Now that Marvel Studios already confirmed that the Fantastic Four is confirmed to be in development and is looking for a new director, we can expect each character to cameo sooner than expected. Just recently, John Krasinski crossed over Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as Fantastic Four's Reed Richards, widely known as Mister Fantastic.
More amazingly, an Easter Egg connected to Mister Fantastic's arch-nemesis, Doctor Doom, was also confirmed recently. With that said, Doctor Doom might be the next to appear in the subsequent major MCU projects, but the actor who will play the infamous villain still remains a mystery.
Luckily, in a recent episode of the Howard Stern Show, Stern seemingly leaked what Marvel Studios plans for Doctor Doom, where he appears to be heavily involved. As the advertisements played, listeners were given a chance to eavesdrop on what Stern was talking about with his crew.
Based on what we've heard, it looks like he will play Doctor Doom in a mysterious Marvel project, and mentioned that he even reached out to Robert Downey Jr. for acting techniques.
"They're going over the schedule with me, and it's going to suck... I told you, I'm going to do Doctor Doom. That's the thing. But believe me, I'm fucking miserable about it... I called Robert Downey Jr. and I was asking him acting techniques... Do you have a number for Jon [Favreau]?"
See the original audio captured by @WashedUpTwitter on Twitter below:
While fans are still figuring out whether this is just another skit to call everyone's attention, there isn't any information to clear up the confusion. To give Stern the benefit of the doubt, it's undeniably the perfect timing for Doctor Doom to arrive in the MCU, especially now that Fantastic Four is now being developed for Phase 4.
Sadly, it's highly questionable for Marvel Studios to cast Stern in such a prominent comic book role, considering that he only has two acting credits in a role that he is not himself. Nevertheless, Marvel Studios is known for taking risks in casting decisions, and they might have found potential in Howard Stern as the Fantastic Four's Doctor Doom.