February 06, 2014

A female Dr. Doom for Fantastic Four reboot?

It could happen, according to Bleeding Cool:

But surely the most interesting proposition they raise is that Josh Trank and Fox are open to gender-swapping iconic F4 villain Dr. Doom, who is expected to be the Big Bad here as well. Here’s how they’re approaching casting the character: the studio is likely to go for a big name and isn’t ruling out switching genders for the role.

Uh ... whaaaaat??? Last May rumors surfaced that a black actor may take over the role of the Human Torch; now we possibly may get a Doc Doom with breasts. Why not change the team moniker to the Politically Correct Four? And why stop at the Torch and Doom? Why not an Asian Reed Richards and Native American Sue Storm? And, how about making the Thing out of dry ice instead of rock, so that when his body sublimates there can be ample room for a discussion of anthropogenic global warming?

Posted by Hube at February 6, 2014 08:07 PM | TrackBack

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Where did this politically correct obsession with changing an established character's race and/or gender come from? I don't get it. Female Doctor Doom would be stupid, as would a black Human Torch.

Marvel (and Dc) have plenty of non-white and female characters they can use. The Blade movies did pretty well in the box office, if memory serves, and that had a black lead. The fact that they keep wanting to change established characters shows how little faith they must have in their already-existing non-white and female characters.

I won't see the Fantastic Four movie if they're going to inject this PC nonsense into it.

Posted by: Carl at February 6, 2014 10:52 PM

The only way I will see this nonsense is when it eventually comes on Cinemax or Showtime.

Posted by: Hube at February 7, 2014 07:41 AM

I won't be seeing it at all if they go forward with this outright nonsense.

Posted by: Carl at February 7, 2014 01:34 PM

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