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crimsonstorm15 shine on from A parallel universe Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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Feb 5th 2014 at 6:09:40 PM

...if Doom is played by a woman... does that mean we can't cast James Earl Jones as the voice?

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Canid117 Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Feb 5th 2014 at 7:23:26 PM

Does that mean Doom wont be played by Patrick Warburton?

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beorc Ridley and Ridley from hither and yon Relationship Status: I know
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Feb 5th 2014 at 7:25:01 PM

Doom will be played by a different person in every scene.

edited 5th Feb '14 7:25:21 PM by beorc

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Canid117 Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Feb 5th 2014 at 7:57:02 PM

Can we have a scene where there are 50 Doombots all in the same room plotting different ways to destroy Reed Richards who are completely oblivious to each others' presence?

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Feb 5th 2014 at 9:25:28 PM

Well, someone's a fan of Divekick.

Feb 5th 2014 at 9:47:12 PM

the idea of making that a female Human Torch amuses me.

Which reminds me of another point - if they make Doom a woman, does that mean we have to worry about Johnny Storm trying to hit on her?

Or worse - Doom using Johnny's nature against him by seducing him as part of her evil plot?

And the article said that Fox "wasn't ruling out" switching genders for the role, not that they had outright planned to do it, and that Fox wanted a big-name actor. So the implication is "if we get an actress who is a really good Doom, we'll go with her". Which is exactly the same principle as Idris Elba for Heimdall.

Which, again, implies they're planning on playing Doom the same way regardless, which is absolutely the worst way to go about doing it if they really feel a need to go through with this ridiculous idea.

kalel94 Rascal King from Dragonstone
Rascal King
Feb 5th 2014 at 9:48:45 PM

I'm sorry, why is Doom having a vagina instead of a cock a "ridiculous idea"?

You literally have to change nothing about the character.

I mean, it might be unnecessary, but not "ridiculous".

edited 5th Feb '14 9:49:33 PM by kalel94

The last hurrah? Nah, I'd do it again.
CorrTerek The Permanently Confused from The Bland Line
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Feb 5th 2014 at 9:53:35 PM

I think we had that discussion on the previous page.

TheOtherSteve The Other Steve from blah
The Other Steve
Feb 5th 2014 at 10:03:52 PM

Yeah, I agree that there's nothing wrong with a Lady Doom. The only real problems that might arise are more about how Hollywood treats women, not because being a dude is central to Doom's character.

In other news, it appears confirmed that Annihilus is going to be the main villain, and Mark Millar compared the film to Alien.

Also, I read somewhere that the movie will be titled "Fantastic Four in the Negative Zone". I like the comic book-y quality of it, but I can't find a proper source.

Also also: what do you guys think about the fact that this will be set in the same universe as the X-Men films?

edited 5th Feb '14 10:10:12 PM by TheOtherSteve

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Feb 6th 2014 at 1:51:14 AM

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Are you kidding on that last one? Please tell me you're kidding.

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Feb 6th 2014 at 2:40:53 AM

Hey. If a female actor can do for Doom what Elba did for Heimdall and blow Mcmahon's portrayal retroactively out of existence, then I'll probably pipe down

edited 6th Feb '14 2:41:43 AM by nervmeister

kostya from Everywhere Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Feb 6th 2014 at 4:57:25 AM

That is such a stupid title. I don't see this ending well at all.

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Feb 6th 2014 at 8:01:57 AM

It's been known since the project start that the Fantastic Four reboot will happen in the X-Men universe.

Lionheart0 Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Feb 6th 2014 at 8:16:11 AM

If they can make Fem Doom note  like Faora where she actually throws down, I'm all for it.

But, just like with the Doom from the previous film, if they end up changing the character so much to the point where they're "In Name Only" I have to question what is the point?

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Feb 6th 2014 at 9:31:06 AM

[up] Curiosity and surprise will probably put butts in seats. And the inevitable controversy will lead to free advertising.

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GethKnight from St.Charles, Missouri Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Feb 6th 2014 at 10:09:53 AM

Shame. Would be cool to see more female villains.

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GethKnight from St.Charles, Missouri Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Feb 6th 2014 at 10:15:01 AM

Yea, we need more like her! Well, till the whole "Get your body filled with a liquid metal" thing.

Lionheart0 Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Feb 6th 2014 at 10:25:33 AM

TBH, if Lady Doom ended up being poorly written, you get the whole "Bitches be crazy" vibe that Oz The Great And Powerful gave off.

Kostya from Everywhere Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Feb 6th 2014 at 10:30:58 AM

There's also the fact that if Doom was a woman they'd have to change her dynamic with Sue and Reed. Either she becomes the evil lesbian that tries to steal Sue away, she goes after Reed instead which doesn't seem like a good idea to me, or they drop that plot point. The last one is doable but I'd prefer if they kept it.

GethKnight from St.Charles, Missouri Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Feb 6th 2014 at 10:34:42 AM

Or they just have her try to break them up because Doom doesn't want Reed to be happy. Seriously, why is it always coming to a relationship thing? There are many different motivations .

Kostya from Everywhere Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Feb 6th 2014 at 10:37:52 AM

I can't see how they'd have her do that without some kind of romantic or jealous overtones.

BaconManiac5000 Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Feb 6th 2014 at 10:43:56 AM

Okay, I just got on here and I'm very confused.

Why are they making Doom a woman?

That's like making Magneto a woman. Or Wonder Woman a man.

It makes no sense.

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