"Well, I’m gonna do Doctor Doom," Stern replied, though he didn't exactly sound thrilled about the film role. "But believe me, I’m f***ing miserable about it,” he added.
However, when Quivers asked if he was excited about appearing on the big screen, Stern was more enthusiastic as he reveal which A-lister he was getting advice from - none other than Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr.
"Yeah, I called Robert Downey … I was asking him acting techniques," he replied.
After this, the audio completely cuts off while the advertisements continue on and it remains unclear what role Stern would play in the potential adaptation.
Soon, social media began speculating about the hot mic conversation as people shared their thoughts and excitement about a possible addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
\u201cJust waking up in the morning, gotta thank God. So this is interesting. On the Howard Stern show today they ended the episode to go on summer break and had a hot mic on. Did Stern say he\u2019s involved with a Doctor Doom project with Jon Favreau?\n\n\u201d
— By Odin's Fade... (@By Odin's Fade...)
\u201cAnybody else hear Howard talking to the crew after the show? howard stern playing Dr. Doom?\u201d
\u201cAs the Howard Stern show signed off for the summer, the gang could be heard on hot mics over the commercials, with Howard mentioning he'd be involved in a Dr. Doom movie directed by Jon Favreau?! Tell me I'm not imagining this.\u201d
Marvel fans have speculated about a possible Dr Doom adaptation but Marvel is known for keeping projects under wraps and this is the first inkling the project has reached the pre-production phase but Marvel Studios have not yet responded to Stern's slip-up.
Dr Doom/Victor Don Doom has previously appeared in the Fantastic Four films with Julian McMahon playing the role in Fantastic Four (2005), Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), and Toby Kebbell in Fantastic Four [FANT4STIC] (2015).
While Stern is a radio regular, he does have acting experience having starred in comedy Private Parts (1997) a film about Stern's life based on his autobiographical book of the same title.
Guess we'll have to wait and see if the details from Stern's hot mic blunder are true, or if he was just trolling all of us.
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