After Disney acquired Fox, Noah Hawley’s Doctor Doom script seemed to be in limbo. But now… the Legion showrunner sheds some light on the status of the project.

Many of Fox’s superhero projects, like Multiple Man and Gambit, are dead in the water. (They can probably thank the poor performance of Dark Phoenix.) Doctor Doom may be the only project still holding on for dear life. Recently, Noah Hawley sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss the new season of Legion on FX. During the interview, Hawley stated that he has met with Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige. He then provided an interesting update on Doctor Doom.

Is Doctor Doom coming to Marvel Studios?

“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.” Hawley stated. “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.”

After Hawley explained that he spoke with Feige about the entire superhero genre, he went on to reveal that he still has interest in bringing the Fantastic Four villain to the big screen.

Doctor Doom
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“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.”

Hawley didn’t confirm that he met with Feige over Doctor Doom specifically but it’s hard to imagine that the two haven’t spoken about the character since Marvel Studios has acquired the rights to the Fantastic Four.

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