time now. The project has been greenlit and stalled so many times that Vegas has now starting taking odds on whether or not the project will ever get off the ground. Actor Toby Kebbell, once in talks to star in the film as Tetsuo, recently shed some light as what he thinks are the reasons for these delays.