Giancarlo Esposito becomes Doctor Doom in a new concept design for the upcoming Jon Watts-directed Fantastic Four reboot.
During the Marvel Studios portion of Disney’s Investor Day, Kevin Feige not only announced Fantastic Four, but also shared that Spider-Man director Jon Watts will be the one to helm the reboot. With Marvel Studios now exploring Marvel’s first family, this also means Doctor Doom probably isn’t far behind and many have already been fan-casting The Mandalorian star Giancarlo Esposito in the role.
Doctor Doom is arguably one of Marvel’s greatest villains from the comics, but has yet to get the proper treatment in live-action. Now that the official announcement has come, many fans are casting Jon Watts’ Fantastic Four reboot. Giancarlo Esposito is no stranger to villain roles with shows like The Mandalorian and Breaking Bad on his resume and has made him a top choice to play the next Doctor Doom. A fan edit from popular digital artist BossLogic shows Esposito as Doctor Doom and it certainly makes a great case for him as the iconic Marvel villain.
What do you think of the artwork? Would you like to see Giancarlo Esposito join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Doctor Doom for Jon Watts’ reboot? Comment below and let us know!
Here’s the synopsis for 2015’s Fantastic Four:
A contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Directed by Josh Trank, Fantastic Four stars Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, and Tim Blake Nelson.
Fantastic Four is available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital. Stay tuned for the latest news on Giancarlo Esposito in The Mandalorian and The Boys, Jon Watts’ Fantastic Four, and be sure to check out and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more great video content in the future!