FANTASTIC FOUR Director Josh Trank Weighs In On The Female DOCTOR DOOM Dilemma


doomUnless you’re a goldfish, you probably remember Tuesday morning’s report that actors and actresses have either completed screen tests or would soon finish screen tests for the roles of Reed Richards, Sue Storm, and Ben Grimm for Fox‘s Fantastic Four reboot. The Hollywood Reporter claimed casting would soon be finalized for those roles but Michael B. Jordan was pretty much a lock for Johnny Storm. Tucked away in there was also the news that Fox and director Josh Trank have decided that Doctor Doom would be the villain for the film, though they weren’t quite sure yet whether Doom would be male of female. Regardless of whether they went with Victor or Victoria Doom (as some have dubbed the character since the news), they are looking for star power to balance out the relatively fresh faced Fantastic Four choices. Tonight the director has weighed in on the Doom dilemma, and he’s not too pleased.

Trank‘s Twitter, which is sporadically used, was recently confirmed as being the director’s real, legitimate account. Since it has been authenticated by Badass Digest, people have started paying attention to it a lot more closely than before. The director sent out the following:

Now the only real Tweets the director has ever sent out is quick statements saying certain casting rumors or plot points are false. Trank vehemently denied that Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller were being considered for roles, but multiple trade outlets and even the stars themselves have said they were in talks and things were looking to get serious. Now they may not be cast and Trank is correct, but some are leery in this age of false denials. So a female Doom may at least be something that was thought about at one point or it could have never been a possibility at all. There’s no real way to know until a cast is announced. With filming said to begin rather soon, hopefully we hear something before long. What do you think about the idea of a female Doom? Do you think Trank is really trying to get out in front of a false rumor?

Update: Shortly after hitting post, Trank sent out another Tweet that really does make us question everything. False denial is the name of the game for at least one thing he’s said in the past:

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