Back in 2017, “Fargo” and “Legion” creator Noah Hawley had announced at SDCC that he was working on a Doctor Doom solo film for Fox, but a lot has of course happened over at Fox since then. With Disney taking over the studio, it seems likely that the Fantastic Four universe will be folded into the MCU, which has seemingly put Hawley’s Doom movie on hold.
“I would love to make it,” Hawley just told the audience at SXSW (via Deadline). “Marvel, they’ve got a 25,000-year plan. I just don’t know if I fit into there.”
Hawley went on to describe the film as a “kind of Cold War, geopolitical movie,” noting that it would take place in Doctor Doom’s home country, Latveria.
Deadline details, “After 10 years of mostly isolation, Doom would invite a female journalist to go in and share Doom’s message to the world.”
Hawley noted that he gave the script to Marvel’s Kevin Feige, but he hasn’t heard back yet.
Doctor Doom, who first appeared in The Fantastic Four #5 (July 1962), is the son of Romani witch Cynthia Von Doom. He traditionally has been the archenemy of the Fantastic Four, and the leader of the nation of Latveria. He is both a genius inventor and a sorcerer.
In the world of live action, the character has to date been played by Julian McMahon (Fantastic Four 2005 & Rise of the Silver Surfer) and Toby Kebbell (Fantastic Four 2015).