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 Mutants, Gambit, Multiple 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.