A few months ago, Legion show runner Noah Hawley gave some interviews where he talked about the Doctor Doom movie that he wrote for Fox that lead some outlets to think it could have a life at Marvel Studios. Now, with Legion coming to an end, Hawley has revealed that the movie is “done”; as in it’s not going to happen.
Hawley explained to Deadline:
“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.”
Even though Doom is the greatest villain in the history of comic books, Marvel Studios hasn’t really done a movie completely focused on a villain, except for Avengers: Infinity War (which was really Thanos’ story). But to do a Doom movie prior to introducing the Fantastic Four doesn’t really seem like something they would’ve done, so him saying it’s over makes a lot of sense.
That’s not to say that Noah Hawley doesn’t have a future with Marvel Studios, as those past interviews made it sound like Kevin Feige was impressed with what he did with the Doctor Doom script so it’s possible he’ll come on board for a future Marvel Studios show or movie.