It’s still very unclear as to when we might see the Fantastic Four show up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. When it comes to their arch-nemesis, it’s not clear when, but the how is a bit more in focus, as Noah Hawley reveals his Doctor Doom movie may still get made at Marvel Studios. Hawley, the creator of Fargo and Legion, wrote the movie for Fox prior to the Disney/Fox merger. However, it appears there may be a place for his version of Victor Von Doom in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Noah Hawleyhas been making the rounds to promote Legion season 3, a well-liked Marvel adaptation that has been airing on FX. Hawley recently revealed that he’s still talking with the brass about making his Doctor Doom movie, which he describes as an anti-hero tale. Here’s what he had to say about it.
“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.”
Many Marvel fans like to point out that Doctor Doom isn’t necessarily wrong in his point of view, in that, he tries to do things for the greater good, evil as they may seem. Sort of similar to the “Magneto is right” people out there. So, in that way, he’s not the typical mustache-twirling villain, which is what makes this idea so interesting. Plus, Noah Hawley seems to have a great attitude when it comes to telling these sorts of stories. Speaking a bit further, Hawley revealed that he’s specifically sat down with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently and they discussed how the MCU could expand.
“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.”
Kevin Feige has previously stated that the X-Men and Fantastic Four won’t be joining the MCU anytime soon, since they already had the next few years of the MCU mapped out. Noah Hawley is currently finishing up his movie Lucy in the Sky, in addition to developing Fargo season 4. Maybe once those projects wrap up, the stars will align and this Doctor Doom movie can actually become a reality. This news comes to us via The Hollywood Reporter.