There’s an update on the long-awaited Doctor Doom solo movie now that the Fantastic Four are firmly back in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Fox originally announced in 2017 that it was partnering with Legion‘s Noah Hawley to give the Latverian dictator his own movie, only months before the company’s merger with Disney put the project on hold.

Now that the dust has settled on the merger and Legion has finished its run, Hawley has revealed to Deadline that all he is waiting for is a greenlight from Marvel Studios to continue on Doctor Doom.

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“I mean, where it stands is now that the movie is done and Legion is done and I’ve taken a little time off because someone told me there was this word ‘vacation’, which means you don’t work, which sounded really interesting to me,” he joked.

“But you know, I need to circle back to them and announce that I would love to make it and figure out if that’s something that is possible.

“Whether or not they already have a plan in place for what to do with those characters or whether they’re open to my kind of vision for what to do with those characters. But it’s sort of on me right now to go push them, which I will do as soon as I come up for air.”

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Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has previously said that he’s looking forward to bringing Marvel’s first family, the Fantastic Four, to a position of prominence in the MCU.

Interestingly, Avengers: Endgame co-directors Anthony and Joe Russo also recently hinted that they’d be willing to return to the MCU to specifically tackle the Fantastic Four and Doctor Doom.

“I love Ben Grimm from the Fantastic Four,” Joe told Business Insider in the spring. “Doctor Doom was always one of my favourite villains.”

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Avengers: Endgame is out on digital download on August 19 and physical release on September 2, available to pre-order on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D and 4K now.


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