Recent headlines and interviews have revealed that Doctor Doom, the classic villain that is often more popular than [The Fantastic Four](movie:34667) themselves (who made it into Marvel VS. Capcom, after all?) is undergoing quite a few big changes. The actor behind our rebooted Doom is Toby Kebbell, known for his role as Koba in [Dawn of the Planet of the Apes](movie:322904), sat down with Collider and gave some pretty interesting details on his character. Here's what we learned:
His Name isn't Victor Von Doom
According to Kebbell:
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.
Er, well, okay. What else?
He's an Internet Tough Guy
The Doom we're used to is going to be more, er, in tune with modern comic readers, apparently:
The Doom in ours—I'm a programmer. Very anti-social programmer. And on blogging sites I'm "Doom".
Which, of course, leads me to think that this Doom is going to be a pretty irritating internet troll who comes into possession of stuff that internet trolls should never, ever be given. Thanks to current internet fueds, I'd also like to stay away from a character that reminds me of how mindless social media can be - but given the character's description, he kind of just sounds like an angry programmer that yells at people on their blogs.
He's Probably Not from Latveria, but...
... Well, we're not sure where he's from. In a later interview with IGN, Kebbell elaborated on the accent, saying that, "... I did the American accent with that kind of hint (at an eastern european accent) ... the voice for me was so vitally important."
All a bit confusing, especially because these are drastic changes for a character to undergo. Doom's entire backstory has been warped from that of a Latverian ruler to a grumpy programmer - so has his motive changed, too?