Toby Kebbell is New Doctor Doom in THE FANTASTIC FOUR

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There’s no doubt the shoes Toby Kebbell has to fill are going to be massive. RocknRolla star has reportedly locked down the role of the villainous Victor von Doom in Josh Trank’s upcoming The Fantastic Four superhero reboot.

The main stars of the film are Miles Teller (Mr. Fantastic), Michael B. Jordan (Human Torch), Kate Mara (Invisible Girl), and Jamie Bell (The Thing) as Marvel’s First Family with production expected to begin in Baton Rouge this month.

The English actor has popped up in the thriller The East and the fantasy sequel Wrath of the Titans and more recently Kebbell has become prominent as an ape in Fox’s upcoming sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and he also has a supporting role in Universal’s Warcraft.

The story will reportedly be based on the Ultimate Fantastic Four comic, which “envisioned the titular team as a younger group of characters and retooled their origin story.”

20th Century Fox is so confident in the success of The Fantastic Four — slated for release on June 19, 2015 — and it’s already announced the release date for a second installment; The Fantastic Four 2 is due in theaters on July 4th, 2017!

Check out Julian McMahon‘s Doctor Doom in the 2005 Fantastic Four film and hope for better results from Toby Kebbell.