Howard Stern Hot Mic Moment Reveals Involvement In A Doctor Doom Project For Marvel

Um, wha?

Of all the things I did NOT expect to be posting about today, Howard Stern doing a Doctor Doom project with Marvel Studios is top of the list. So what is this all about, anyway?

Listeners to Stern’s Sirius XM show got a listen to the host and his team during a “hot mic” moment, which is when he starts complaining about his upcoming summer schedule and how busy he’ll be from working with Marvel…

“They’re going over the schedule with me, and it’s going to suck,” said Stern. “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.”

Stern then asks his producer if he has Jon Favreau’s phone number, which would make sense if he’s really doing stuff for Marvel/Disney.

So I don’t know what this is. Doctor Doom is rumored to make his MCU debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but I don’t think he’s playing the character in a film of that magnitude. Nor would it make sense for him to be in the live-action Fantastic Four movie. I just don’t see it.  But perhaps he’ll be voicing Doom in an animated project or something?  Or an episode of What If…? 

Thoughts? Do you want to see Howard Stern as Doctor Doom?

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.