‘Secret Invasion’ Star Ben Mendelsohn Wants To Play Doctor Doom In ‘The Fantastic Four’

The perfect casting?

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It seems production for The Fantastic Four is officially underway! Secret Invasion star Ben Mendelsohn has thrown his hat in the ring to play Doctor Doom in the MCU reboot.

The Fantastic Four fans got a very special Valentine’s Day gift with the casting announcements for Marvel’s First Family. Though with the villain not yet announced, it seems Secret Invasion star Ben Mendelsohn wants to trade in his Skrull skin for a metal mask, saying that he would give up his eyes and teeth to play Doctor Doom in the MCU.

“I would almost give my eyes and teeth to play Doctor Doom,” Mendelsohn tells GQ. “I think Doctor Doom is the great unread Marvel character that could and should be done. But it is what it is.”

While the actor didn’t have much of a chance to show his range in Secret Invasion, Ben Mendelsohn is a phenomenal actor. However, he has some stiff competition for actors who want to play Doctor Doom in the MCU. Jon Hamm has also expressed interest in playing the villain in The Fantastic Four reboot, and rumors suggest Marvel themselves is eyeing Cillian Murphy for the role. Though with the heroes only just now cast, it’ll likely be some time before fans find out who will play the man behind the iron mask.

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. 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 July 25, 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!

Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

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