Radio host Howard Stern has seemingly accidentally revealed that he is involved in a mysterious MCU Doctor Doom project with Marvel thanks to a hot microphone.
A mystery Doctor Doom project is apparently in the works at Marvel, and Howard Stern appears to be involved. The iconic Fantastic Four villain Victor von Doom has been at the forefront of Marvel fans’ minds since Disney took over 20th Century. This gave Marvel Studios the opportunity to start using characters that Fox had access to before, such as Doctor Doom – who appeared in three live-action Fantastic four films between 2005 and 2015. The studio also had plans to give the Marvel villain a solo film, but Noah Hawley’s Doctor Doom movie was essentially canceled after it moved to Disney.
With Marvel Studios confirming a new Fantastic four film is in development, it should only be a matter of time before Doctor Doom joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There has been much speculation that he could debut sooner, as in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, to set him up as a threat looming all over the MCU. Many have also wondered if Doctor Doom could star in his own movie or Disney+ series to fully flesh out the iconic enemy. So far, however, Marvel has not released any information about their plans for Victor von Doom.
It now appears that Marvel is working on a mystery project involving Doctor Doom. Radio host Stern appears to have accidentally revealed the project and its involvement on a recent episode of the Howard Stern Show† After a recent episode, the microphones stayed on while ads played, allowing listeners to hear a conversation they wouldn’t otherwise hear. Howard Stern says he will be playing Doctor Doom in an unknown Marvel project. His schedule is still being worked out, but the radio host mentions that he has even contacted Robert Downey Jr. about acting techniques. Listen to the clip captured by WashedUpTweeter on Twitter below:
They’re going through the schedule with me, and it’s gonna suck… I told you, I’m going to do Doctor Doom. That’s it right for him. But trust me, I feel damn miserable about it… I called Robert Downey Jr. and I asked him acting techniques… Do you have a song for Jon [Favreau]†
Holy shit Stern had a hot mic for their post show get together and I think he leaked that he was Dr. Doom will do in an MCU movie?!?? pic.twitter.com/fIzH1Z7KAJ
— Gus (@WashedUpTweeter) June 29, 2022
Based on how Stern’s involvement in a Doctor Doom project came to light, there isn’t much information to clear up any confusion. Stern’s comments make it sound like he’s playing Doctor Doom in some capacity and that it’s a project affiliated with Marvel. Stern is not a prolific actor (as he only has two acting credits where he is not himself), which makes him a surprising choice to play the iconic villain. His 6’5 build would make Doctor Doom an intimidating presence if this is for a live-action project.
Stern’s Doctor Doom project may not be live-action or connected to the MCU. Marvel has produced several narrative podcasts, such as one for Wolverine, so Stern could potentially voice Doctor Doom on a podcast. He could also potentially play the villain in a video game or provide the voice if Doom appears in an animated MCU Disney+ show, such as What if…? season 2. He could even play someone else in a Doctor Doom-focused project. Of course it now looks like there’s a chance Stern will play Doctor Doom in the MCU, which would also indicate that his debut is a lot closer than many might think.
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