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Toby Kebbell to Play Doctor Doom in 'Fantastic Four'

April 2, 2014 (1:52 am) GMT
The 'War Horse' actor pushes aside such competitors as Sam Riley, Eddie Redmayne, and Domhnall Gleeson.

"" has found its villain, Variety learns. is expected to play Doctor Doom or Victor von Doom in the remake. Before Fox zeroed in on him, the likes of , , , and were in the mix.

The "" reboot is directed by Josh Trank (""). will star as the rubber man, Reed Richards, as Johnny Storm or Human Torch, as Sue Storm or Invisible Woman, and as Ben Grimm or The Thing.

Simon Kinberg contributes to the scriptwriting, while his co-writer in "", Matthew Vaughn, serves as a producer. The story is still unclear, but rumor suggests the movie will focus on the superheroes in their younger years. It will open June 19, 2015 in the U.S., followed by a sequel on July 14, 2017.

Kebbell's credits include "", "", "", and "". He was last seen on the big screen in thriller "" and will next appear in "". He is also among the cast of Duncan Jones' "".

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