At last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, producer Lauren Shuler Donner and Legion showrunner Noah Hawley absolutely shocked those attending the Legion panel and the internet when they revealed that the showrunner was developing a Doctor Doom film for 20th Century Fox. However, there hasn’t been much word since then and with the news of the potential Disney & Fox merger and has left many wondering if that project would still be moving forward.
Earlier today at the TCA panel for the second season of Legion, Collider spoke with Hawley who gave a brief update on the status of the project in light of the potential merger news. It appears that he’s heard nothing new really and he’s still seemingly working on the film.
“I haven’t had a single conversation yet about Doom in the context of the merger. On some level, we’re still looking at a period of time – probably a year, at the least – for this whole thing to go through. Who knows, corporately, what conversations will be had, but certainly, until it goes through, it’s not a legal thing. I don’t know. I’ve been waiting for the phone to ring to see if anyone is gonna have an opinion. Otherwise, it’s just business as usual for me.”
As this deal will take quite some time to go through, which is estimated to be between 12-18 months, it’s business as usual at the studio who currently continue to develop their properties. Consdering they’re going to need some new films for their 2019 (and possibly 2020) slate, wouldn’t be surprised if Hawley’s Doctor Doom does indeed move forward alongside projects such as James Franco’s Multiple Man, X-Force and potential The New Mutants and X-Men: Dark Phoenix sequels.
Until the ink is dry and the deal fully approved, it’s unlikely we’ll hear any official word regarding what the future holds for the mutants and Fantastic Four post-merger. Let us know your thoughts on Hawley’s comments in the section below.
20 Marvel Movies That Could Be Made After Disney’s Fox Acquisition
So the impossible has happened: Fox and Disney have recently agreed to a major deal, one which means that — aside from a few limitations with the Hulk and Spider-Man, who have their rights wrapped up with Universal Pictures and Sony Pictures — every major Marvel property will soon be able to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the plans for the remainder of Phase 3 likely won’t change that much, barring possible post-credits scenes showing major cameos being added on short notice, this development certainly gives Marvel an embarrassment of riches to work with for future film adaptations.
Since Marvel Studios had previously claimed that they have an outline for the next 20 movies they’ll make without the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, or any of their associated characters, I thought it would be best to similarly go all-out and suggest 20 more for the heck of it.
Here are, in no particular order, 20 movies that Marvel should think about making with a complete MCU at their fingertips. Click Next to get started!