Doctor Doom getting a solo movie!

Well, the Fantastic Four have gotten a few tries—why not give Doctor Doom a shot on his own?

A Doctor Doom film is in development at 20th Century Fox with Legion showrunner Noah Hawley. This of course is breaking news out of San Diego Comic-Con. 

“I’ll just say two words. The first one is Doctor and the next one is Doom,” Hawley said.

Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that Hawley is developing the film with an eye to direct.

The last Fox/Fantastic Four property didn’t exactly light the world on fire. The 2016 reboot was pretty much dead on arrival. Critics tore it to shreds, including one excerpt that sums up the consensus opinion of the film: 

“How bad is the latest effort to establish a cinematic franchise out of Marvel Comics’ iconic super-group the Fantastic Four? Well, it’s the worst to date—which is a substantial achievement, given the low quality of the (unreleased) 1994 Roger Corman adaptation and the let’s-test-drive-Chris-Evans-as-a-superhero films released in 2005 and 2007. This iteration, directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle) is a dull, sour, claustrophobic mess: 80 minutes of tedious origin story followed by 20 minutes of more-tedious-still climax. Anonymous “insiders” involved in the production have actively trashed Trank’s work (which was reportedly so unprofessional that it cost him a Star Wars directing gig), while Trank himself has claimed on Twitter that he had a “fantastic” version of the movie last year that was subsequently ruined by the studio, 20th Century Fox. Pretty much everyone in the otherwise talented cast appears resolutely uncommitted to their roles.” 

Stay tuned for more details as they arrive.

Written by | Omar Hussain

Omar Hussain serves as the Publisher and Managing Editor of the Heroic Universe.