Even though Kevin Fiege has claimed that Marvel is going to develop the original plans that they had for the next 5 years, reports and rumors about the Fox properties just don’t stop. If it came to be, then the Fantastic Four will obviously make their debut much earlier than the X-Men because their last movie happened 4 years ago while the X-Men franchise only came to an end this month. In fact, there has also been a very recent rumor which has suggested that a Fantastic Four movie is actually coming out in 2022, but it won’t include Doctor Doom.
According to the rumor, Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed has pitched his idea for a Fantastic Four movie. Well, we don’t know whether this rumor is true, but what we do know is that Peyton Reed has been wanting to make a Fantastic Four movie for quite a long time. Fox kept denying his version, but the Fantastic Four coming into the MCU, we may actually get to see his version come to life.
Although Marvel leaker Roger Wardell has confirmed that the Fantastic Four rumors are a hoax, but what if there are plans for something related to it? Writer Noah Hawley was writing a Doctor Doom solo movie back when Fox owned these characters, and we were about to get it in the near future. Ever since Disney owned Fox, we’ve all thought that all these projects that Fox was working on might not see the light of the day ever.
But apparently, Hawley’s Doctor Doom movie could actually come to life because he has continued conversations with Marvel President Kevin Feige and even had a sitting with him recently. What’s more is that he still believes that Marvel could present him with the opportunity of bringing his Doctor Doom anti-hero movie soon enough.
Here’s what he told The Hollywood Reporter calling himself the “Marvel R&D department”:
“What was interesting to me originally about the X-Men universe is these are movies that started in a concentration camp. They are clearly concerned with the true nature of human evil. It’s not just some cosmic force bringing about the end of the world. That’s what was always interesting to me here. Let’s explore through this genre the everyday evils we do to each other, the ways we hurt each other and take each other for granted. There are different stories and characters who will bring about other themes. I wrote a script about Doctor Doom, an antihero story I really like, and we’re still talking about making it. I’m trying to get out from under this movie I made and this last season of Legion, and Fargo is coming back up… but for better or worse, these are the stories we want to hear right now. I think you can bury your head in the sand and say, ‘That’s unfortunate for our culture because they’re simplistic.’ Some people say that. I don’t look at it that way. I think they are morality tales on a larger scale, and it’s better to be part of the conversation than pretend the conversation isn’t happening.”
Everyone knows that Doctor Doom is the greatest Marvel villain ever, but sadly he has never been portrayed correctly on the big screen. Marvel will not be taking any chances with the character as their goal would be to get the character spot on! It is all upon Kevin Feige, but Hawley’s latest interview does seem to have made Doctor Doom a possibility. Perhaps he could be brought in as an Antihero and then turned into a villain when he crosses over with the Fantastic Four.
At this point in time, anything could happen. We just have to be patient with Marvel as they’re already juggling with 7-8 franchises. Adding the X-Men and Fantastic Four right now could do more harm than good.