Ben Mendelsohn wants to play Doctor Doom character
Los Angeles: Actor Ben Mendelsohn says he would love to be one of the most iconic villains in comic history — Victor Von Doom.
On MTV’s “Happy Sad Confused” podcast with Josh Horowitz, the actor expressed his fondness for the “Fantastic Four” villain, reports aceshowbiz.co.uk.
“Doctor Doom is the greatest comic character of all time. That’s a great role. The thing that’s really appealing about Victor is the damage and trauma, the loss of the family, the wrong done to him, then the revenge and the takeover,” he said.
Mendelsohn added: “Then it’s the protectiveness of Latveria wrapped in that Cold War vibe. What actually makes him great is his caring bit. That’s what’s great about Doctor Doom, and I just like him!”
Horowitz mentioned that at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Fox announced that they were planning on making a Doctor Doom solo film helmed by Noah Hawley.
To this, Mendelsohn said: “Oh yeah, I’m aware of all this.”
Doctor Doom was portrayed by two different actors. In 2005’s “Fantastic Four”, actor Julian McMahon got into the character. Ten years later, Toby Kebbell got the chance to play the villain in “The Fantastic Four”, but the movie was heavily chastised by critics.
Mendelsohn expressed his enthusiasm on playing Doctor Doom.