Rogue One’s Ben Mendelsohn wants to play the next Doctor Doom

Third time's the charm on Fantastic Four reboots, right?

Ben Mendelsohn is willing to risk it all on the next iteration of Fantastic Four by saying that he would love to play the franchise’s big villain.

Since Josh Trank’s disappointing movie starring Miles Teller and Kate Mara, hopes for a good Fantastic Four movie are diminished.

Mendelsohn however is speaking out saying that he hopes to one day play Victor Von Doom to add to his rich villain portfolio.


Speaking on the ‘Happy Sad Confused’ podcast, the actor said: “Doctor Doom is the greatest comic character of all time.”

“The thing that’s appealing about Victor is the damage and trauma, the loss of the family, the wrong done to him and then the takeover, the revenge, and then the protectiveness of Latveria wrapped in that Cold War vibe”.

Watch the trailer for 2015’s ‘Fantastic Four’ below.

Mendelsohn is currently wrapped up in another comic book universe playing the villain in the upcoming Captain Marvel movie starring Brie Larson and Jude Law.

Larson previously said that some Captain Marvel fans won’t be satisfied with her take on the character. The Oscar-winning Room actress was cast as Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel last July. She’s due to start shooting the movie in January 2018.


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Discussing her version of Captain Marvel, Larson said: “To be fair, there are a lot of iterations of her, so there’s going to be some people there who think this isn’t right.