In what could be this Comic-Con’s biggest shocker, Legion showrunner Noah Hawley has announced that he’s developing a Doctor Doom movie based at 20th Century Fox.
Hawley broke the news at the end of Legion‘s panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego today by saying the following:
“I’ll just say two words. The first one is Doctor and the next one is Doom.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hawley is currently writing the script for the project and is hoping to direct it. THR adds that Seth Grahame-Smith is rumored to be working on another Fantastic Four spin-off featuring the son of Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Girl, Franklin Richards.
Victor von Doom, a.k.a. Doctor Doom is a classic Fantastic Four villain who was played by Julian McMahon in the 2004 adaptation of the Marvel comic book property and later by Toby Kebbell in the 2015 Josh Trank-directed reboot.
No further details on the two potential Fantastic Four spin-offs are known for the time being, so stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more as we learn it.
5 Superheroes That Deserve Their Own Video Game Universe
World building and universe building are not new. These writing techniques have been around for centuries, long before we even started writing our stories down. I always considered Beowulf to be the precursor to superheroes and comics. However, due to the overwhelming success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the CW DC Universe (or Arrowverse), it seems that the universal world building that has been in comics for three-quarters of a century has finally become a major storytelling point in both the film and TV worlds of superheroes.
Between Rocksteady’s Arkham Trilogy (Batman: Arkham Origins was developed by WB Games Montreal), Telltale Games’ Guardians of the Galaxy, Insomniac Games establishing that their Spider-Man game will be the anchor point for a new Spider-Man universe, and the announcement from earlier this year of a multi-year, multi-game deal between Marvel and developer/publisher Square Enix it seems like the video games will be the next place where sprawling superhero stories will be told.
Hit Next to learn about 5 superheroes that deserve their own video game universe!