Doctor Doom Movie Is In Development

"Show me the puny mortal who does not tremble at the name of Doctor Doom!"

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A movie based on Marvel supervillain Doctor Doom is in development, with Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley attached to the project. The news was revealed by Hawley during a Comic-Con panel for Legion, the X-Men related TV show he created.

"Two words," Harley said at the end of the panel, before following up with, "Doctor Doom." According to The Hollywood Reporter, sources have said Hawley is developing the movie "with an eye to direct" it himself.

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Victor Von Doom is primarily an antagonist for the Fantastic Four but, being a supervillain, has clashed with many of Marvel's greatest heroes. In the movies, however, he has only ever featured in the various poorly received Fantastic Four flicks.

Rumors have indicated Fox is trying to reboot the Fantastic Four movie franchise, but is looking at doing so from new angles, instead of trying to bring back the core team for yet another outing. Reports have suggested Fox may be looking at Ultimate Fantastic Four as inspiration for younger versions of the team.

Franklin and Valeria Richards, the children of Mr. Fantastic, could be focus of one new film. Seth Grahame-Smith, co-writer of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, has been linked to this.

In other Marvel news, Netflix has renewed the Iron Fist series for a second season. Keep an eye on our roundup of all the Marvel news from SDCC 2017 to stay up-to-date on all the news.

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hehe101

Invisible woman deserves much better

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freeformrulz

Screw the haters I finally think doctor doom is gonna get the right movie adaptation. People who haven't watched legion or Fargo have no idea how capable the director is.

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DarthRevenX

another FOX turd?? pass.......and this soon after the craptastic Josh Trank POS frack off FOX.......you may have shed your Tom Rothman problem but it's clear the cancer runs much deeper than that moron.....

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loner614

@darthrevenx: I second that notion...

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Barighm

No trust for Fox movies. X-Men needs to be a TV series. Way too many characters and stories to fit into a single movie. F4 needs to return to Marvel. Sony gave Spiderman back and look how quickly that paid dividends. Time to smarten up, Fox!

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spooie

@Barighm:

Sony did not "give Spiderman back" to anyone. Marvel and Sony co-produced a film with the character to include him in the MCU. And now Sony is going to fragment off the Spider-Man movie to make their own films it seems.

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lionheartssj1

No. D*mnit Fox! Let the Fantastic Four go back to Marvel.

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Baron_Machina

Just give Fantastic Four back to Marvel. I just want The Four and Doom in the MCU, and nobody wants to see Fox ruin Doctor Doom a fourth time.

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gamingdevil800

@baron_machina: All the marvel heroes teaming up to fight Galactus could be good if marvel got the rights back.

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Baron_Machina

@gamingdevil800: Oh right, I forgot that was under the rights too. Same with the Skrull. Which means no Galactus, Secret Wars or Secret Invasion movies...

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gamingdevil800

Fox's marvel movies have been so bad recently apart from Logan & Deadpool. Days of future past was a long time ago...

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DarthBluntSaber

@gamingdevil800: and sadly, I don't even think days of future past held up that well over time. It was great at first, But rewatching It, it has so much more potential. It just felt like the title should have been "wolverine and mystique: an X-Men movie".