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Is Dr. Doom Going To Work For MI6 As Well' Just How Busy Is Julian McMahon Going To Be'!

Hi, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab...

A few weeks ago, it was officially announced that NIP/TUCK’s Dr. Troy, Aussie actor Julian McMahon, has been cast as Dr. Doom in 20th Century Fox’s upcoming FANTASTIC FOUR movie. Good choice, even if I’m not crazy about the way Dr. Doom is handled in the script. He’s a charismatic actor, and he’s great on NIP/TUCK.

Now I’ve heard the same rumor from two different sources, and I don’t know what to make of it. Evidently, MGM had their hearts set on Eric Bana as James Bond. Of course, it seems like no one mentioned that to Bana, as his reaction to the press so far has been along the lines of “Where the fuck did you hear that? Get away from me. I spit on your silly Bond rumors!” EON Films has very different feelings about who is going to step in to play 007 in the next Bond picture, and somewhere in the world on this fine Tuesday morning, Julian McMahon is evidently sitting down with Barbara Broccoli to talk about the finer points of owning a license to kill.

Doesn’t mean he’s got the gig. And, to be honest, I’d call this a rumor in any case. But I have to hand it to Nick Nunziata over at CHUD. He’s the first person I heard make this suggestion, and it looks like there’s at least a possibility that it might happen. Nice call, Nick. Of all the names we’ve heard bandied about, this is the first one that might actually get me interested in the series. Now if only they could recast the producers and the screenwriters as well...

"Moriarty" out.

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