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Marvel Studios Reportedly Eyes Josh Hartnett for the Role of Doctor Doom

Since Marvel Studios officially announced the Fantastic Four reboot movie thatll introduce Marvels first family into the MCU, so much stuff has happened, but we are still pretty much in the fog. The movie was announced in December 2020, and in those almost three years, the only official pieces of information we have about the movie are its director and the release date.
While many rumors about the cast have circulated the internet over the past few months, theres still no official cast announcement, and now we know it wont even be made for a while, given the circumstances with strikes in Hollywood. The WandaVision director, Matt Shakman, took over the project after the initially announced director, Jon Watts, walked out of the project, and Josh Friedman worked on the script before the entire project, as well as its casting process, was put on hold.
A known insider claims that Josh Hartnett is a candidate to play Doctor Doom in the MCU!

Since we know absolutely nothing about the plot of the upcoming Fantastic Four, theres no telling who will be the movies main villain. When we think of villains that are associated with the Fantastic Four, the two most common options would be Doctor Doom and Galactus, but on the other hand, both of them are very iconic and powerful villains that Marvel Studios could be saving for some crossover events or sequels rather than introducing them right in the first movie.
According to the known insider Jeff Sneider, Marvel Studios is reportedly eyeing Josh Hartnett for the role of Doctor Doom in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He also said that the character wont have a big role in the movie since Doctor Doom will probably appear at the end or in the post-credit scenes, introducing the character and setting him up for bigger things in the future.
Josh Hartnett is an American actor who played roles in known movies such as 2001s Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down. He recently played Ernest Lawrence in Christopher Nolans Oppenheimer and Danny in Guy Ritchies Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre, both movies released this year.

We know that once they debut in the MCU, the Fantastic Four is here to stay, and there are also rumors that Marvel Studios has big plans for Doctor Doom in the upcoming Avengers: Secret Wars, which is no wonder since Doctor Doom is one of the most iconic villains that Marvel Comics ever introduced, and his debut in the franchise will certainly mark the begging of something grand.

Fantastic Four, the first installment of MCUs Phase 6, is scheduled to be released on May 2, 2025.

How do you like the idea of Josh Hartnett playing Doctor Doom in the MCU? Are you looking forward to Fantastic Four?



Fantastic Four: Doctor Doom MCU Role Reportedly Offered To Josh Hartnett Pre-Strike

Marvel Studios Eyes Josh Hartnett for the Role of Doctor Doom
Its safe to assume that, if true, Hartnett was offered the role of Doctor Doom in the Fantastic Four reboot movie over in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Doctor Doom is also highly expected to appear in future projects such as Avengers: Secret Wars and is definitely a highly sought-after role in the industry, meaning many actors that fit the description will be attempting to land the job.

Various names and rumours have flooded the internet these past couple of years, more prominently as of late due to the casting process picking up speed at least it was prior to the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.

As of writing, no SAG actor will be in any talks with these studios, meaning that casting announcements for roles such as Doctor Doom wont be happening soon.

For now, its best to take any news with a pinch of salt amidst the strikes and just wait for more official confirmation from the cast and crew of said projects.


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