Whats Going on with Noah Hawley’s ‘Doctor Doom’ Movie, Anyway?

It’s been a bit since we’ve heard anything about Noah Hawley‘s Doctor Doom film- a passion project the Fargo and Legion creator/head writer- about the Marvel Comics masked monarch of Latveria.

Theories ranged from it being on hold til the Disney / Fox merger completes, to Hawley’s tv schedule being a bit too busy to fit in the feature. Back in January of 2018, he did say he was still working on a script, and was waiting for the word from either Disney or Fox to continue or shelf it.

Ben Mendelsohn, one of our favorite scenery-chewing Aussie actors, has been very vocal about wanting to don the mask for the role. But, he’s currently bringing life to Skrull General Talos in Captain Marvel. This doesn’t mean he won’t be recast, but, we’re doubtful.

Anyhow- this past weekend during South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Hawley offered an update of sorts on the film to Bryn Elise Sandberg of The Hollywood Reporter:

“I think FX is protective of me.”

Hawley did say he met with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, who apparently asked “you still working on it?” Hawley’s response to that question was less than informative, “Should I still be working on it?”

Obviously we’re still in the dark about what projects may or may not see the light of day *cough* New MutantsGambitMultiple Man *cough*, but we’ll let you know what we hear.

Legion is set to return for a third and final season on FX sometime later this year, with Fargo season 4 production beginning sometime this winter.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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