Despite the rampant success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe over the last decade, it can be argued that they’ve engineered this staggering run of prosperity without the help of their two most iconic villains: Magento and Doctor Doom.
Ranked #1 and #3 on IGN’s Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All-Time, Magento and Doctor Doom — who are predominantly enemies of the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, respectively — are two of the most iconic comic book villains of all-time. And yet, because they’ve been owned by Fox for all these years, they’ve yet to make their way into the MCU.
However, with Disney’s recent acquisition of 21st Century Fox, all of those iconic characters who were previously out of reach are now owned by Disney, and therefore, eligible to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Mouse House is obviously wasting no time developing X-Men and Fantastic Four movies, as prior to the explosion of the MCU, these two properties were two of Marvel Comics most recognizable. And according to Fargo and Legion creator Noah Hawley, his script for Doctor Doom is complete and is merely waiting for approval from Marvel Studios.
In a recent interview with Deadline, Hawley revealed the script for Doctor Doom is complete and is simply waiting to be greenlit:
“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.
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,” Hawley said. [Deadline]
The main protagonist in the Fantastic Four universe, Doctor Victor Von Doom is widely considered to be one of, if not the best villain in Marvel Comics’ rogue’s gallery.
Truth be told, though, it’s not a matter of if we get a Doctor Doom adaptation, but when.