RUMOR: Cillian Murphy Is Marvel’s Top Choice For ‘Fantastic Four’ Villain Doctor Doom

The casting process for Marvel’s Fantastic Four is gaining momentum, with recent developments suggesting a significant focus on the character of Doctor Doom. Reports indicate that Marvel Studios is considering Cillian Murphy for the role of the infamous villain.

The role of Doctor Doom in the MCU has been a topic of considerable interest, perhaps even more so than the casting of the Fantastic Four themselves. Hollywood insider “MyTimeToShineHello” claims that Cillian Murphy is currently a frontrunner for the role, though it appears his potential involvement would be in a limited capacity. Another insider known as “CanWeGetSomeToast” has hinted that Doctor Doom’s presence in the Fantastic Four film might be limited to a cameo appearance, setting the stage for a more prominent role in future MCU projects.

Cillian Murphy would certainly be an interesting choice to play Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four. The actor has more than proven his acting abilities with Oppenheimer and is no stranger to comic properties due to his prior role as Scarecrow in Batman Begins. However, many on social media have raised concerns about Marvel not casting a Romani actor to play Doom in the MCU. Ultimately, only time will tell if this leak holds any truth, as many other Fantastic Four casting rumors have been less than reliable.

What we know about the Fantastic Four movie

The Fantastic Four reboot is expected to be a fresh take on the classic Marvel characters, with a new cast. Matt Shakman is directing the movie from a screenplay by Josh Friedman. It is currently scheduled to hit theaters in 2025.

John Krasinski played the Earth-838 variant of Reed Richards in Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but his future as the character is currently in doubt. Krasinski’s wife Emily Blunt has said that she’s hopeful we’ll see the actor back as Richards for Fantastic Four.

Fantastic Four opens on May 2, 2025.  Stay tuned for all the latest news regarding the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

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