McMahon is Dr. Doom in Fantastic Four!

Variety reports that “Nip/Tuck” star Julian McMahon (pictures) will play Dr. Doom in 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four.

The “Nip/Tuck” star will play the venerable villain in “Fantastic Four,” 20th Century Fox’s Tim Story-directed film adaptation of the Marvel Comics franchise. Pic goes into production this month in Vancouver for a July 1 release.

Doom, a crazed scientific genius who hides his scarred face behind a metal mask, goes up against the title quartet of Michael Chiklis (Ben Grimm/the Thing), Jessica Alba (Sue Richards/the Invisible Woman), Ioan Gruffudd (the eminently stretchable Reed Richards) and Chris Evans (Johnny Storm/the Human Torch). Simon Kinberg wrote the script.

The Hollywood Reporter says McMahon was offered the role on Friday and a deal will likely be made.

Source: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter