There still seems some speculation on what will happen with Noah Hawley’s Doctor Doom movie after Noah and Marvel’s Kevin Feige have talked about getting together, and Hawley suggesting multiple times the studio’s interest.
Hawley states to Deadline with Lucy In The Sky (his feature film debut) and Legion finished he’ll be taking a much-needed vacation and will attempt to speak with Marvel Studios again to see if he can convince them to let him tackle his version of those characters.
DEADLINE: Being that we are in front of a Marvel backdrop with Legion, where is the Doctor Doom movie at? You’ve spoken before about having a script ready but that ownership changes have put maybe a little pin in it for a while. Where does it stand in your perspective now with Disney taking control of the Fox assets formally this past spring?
HAWLEY: “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.”
While Kevin Feige name-dropped Fantastic Four at Comic-Con, he revealed to Variety they currently haven’t started any real development on it.