The Disney/Fox merger has placed a bunch of the unproduced Marvel/Fox scripts. One of those projects is a Doctor Doom movie from Fargo and Legion’s Noah Hawley. Many have assumed that the merger will kill all Marvel projects in the works including Noah’s Doctor Doom. 

However, this might not be the case if The Russo Brothers have any say with that. In a new interview with BusinessInsider, Joe Russo has revealed that he’d “love” to see Noah Hawley’s incarnation of Doctor Doom in the MCU. Yet, admits the fate of the project is up-in-the-air officially. 

[laughs] Yeah, we’ve talked about it in passing. Who knows what’s going to happen with everything with the Disney acquisition [of Fox].

I’d love to see Noah’s interpretation of that character. Anything that Noah does.

Interesting enough, the Russo Brothers have known Noah for years and are currently developing a new ongoing series with titled The Mastermind for FX. Joe talked about the series and how they met Noah. 

Yeah, we’re huge Noah fans. “Fargo” is one of my favorite shows. It’s another international show loosely based on a true story. We’re in the process of working on the script right now.It’s loosely based on true events about a criminal in South Africa who built an international crime syndicate using the internet. Again, we’re being tight-lipped about the actual plot, but it’s a fascinating show.

Once I saw half of season 1 of “Fargo,” I called him. We had met Noah years ago while we were working on “Community.” We had a great meeting with him, we love him. We gravitate towards people that excite us creatively that we want to collaborate with. The essential nature of our relationship [Joe and Anthony’s] is collaboration, so we’re always trying to do that with other people.

The directing duo could have a lot of pull at the studio in the next couple of years as they could more of a creative role during their break after the release of Avengers: Endgame before coming back when Marvel is ready to tackle Secret Wars. The fact Doctor Doom hasn’t got past the script stage might allow it to be ported over to the MCU post-merger and that Doctor Doom could have a role in Secret Wars, I don’t think the solo film’s chances are completely over of getting made. 

Marvel Studios’ plans for their next wave of films include Cate Shortland’s Black Widow, Chloe Zhao’s The Eternals, Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther 2, Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange 2, Guardians of The Galaxy 3, and a solo movie based on Asian superhero Shang-Chi. 


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