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Toby Kebbell set to play Fantastic Four villain Doctor Doom

Story by Jack Foley

TOBY Kebbell has emerged as the favourite to play the villain in Twentieth Century Fox’s forthcoming Fantastic Four reboot.

The British actor, whose list of credits includes Rocknrolla, War Horse and The East, would play Doctor Doom in the film, according to Variety.

According to the report – which Fox has so far refused to comment on – Kebbell has emerged ahead of Jack Huston and Domhnall Gleeson for the role.

Based on the Marvel comic The Ultimate Fantastic Four, the reboot will focus on the characters as young men and women.

It is being directed by Josh Trank and stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell in the lead roles. Find out more

The Fantastic Four is currently due to open in US cinemas on June 19, 2015, with a second installment already pencilled in for summer 2017.

Kebbell will shortly be seen in blockbuster sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes as well as the upcoming adaptation of Warcraft.

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