Toby Kebbell Talks Negative Reaction To Fantastic Four


During a recent interview with IGN, Toby Kebbel (Dr. Doom) discussed the critical and commercial failure of Fantastic Four. “I was disappointed but fans aren’t wrong. Fans want what they want to see and if they don’t get satisfaction, they let you know. I appreciate that as a performer. My job is to come in and perform as best I can and hopefully be directed in that path. I felt like I was. I felt like the film was going to go well. It didn’t turn out that the fans felt that way, so their reaction is honest and I can only appreciate honesty.”

When asked what he learned: “I think…I don’t know if I learned anything from Doom apart from perhaps when I see something I don’t agree with the voice that immediately. I think it’s important. As an actor you’re very conscious that your career is at stake with each job, especially on these larger productions. You know, a film like that comes out and I’m being sent maybe four scripts in a week and those scripts go to zero when it doesn’t come out as successful, so actively affects my career. I think it’s vitally important that if there’s a problem on set that it’s voiced and we solve it there. I think that collaboration’s very important. Not to say that didn’t happen on set, but the collaboration is vital. If we don’t do that then we suffer.”