According to a new rumor, Doctor Doom may be making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as the villain of the upcoming sequel, Black Panther 2.
This new rumor comes courtesy of Murphy’s Multiverse, in which Charles Murphy describes what he hears would be Doctor Doom’s arc in Black Panther 2 as an opportunity for the iconic Marvel villain to begin “expanding his empire, conquering parts of Africa and, ultimately, come into conflict with the nation of Wakanda and the Black Panther.”
Murphy stresses that everything he’s heard regarding Doctor Doom as the villain in Black Panther 2 should be considered a rumor at this point, but also speculates that Marvel Studios has big plans for the character. He writes that Kevin Feige was willing to meat with Noah Hawley, who was developing a standalone Doctor Doom movie before Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox was complete.
Plus, with Marvel Studios now owning the film rights to both X-Men and the Fantastic Four, along with a slew of new release dates for untitled projects slated from 2022-2023, some are speculating that we will be introduced to elements of these popular comic book legends earlier than expected. Perhaps Black Panther 2 will be our first official introduction to such characters with Doctor Doom serving as the main villain.
During the D23 Expo presentation back in August, Kevin Feige brought out writer/director Ryan Coogler on stage with a draft of the Black Panther 2 script, teasing some big things are afoot for the sequel to the landmark film. Perhaps it’s because we will finally be seeing Doctor Doom in the MCU facing off against one of the franchise’s headliners.
What do you think of this new rumor? Do you think we will see Doctor Doom facing off against King T’Challa in Black Panther 2? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Doctor Doom, Black Panther 2 and the future of the MCU!
Source: Murphy’s Multiverse
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.