Prior to Fox being bought out by Disney we know that Noah Hawley was working on a script for a ‘Doctor Doom‘ movie. A few months back the director shared that they were “still talking about making” his film which sounded positive, though the writer’s latest comments don’t sound too hopeful that it will see the light of day.
Hawley shared a new piece of information about the film where he spoke to Kevin Feige about it:
“Yeah, 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?”
It sounds as if Feige didn’t directly respond to that with a yes or no, at least not one Hawley would comment on. However, he did go on to share:
“I said, “I assume you guys have a plan in a drawer somewhere for the Fantastic Four.” And he smiled a little bit, but would neither confirm nor deny. But yeah, I think it would be a great comic book movie certainly.”
With the world of spycraft being so prominent in the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to the ‘Captain America’ films and the use of S.H.I.E.L.D. and other U.S. Intelligence Agencies, it feels that a “Cold War parallel film” is something that could easily fall into the narrative Marvel Studios has been giving us. However, Feige likely already has a plan on how he wants to introduce Doctor Doom into the MCU, and if a Cold War thriller doesn’t fit into that plan, this script was definitely dead on arrival.
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