Julian McMahon Hopes To Portray Doctor Doom Under the Reins of MARVEL Studios

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
Julian McMahon Hopes To Portray Doctor Doom Under the Reins of MARVEL Studios
MARVEL/Doctor Doom

One of the things that fans and viewers of the MARVEL Cinematic Universe (MCU) enjoy is the fact that every single film and story was designed to fall into a greater story arc culminating in movie events that blow the audience mind away. At this rate, the architects of the MCU are pushing forward without looking back as to what other characters they might have included, if they only had the rights to it, such as the iconic MARVEL comics villain, “Doctor Doom.”

As of today, audience have already been treated to two incarnations of one of the greatest villains in the MARVEL comics universe, Doctor Victor von Doom, thanks to the two “Fantastic Four” films that were released in the early 2000s, and the more recent “Fantastic Four” outing, which was released in August 2015.


Sad to say, despite the fact that these movies were about MARVEL comics’ first superhero family, the films were not big successes.

Thanks to that and thanks to the fact that MARVEL didn’t own the rights to their first family, the Fantastic Four were never given a fair chance to properly shine. However, according to a recent interview that Comic Book.com did with actor Julian McMahon, who portrayed the iconic villain in the first “Fantastic Four” film, he still hopes that MARVEL will one day take the reins of the first family, and would allow him to return to portray Doctor Doom once more.

During the interview, which had been held during a party for SyFy in New York, the actor expressed regret that he hadn’t been able to “express” the character in the way that he “saw” the character. He then stated that if MARVEL asked him to portray Doom again, he would do it without hesitating, as he believes that there is actually a lot of material that he could work with.


This, of course, is true, as the villain has been around for a very long time. In fact, in the currently ongoing MARVEL comics “Secret Wars” event, Doctor Doom has declared himself as a god and the ruler of a patchwork planet called “Battleworld,” which is comprised of salvaged worlds from the incursions that were happening across space and time.

McMahon, however, isn’t alone in this opinion, as, according to Cinema Blend, Toby Kebbel, who portrayed Doom in the latest version of the “Fantastic Four,” recently expressed the same opinion.

Would you want to see MARVEL take back the “Fantastic Four” and give fans and viewers a better treatment of the team and Doctor Doom? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.