Marvel's supervillain Doctor Doom to debut in 'Black Panther 2'?
Victor Von Doom, aka Doctor Doom, is one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's (MCU) greatest villains. A brilliant scientist, Doctor Doom is said to have powers like those of Iron Man and Doctor Strange. Interestingly, a recent report suggests that the supervillain is set to make his MCU debut in the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. But who will essay the role of Doom?
Doom rumored to appear in 'Black Panther 2'
If rumors are to be believed, then an actor—whose identity has been kept under wraps—has already filmed his parts as Doctor Doom for a certain film. Meanwhile, several reports suggest that Doom will appear in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (releasing on November 11). However, Doom is known to be the arch-enemy of the Fantastic Four, so he could feature in a later film, too.
Here's what rumors have to say
Giancarlo Esposito from 'Breaking Bad' to play Doom?
Adding to the commotion surrounding Doom, some reports also suggested Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) would be carrying the mantle of the famous villain. This was tweeted by the Twitter account Marvel Updates, which posted, "Giancarlo Esposito met with #MarvelStudios to talk about some roles including Doctor Doom (sic)." This led to some interesting theories by fans about who could play the villain on screen.
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Netizens cooked theories about possible actor behind Doom
Fans and netizens, in general, joined the debate over who could possibly essay Doctor Doom's role. Moreover, many theories also suggested that Bridgerton actor Regé-Jean Page was finalized for the role. At the same time, some netizens claimed Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy would appear as the tyrannical King of Latveria. Another netizen wrote, "Javier Bardem as Doctor Doom. That's my pick (sic)."
'Black Panther' makers decided to not recast T'Challa
Meanwhile, Marvel recently dropped the official teaser of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con. However, fans were disappointed as the makers decided not to recast T'Challa aka Black Panther after Chadwick Boseman's demise and seemingly wrote his character off. On the other hand, whether Doom makes his debut in this movie is something we will find out on November 11!