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Sam Riley and Eddie Redmayne Shortlisted for Doctor Doom Role in 'Fantastic Four'

March 12, 2014 (5:56 am) GMT
Joining the rumored casting mix to play the main baddie in the superhero remake are Toby Kebbell and Domhnall Gleeson.
Sam Riley and Eddie Redmayne Shortlisted for Doctor Doom Role in 'Fantastic Four'

Four actors are reportedly eying a coveted role as Doctor Doom in "". According to The Wrap, and are among the shortlisted contenders along with and .

who is known for his role Richard Harrow on "" was also rumored being in talks for the villainous role for the reboot. However, it's unclear if he remains in the mix now that four new candidates emerge.

The "Fantastic Four" remake is directed by Josh Trank. will star as the rubber man, Reed Richards, as Johnny Storm or Human Torch, as Sue Storm or Invincible Woman, and as Ben Grimm or The Thing. It will open June 19, 2015 in the United States.

Riley will next be seen in Disney's "", and Redmayne is among the cast of the upcoming "". Kebbell also has one movie coming this year, "", while Gleeson has several including 's "".

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