Here’s what Hawley said:
“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. 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.”
Out of all the cancelled Fox/Marvel projects to stand a chance at walking away from the light, Hawley’s Doctor Doom stands the best chance. Marvel Studios will be eager to take the Fantastic Four characters in a new direction about two botched attempts, and Hawley has probably done just that.
However, I see this scenario going the way of Edgar Wright, who put years into the Ant-Man film only to walk away over creative differences. There’s a chance the same could happen with Hawley’s vision of Doctor Doom, with only tidbits and ideas making it into the final product.
I’d actually be down for a MCU film that centers on the villain’s standpoint. I read a rumor somewhere that the Fantastic Four film will be set in the 1960s and end with Marvel’s first family being trapped in the Quantum Realm (which will stop them from aging) until they reappear in 2024. Maybe there can be both a Fantastic Four film and a Doctor Doom solo film, and then they will crossover in a Fantastic Four sequel.
Whatever the case may be, I’m impressed with how Hawley crafts a story, so I’m down for him getting his hands on a superhero property, even if his take on Doom is turned away.
Do you want to see Noah Hawley’s Doctor Doom script get made?