Legion creator Noah Hawley has a few updates about his Doctor Doom movie.
A few years ago there were rumors that Marvel had plans for a Doctor Doom movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hawley was tapped to direct the project after he created the Legion series for FX productions, however, work on Doctor Doom went on hold after word spread out that Disney was planning to buy 21st Century Fox's film and television assets.
It's been months since Disney completed its merger with Fox, and now everyone's eager to see the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the rest of the studio's mutant heroes arrive in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Speaking in an interview with UPROXX, Hawley decided to open up about Doctor Doom, talking about his original pitch's tone as well as Kevin Feige's reaction when he spoke to the Marvel Studios president about Doctor Doom and the Fantastic Four.
"I mean, it combined genres. And it's sort of a Cold War parallel film. And I really like it. I've been too busy to really lean on them, and they certainly haven't called me on the phone. And during my sit down with Kevin Feige, when he asked about the Doctor Doom movie, he said, 'Are you still working on it?' And I said, 'Should I still be working on it?'," he told the entertainment news outlet.
Hawley also revealed Feige's response, though it seems like the Marvel producer was also trying to be vague about the studio's plans.
"I said, 'I assume you guys have a plan in a drawer somewhere for the Fantastic Four.' And [Feige] smiled a little bit, but would neither confirm nor deny. But yeah, I think it would be a great comic book movie certainly," the director said.
The First Family is an important part of Marvel lore, so we're sure that the Fantastic Four is going to make it to the MCU. The question is when. Marvel may take its time – it won't be easy integrating the mutants into the current MCU timeline, though shows like WandaVision and films like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness may help set up the arrival of the mutants.
WandaVision premieres sometime on Disney+ in Spring 2021.