Fargo and Legion creator Noah Hawley has made it no secret. He wants to bring the character of Dr.Doom to the screen. He has been developing a script for some time now in the hopes that project might come to fruition.But now that Marvel has assumed control of the Fantastic Four and with it, Dr. Doom, he feels that his script has reached an endpoint. He expressed as much in a recent sit down with Deadline.
I mean, where it stands is now that the movie is done and Legion is done and I’ve taken a little time off. Because someone told me there was this word ‘vacation,’ which means you don’t work, which sounded really interesting to me. But you know, I need to circle back to them and announce that I would love to make it and figure out if that’s something that is possible. [I need to find out] whether or not they already have a plan in place for what to do with those characters. Or whether they’re open to my kind of vision for what to do with those characters. But it’s sort of on me right now to go push them, which I will do as soon as I come up for air.
While this may seem like an end, it sounds like Hawley hasn’t totally threw in the towel on Dr. Doom. While Marvel has made it clear that the Fantastic Four is in their plans, they haven’t included it in Phase 5. So that still leaves a window of opportunity open to Hawley. Depending on how bad he wants to pursue it and what Marvel’s plans end up being.
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