Marvel Studios may be adding to their ever-growing list of MCU series coming to Disney+. According to Jeremy Conrad at MCUCosmic, a Doctor Doom solo series is in consideration at the streaming service.
Per Conrad’s report, Marvel is weighing the option of not using Doom as the main antagonist for their inevitable reboot of the Fantastic Four. At SDCC in July, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced to the crowd at Hall H that Marvel’s First Family are on their way, so introducing Doom soon doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility.
If Marvel is serious about the series, they wouldn’t have to look far for a template. Back in 2017, Legion architect Noah Hawley announced that he was hard at work on a script for a Doctor Doom solo movie for Fox. As time went on, it appeared the project had become a casualty of Disney’s acquisition of Fox’s movie studio. However, as recently as June, Hawley had conversations with Feige about bringing his project to the MCU.
“I did sit down with [Marvel Studios’ president] Kevin Feige recently and I said that I look at myself as sort of the Marvel R&D department,” Hawley told The Hollywood Reporter. “I know the genre can do all of these amazing things that [the Marvel Cinematic Universe] is doing, but my feeling is, what else can we do with it? Can we make it surreal? Can we make it musical? Not as a gimmick, but all of these techniques are about putting you into the subjective experience of these characters.”
When Marvel eventually brings Doom to the MCU, it will be the third iteration of the character on the big screen. Julian McMahon portrayed Victor Von Doom in 2005’s Fantastic Four and the subsequent Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. When Marvel’s First Family came back to live-action in 2015’s Fan4stic, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star Toby Kebbell took on the villainous role.
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