Toby Kebbell Says The Fans ‘Aren’t Wrong’ About ‘Fantastic Four’; Comments On Backlash

This year’s Fantastic Four was a bit of a disappointment both in terms of the final product and the box office results. Personally? I believe the first two acts of the movie are great but will agree it falls apart entirely in that last act. While some weren’t entirely fond of him as Victor Von Doom, I also believed that Toby Kebbell was one of the film’s highlights. Okay, CGI Dr. Doom didn’t look that great at all but man did that scene where he goes full on Scanners on everyone rule. While speaking with IGN, the actor talks about the film for the first time since it’s release and comments on the fan baclkash that it received. 

I was disappointed, but the fans aren’t wrong. The fans want what they want to see and if they don’t get satisfaction, they let you know. I appreciate that as a performer. My job is to come in and perform as best I can, and hopefully be directed in that path, and I felt like I was. I felt like the film was going to go well. It didn’t turn out that the fans felt that way, so their reaction is honest, I can only appreciate honesty.

I don’t know if I learned anything from Doom apart from perhaps when I see something I don’t agree with, to voice that immediately. I think it’s important. As an actor, you’re conscious that your career is at stake with each job, especially on these larger productions. A film like that comes out, and I’m being sent maybe four scripts in a week, and those scripts go to zero when it doesn’t come out successful, so that actively affects my career. I think it’s vitally important that if there’s a problem on set, that it’s voiced and we solve it there and I think that collaboration is very important. Not to say that didn’t happen on set, but the collaboration is vital and if we don’t do that, then we suffer.

Sounds a bit like Kebbell is playing a bit “nice” with his comments, eh? While the film was poorly received, there are still plans for a sequel in motion. If they do move forward, would you like to see more of Kebbell as Victor Von Doom down the line? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: IGN

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