Although it’s been quite a while since Disney completed the acquisition of Fox, futures of the properties owned by the studio are still unknown as Disney has been silent on the matter. However, we will definitely see Fantastic Four reboot in the coming years and recently, Noah Hawley revealed that Marvel might make Doctor Doom movie in the coming years.
Hawley’s recent comment came during an interview as he is currently promoting season 3 of Legion. While we will have to see if Marvel goes ahead with the plot, he revealed that the plot he wrote before Disney acquired Fox, is an anti-hero story.
He said, “I wrote a script about Doctor Doom, an antihero story I really like, and we’re still talking about making it. I’m trying to get out from under this movie I made and this last season of Legion, and Fargo is coming back up… but for better or worse, these are the stories we want to hear right now. I think you can bury your head in the sand and say, ‘That’s unfortunate for our culture because they’re simplistic.’ Some people say that. I don’t look at it that way. I think they are morality tales on a larger scale, and it’s better to be part of the conversation than pretend the conversation isn’t happening.”
However, at the moment it’s unclear how Marvel is planning on using the properties to bring the characters to Marvel Cinematic Universe. For instance, although X-Men remains to be one of the biggest franchises on Fox, recent failure of Dark-Phoenix means we will need to wait several years before getting any news related to the reboot. Moreover, the Fantastic Four reboot was harshly criticized which won’t make things any easier on Doctor Doom. Despite that, Hawley revealed that he recently talked to Kevin Feige about the movie.
He added, “I did sit down with [Marvel Studios’ president] Kevin Feige recently and I said that I look at myself as sort of the Marvel R&D department. I know the genre can do all of these amazing things that [the Marvel Cinematic Universe] is doing, but my feeling is, what else can we do with it? Can we make it surreal? Can we make it musical? Not as a gimmick, but all of these techniques are about putting you into the subjective experience of these characters.”
At the moment, Marvel has six untitled movies in works and scheduled for release over next couple of years. Although we haven’t really learned anything about Deadpool, due to massive successes of the first two movies, we should see a sequel of Deadpool 2 in future. On the other hand, given Marvel will take time to reboot the characters it now owns to integrate them into MCU. Most importantly, Hawley himself is pretty busy with his works on Fargo season 4 and Legion meaning we might not hear anything about Doctor Doom movie in next couple of months.