Rumors: Doctor Doom Set To Appear in ‘Fantastic Four’ in a Small Role Setting up Future Installments

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Yesterday, exciting news surfaced about the upcoming film “Fantastic Four.” The official release date for this highly anticipated Marvel movie is July 25, 2025. Fans have been buzzing with speculation for months, and now we have confirmation on the main cast.

Pedro Pascal will take on the role of Reed Richards (also known as Mister Fantastic), a character accidentally confirmed by SAG-AFTRA last week. Vanessa Kirby will portray Sue Storm, aka The Invisible Woman, which aligns with previous rumors. Completing the first family, we have Ebon Moss-Bachrach as The Thing and Joseph Quinn as The Human Torch.

Filming is set to commence this summer. Interestingly, due to a release date switch, another Marvel film, “Thunderbolts,” lost its spot in July 2025 and will now hit theaters earlier than expected on May 2, 2025.

While the core cast is now confirmed, there’s been no word yet on the potential appearance of Doctor Doom, a villain closely associated with Marvel’s first family. However, according to John Campea, who discussed this on The John Campea Show, Doctor Doom is expected to make an appearance in the film. But don’t expect him to be the primary antagonist; instead, he’ll likely serve as a tantalizing glimpse of what’s to come in future installments.

As previously mentioned, there has been much speculation about Doctor Doom’s official debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The two most likely candidates for this introduction are either the upcoming ‘Fantastic Four’ project or the next installment in the ‘Black Panther’ franchise.

Regarding the casting of Doctor Doom, several names have been circulating. Cillian Murphy and Mads Mikkelsen are among the top contenders, with Cillian gaining favor among fans. However, the role remains unconfirmed.

Additionally, there are rumors that the ‘Fantastic Four’ film will introduce Nova, a notable character, and that Nova will be portrayed by Ryan Gosling. Gosling, fresh from his successful role as Ken in the ‘Barbie’ movie, continues to ride a wave of popularity.

Back in 2019, Kevin Feige announced the inclusion of a ‘Fantastic Four’ film in the next phase of the MCU. Initially, Jon Watts, known for directing the MCU’s Spider-Man films, was attached as the director in December 2020. However, in April 2022, Watts stepped down from the project. Feige later revealed that the reboot would not focus on an origin story, setting the stage for an exciting new chapter in the Marvel universe.

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In August, discussions began with Matt Shakman to direct, a confirmation made in September during the Disney event D23. Writers Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer were brought on board the same month, while Josh Friedman joined in March 2023 for script revisions. Principal photography was slated to commence in January 2024 in London. Originally slated for November 8, 2024, the release date for Fantastic Four was rescheduled multiple times, eventually settling for July 25, 2025, as part of Phase Six of the MCU. If you have any additional details, feel free to share them in the comments below!

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