Fox has gotten a reputation for severely mishandling the Fantastic Four characters ever since they’ve acquired them. All 3 films they’ve made about these characters have been bashed by both fans and critics. The 2015 reboot directed by Josh Trank has a brutal 9% on Rotten Tomatoes but now Fox has reached the crossroads once again where they will need to make another Fantastic Four film or the film rights will revert back to Marvel and it looks like they have some plans in mind for Doctor Doom.
Fargo and Legion creator Noah Hawkley has revealed that he is currently working on a Doctor Doom film. He didn’t mention any other details at this time but Hawkley is a surprisingly good choice both Fargo and Legion are critically acclaimed shows. Hawkley has worked with Fox on both projects so he seems like a reasonable choice for the project as long as Fox doesn’t interfere too much.
Hawkley has some experience with comic properties as Legion is a show set in the X-Men universe that concluded its first season a few months ago. I feel that the only way Doctor Doom could work would be if the character was recast again. Toby Kebbell’s Doom was one of the main criticism of the most recent film and casting him again would be starting behind the 8 ball.
Do you have any hope for a Doctor Doom movie? Who would you cast?