Noah Hawley Confesses Marvel Sadly “Hasn’t Rung” For New Doctor Doom Movie

Noah Hawley, of Legion fame, gives Marvel fans a disappointing update regarding his Doctor Doom project.
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In a recent interview at the Television Critics Association press tour, Noah Hawley (Legion) provided some updates regarding his long in-development Doctor Doom project.

It has been known for some time now that Hawley has been developing a feature film focusing on the infamous Fantastic Four foe, from the fictional country of Latveria. Hawley was first hired by 20th Century Fox, who held the theatrical rights to the character at the time. The project seemed to be on track until the acquisition of Fox by Disney early last year. Since that point, the film has been languishing in a state of limbo, leaving comic book movie fans wondering if they will ever see the masked villain on the big screen.

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In the aforementioned interview, Hawley openly discussed the latest regarding his film and its status since Disney purchased Fox in the March of 2019. Here is what Hawley had to say:

“The phone hasn’t rung. I love the script and what I did with it. Marvel seems to have a plan for everything, it would be great if I fell into that plan. And I haven’t been chasing it, and with Star Trek, it complicates it. But if the phone rings, I’m in.”

Hawley certainly doesn’t sound confident in the project taking off in the near future. In addition, he has been tasked with directing the next installment of Star Trek for the big screen, which will surely take up a lion’s share of his time.

Is This Doom for Noah Hawley?

There have been recent rumors that Kevin Feige is looking to rework Hawley’s project into a more in-depth television series for Disney +. This would allow for a lot more time to be spent with Doom and the opportunity to fully develop his character, before we inevitably see him face off against the Fantastic Four, in their own MCU film. This would also make sense as Hawley is arguably most well known for his work on Marvel’s Legion and Fargo, both being esteemed television projects. We have our Doom-bots scouring Hollywood for new developments on this project, so keep checking back for the latest.

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Source: Comic Book Movie


Declan McKinney

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