Last Summer at San Diego Comic-Con it was learned a Doctor Doom movie was in the works at Fox Studios from Fargo and Legion creator Noah Hawley.
With Disney purchasing Fox Studios, which includes Doctor Doom via the Fantastic Four rights, it's wondered if Doctor Doom (and many others) will still be happening.
Collider caught up with Hawley for an update on the Doctor Doom project:
“I haven’t had a single conversation yet about Doom in the context of the merger. On some level, we’re still looking at a period of time – probably a year, at the least – for this whole thing to go through. Who knows, corporately, what conversations will be had, but certainly, until it goes through, it’s not a legal thing. I don’t know. I’ve been waiting for the phone to ring to see if anyone is gonna have an opinion. Otherwise, it’s just business as usual for me.”
As Hawley notes, he hasn't heard anything as the deal hasn't gone through as of yet, so it's basically a waiting game for now.
The Disney and Fox deal also leaves wonder if projects such as X-Force will continue and whatever X-Men plans were supposed to happen in the future under Simon Kinberg.
The good news is that long time X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner has a good relationship with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, so hopefully things get cleared up eventually.
As its stands, the X-Men projects that are happening include New Mutants, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Deadpool 2 and Gambit.