Will Doombots Terrorize Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four?

Just two days after we learned that actor Toby Kebbell has been cast as Victor von Doom in the upcoming reboot of The Fantastic Four, Nerdist reports that the character won’t be facing Marvel’s first family by himself – he’ll be bringing his Doombots along for the ride. The site reports that the character will be using the Doombots as drones in the film which he can control “telekinetically.” This remains unconfirmed by the studio, so check back for further updates on the matter soon.

First introduced back in Fantastic Four #5 back in 1962, the Doombots are exact duplicates of the good doctor that have been used in combat against the heroes of the Marvel universe or in place of the man himself in a situation he couldn’t physically be present for.

Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Miles Teller will play the titular team in the upcoming film, which is expected to begin production in Baton Rouge this month.

Directed by Josh Trank, The Fantastic Four is set for release on June 19, 2015.