Legion Showrunner Still Working On Doctor Doom Movie For Marvel

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Back in 2017, Legion creator Noah Hawley revealed that he was penning a Doctor Doom movie for Fox, a project that promised to finally bring the ruler of Latveria to the big screen in a satisfying way. However, since then Disney’s bought out the studio and the X-Men and the Fantastic Four franchises are expected to soon be rebooted inside the MCU. So, where does this leave Hawley’s take on Victor Von Doom? Well, uniquely, whereas other projects such as Gambit have been cancelled by Marvel, it apparently could still go ahead.

Hawley spoke to The Hollywood Reporter to mark the beginning of the final season of FX’s Legion this week and touched on where his Doom film is at.”I wrote a script about Doctor Doom, an antihero story I really like, and we’re still talking about making it,” he said, while also pointing out that he’s currently very busy with Legion, his other FX show Fargo and reshoots on the Natalie Portman-starring Lucy in the Sky, his feature directorial debut.

Interestingly, elsewhere in the same interview, Hawley casually revealed that he’s sat down with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, explaining that the pair discussed how to stretch the boundaries of working within the Marvel universe.

“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.”

Hawley’s previously said that he’s influenced by Captain America: The Winter Soldier in his interpretation of Doctor Doom, describing it as taking after that movie by blending the superhero world with the thriller genre. Funnily enough, Winter Soldier directors the Russo brothers have advocated their support for Hawley tackling the character in the MCU. Let’s hope that with the brothers’ backing and that meeting with Feige, this Doctor Doom movie actually happens.

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