Howard Stern (or someone else on his set) has leaked some very valuable… and interesting information. The shock jock is allegedly going to play Dr. Doom, a Marvel character whose presence fans have been eagerly awaiting. Unfortunately, Stern doesn’t seem to be enjoying the experience.
Surprise! Dr. Doom Has Been Cast
Listeners of the popular SiriusXM talk show got an earful this week when Stern and one of his staffers were involved in a hot mic moment. Not only did they reveal that Dr. Doom is making an appearance, but Stern is allegedly playing the character.
Stern chatted with long-time producer of the show, Gary Dell’Abate, a listener myself, the confusion was real. While the typically paid commercials played, Stern was still going. Most blew it off as messed up audio, which it kind of was. However, apparently, if you listened close enough Stern is plainly heard going over his upcoming plans.
He then reminds Dell’Abate that most of his time will be spent on set filming a Marvel role! “Well, I’m gonna do ‘Doctor Doom.’”
Howard Stern Isn’t Excited
The radio host admitted to his producer that he was not excited, not even a little bit to be filming the movie. He could be heard on-air saying, “But believe me, I’m f***ing miserable about it.” Yikes, that’s rough! First of all, who isn’t excited about filming a cool role for Marvel? Second, if you’re not happy why don’t you just bow out, aren’t you rich?
Lastly, we want to know what the actual issue is ASAP. Don’t you low-key feel ripped off getting cut off from someone’s private conversation? Just kidding! But for real, it seems like Stern has been having trouble getting into the role. The proof is allegedly in the pudding, he has been reaching out to Marvel stars old and current for advice.
Howard Stern Is Desperate For Advice
The audio revealed that he has already linked up with Robert Downey Jr, who retired his Iron Man character in phase three’s Avengers: Endgame. He was looking for acting tips from the veteran thespian.
Co-host Robin Quivers can also be heard asking Stern questions as if he’s in the hot seat of his show. At one point he admits he is so scared of the role probably because of the weight behind it. He goes on to ask Dell’Abate if he has a number for Marvel producer Jon Favreau.
Before the audio abruptly cuts off, Stern can be heard referring to himself as an “a**hole” and pointing out that he did the same thing while he was on America’s Got Talent (referring to freaking himself out over the performance).
This Is News To Marvel Fans
The news is surprising to fans who have been kept in the dark regarding most of this phase of the MCU. The franchise has so much in the works that we can only speculate how this will play out.
Stern could be appearing in one of the Disney+ TV series or he could be in a movie. In fact, he could very well end up in both if Marvel follows through with plans to tie the TV shows into the films.
So far, they have somewhat kept their promise in Doctor strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff went full-blown Scarlett Witch. Fans glimpsed this in the WandaVision miniseries as well. So really, anything is possible!