Toby Kebbell Says There’s a Cut of ‘Fantastic Four’ Out There That Would Have Made a Great Film

By June 8, 2016

Last year’s attempted reboot of Fantastic Four may go down in history as not only one of the most disappointing comic book films, but also one of the absolute worst as well. Marred and deformed by clear studio intervention and misguided original concepts, the film seemed to be just as bad as the first two Fantastic Four films that Twentieth Century Fox made, even despite all of the promising young talent involved.

Perhaps one of the film’s most disappointing aspects as well, was Toby Kebbell’s Dr. Doom, who had barely anything to do in the film, and well, just looked atrocious too. Kebbell has even come out in agreement with fans about the film as well, and it looks like he may even be backing up one of director Josh Trank’s tweets about the movie now also.

While speaking with The Daily Beast, Kebbell said that Trank made a “great” cut of the film, that will unfortunately never be seen again:

“I tell you, the honest truth is [Trank] did cut a great film that you’ll never see. That is a shame. A much darker version, and you’ll never see it.”

For those of you out there that were disappointed by the film’s representation/iteration of Dr. Doom as well, you’re not alone:

“Unfortunately, I played Doom in three points: Walking down a corridor, killing the doctor and getting into the time machine, and lying on the bench. They were the only times I played Doom. Everything else was some other guy, on some other day… doing some other thing. I was infuriated that he was allowed to limp like that!”

Kebbell was one of the most exciting aspects of the film to me in the months leading up to its release, after being blown away by his performance as Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, so to say that I was disappointed by the movie completely underutilizing him onscreen, would probably be an understatement.  Despite claims from producer Simon Kinberg that a sequel is still in the works as well, it’s seeming more and more like those involved in the original film are looking forward to putting it in their rear view mirrors at this point, and honestly, we can’t really blame them.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable