Upvoted: If the MCU were so inclined, a solo Doctor Doom movie could be every bit the Oscar bait that Joker is. via /r/marvelstudios


If the MCU were so inclined, a solo Doctor Doom movie could be every bit the Oscar bait that Joker is.

I've always thought that Marvel should do a Doom movie prior to releasing Fantastic Four movies. While his arc intersects with the FF's, it's trajectory is completely different — and discredits both Doom and the FF to cast him as "the team member that went bad."

Doctor Doom undergoes a version of the Hero's Journey — except as a villain. He grew up a poor Roma kid whose mother was killed by a bigoted mob and whose father died protecting Victor while on the run escaping the wrath of a despotic tyrant. He went away to America to develop his scientific acumen but dealt a crippling blow when one of his inventions blew up in his face (believing it had been tampered with by his rival Reed Richards). Despondent, he travels to the Himalayas where he battles his demons, marries science with sorcery and creates his armor. He returns to the land of his birth to depose the tyrant only to become one himself.

Submitted September 16, 2019 at 04:25PM by bserum
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