Fargo and Legion creator Noah Hawley says he's met with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige about the Doctor Doom film he completed a script for, but that he doesn't know if the project will move forward now that the Walt Disney Company is acquiring the film assets of 21th Century Fox that includes the feature film rights to the Fantastic Four.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hawley said he met with Feige who inquired about the script, asking "Are you still working on it?"
"Should I still be working on it?" Hawley says he replied.
But THR reports "no concrete answer was forthcoming."
The film was originally announced at Comic-Con International: San Diego in 2017. Hawley reports he completed a script in 2018 and describes as it as not yet close to a green light and he's not certain when or if it will move forward, joking Feige wouldn't reveal the MCU "thousand-year plan" to him.
Hawley envisions Doctor Doom as a geopolitical thriller more than a standard superhero movie.
According to THR, it begins with Doom putting a dome over Latveria, the fictional European country he rules. He later invites a female journalist to be his voice to the world, meaning its protagonist would be someone without superpowers."