Over the weekend rumours began circulating that True Blood actor, Stephen Moyer was in the running to play Latverian dictator and super villain Doctor Doom in the Fantastic Four remake. Originating on ComicBookMovie, the rumour went thusly:
Another name has now been added to the list, this time it’s True Blood star Stephen Moyer. An offer is currently out for the actor to portray the villainous Victor Von Doom/Doctor Doom. Though it is still unclear exactly how central the character will be in the film, Doom will be showcased as the ruler of Latveria and a master of the mystic arts.
Fan reaction was pretty positive all in all, however during the Emmy Awards Moyer, who attended with wife and True Blood co-star, Anna Paquin, was asked about the casting and quickly debunked all speculation. When questioned the actor claimed he knew nothing about the role at all although he did indicated that he’d be interested in the part. Was Moyer just playing ignorant or has the rumour mill gone into overdrive once more? ComicBookMovie ran with the story without once referencing their original article which started all the speculation:
When asked about the possibility of donning the face metal as Victor Von Doom..
“Isn’t that great? Isn’t that fantastic? I know nothing about it.”
But when asked if he would consider taking on the role of the iconic villain..
“I don’t know, Yeah, maybe. Yeah.”
So there you go. It’s always possible that Moyer is just keeping schtum for some reason but it seems this one won’t be happening. Which is a shame, as much as I have little interest in the reboot, he was a very good choice for Doom!
Take a look at the video below for yourself, what do you think? Personally I think that he’d be a great choice for Doom, who was played in previous installments with extra cheese by Nip/Tuck actor Julian McMahon. But had he really not been approached? Is the actor acting up or does he really know nothing about the part?