Toby Kebbell On 'Fantastic Four'; Confirms "Badass Trank Cut" We'll Never See
By Matt O.
We all know the insane fallout that happened last year with 20th Century Fox and director Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot, which was very "sad" for hardcore fans of the property and movie goers alike. With most rumors suggesting that the studio didn't like the version that Trank had created and fired him during the final leg of production and re-shot a ton of the film, ruining any chance of a cohesive film.
Now, in a recent interview with The Daily Beast the extremely talented actor Toby Kebbell (who played Victor Von Doom) spoke about the "Doomed" film (pun intended) and revealed there is a badass version of the film that we, the audience will never see.
“I tell you, the honest truth is [Trank] did cut a great film that you’ll never see. That is a shame. A much darker version, and you’ll never see it.”
The actor also went on to talk a little about all the hard work he put into the character of Victor Von Doom and the fact that the cut everyone has seen, mostly uses a stunt actor in the Doom suit and that most of his scenes as doom were left on the cutting room floor.
“I spent so long figuring out an accent that was from the mid-Eastern block, generic enough to be a guy who then lived in America. I figured that out. Unfortunately, I played Doom in three points: Walking down a corridor, killing the doctor and getting into the time machine, and lying on the bench. They were the only times I played Doom. Everything else was some other guy, on some other day… doing some other thing. I was infuriated that he was allowed to limp like that!”
In case you are wondering what could have been, check out one of the best scenes in the film that felt completely out of place and different from the rest of the movie. Plus you can feel Kebbell's presence in this scene compared to the other ones with Doom where it wasn't him and they were doing reshoots with a stuntman in the suit.
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