Ben Mendelsohn Proclaims His Love of Doctor Victor Von Doom

Ben Mendelsohn who made a name for himself in Netflix’s ‘Bloodline’ and in last year’s ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ knows his comic books.

According to the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Mendelsohn’s dream role would be that of Doctor Victor Von Doom.

‘Doctor Doom is the greatest comic character of all time. That’s a great role. The thing that’s appealing about Victor is the damage and trauma, the loss of the family, the wrong done to him and then the takeover, the revenge, and then the protectiveness of Latveria wrapped in that Cold War vibe. There’s something about the combination of that. What actually makes him great is his caring bit,’ said Mendelsohn.

Up next for Mendelsohn is King George VI in Gary Oldman’s ‘Darkest Hour,’ then he will play Nolan Sorrento in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One,’ then the Sheriff of Nottingham in Otto Bathurst’s ‘Robin Hood,’ then a mysterious villain in Marvel’s ‘Captain Marvel.’

Mendelsohn would easily become the best actor to take on the mantle of Doom. If Disney did acquire 20th Century, Doctor Doom appearing as the villain in a fourth Iron Man film would be brilliant.


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Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.