There might be a chance that Noah Hawley’s (Legion, Fargo) Doctor Doom script might actually carry over to the MCU. While speaking with TheHollywoodReporter at a recent SXSW panel he revealed a coy meeting with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, who asked him if he was still writing the script.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter’s Bryn Elise Sandberg at South by Southwest, Hawley said he met with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, who asked him of the script, “Are you still working on it?”
“Should I still be working on it?” Hawley replied. But no concrete answer was forthcoming.
Hawley added he’s not certain when, or if, the project might move forward. He joked that Feige wouldn’t reveal the “thousand-year plan” for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to him.
Noah also gave some details on the project.
Hawley said during the panel, as he has before, that he envisions Doctor Doom as a geopolitical thriller more than a standard superhero movie. It begins with Doom putting a dome over Latveria, the fictional European country he rules. He later invites a female journalist to be his voice to the world, meaning its protagonist would be someone without superpowers.
You might remember that The Russo Brothers recently worked with Noah on a project and mentioned during a recent interview that they’d love to see his version of Doom in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, considering the pull they have at the studio and Noah’s obvious talent I’m sure Marvel is considerably interested to see what that script could look like.
Ultimately, when the Disney-Fox merger closes on March 20th all the Marvel projects in the works at 20th Century Fox land on Kevin’s table and he will decide to keep or kill. Other projects in development at the time of the merger included Tim Miller’s Kitty Pryde movie, Channing Tatum’s Gambit, and Drew Goddard’s X-Force.
Feige has already reached out to Vice’s Adam McKay about ideas for his hypothetical Silver Surfer movie as well.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER