As if there weren't enough changes already being made, with Sue Storm being adopted, Johnny Storm being black, and their powers not deriving from a cosmic storm, it appears as though Doctor Doom will be going through some alterations as well.
First up: He is no longer Victor von Doom, nor is he the Ultimate Fantastic 4 variation of Victor Van Damme, but Victor Domashev.
Remember that longstanding rivalry between Doom (excuse me, Domashev) and Reed Richards, where they've been competitive for a long time and near equals in all forms of scientific discovery? Well, this time around, Victor is "a very antisocial programmer" who uses the alias Doom on blogs.
While I'm not too fond of the programmer idea, I do like the name Victor Domashev. Victor von Doom was always too cheesy for me and Victor Van Damme just always reminded me of Jean-Claude Van Damme. Considering Doctor Doom's Latverian lineage, a surname like Domashev sounds foreign enough for me.
What do you think of these changes? Is this a step in the right direction for this film or just another flaw that proves that it is a disaster waiting to happen?
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