Cillian Murphy became death in Oppenheimer. Will he become Doctor Doom in the MCU’s Fantastic Four?
Cillian Murphy was best known in the comic book community for his role as Scarecrow in Batman Begins. Following his recent explosion back to the forefront of moviegoers’ minds with Oppenheimer, fans have wanted the actor to don a new mask as Doctor Doom in the MCU’s Fantastic Four reboot. When asked if he’d be interested in returning to the world of capes and crusaders, Murphy said it all depends on the script he’d be given:
“Yeah, I mean, I’m always…it’s always about the script,” Murphy told the Happy Sad Confused podcast. “So, I’ll read…If someone sends a script, I’ll read it. And you never know what turns up.”
While Oppenheimer certainly proved to fans that Cillian Murphy would make a great Doctor Doom in a Fantastic Four film, he’s not the only actor fans want to see as Victor Von Doom in the MCU. Adam Driver was rumored to be a front-runner for months, though recent reports indicate he’s passed on the role.
What we know about the Fantastic Four movie
The Fantastic Four reboot is expected to be a fresh take on the classic Marvel characters, with a new cast. Matt Shakman is directing the movie from a screenplay by Josh Friedman, best known for his work on Avatar: The Way of Water. It is currently scheduled to hit theaters in 2025.
John Krasinski played the Earth-838 variant of Reed Richards in Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but his future as the character is currently in doubt. Krasinski’s wife Emily Blunt has said that she’s hopeful we’ll see the actor back as Richards for Fantastic Four.
Fantastic Four opens on February 14, 2025. Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!