Thanos, Jonah Hex, and Cable. This dude is going after Chris Evans' title for lost comic book roles (Captain America, Human Torch, Casey Jones voice in 2007 TMNT CGI movie, The Losers, Scott Pilgrim, and Snowpiercer). You're halfway there, Brolin!
Yeah, but it's written (and likely going to be directed by) Noah Hawley, whose work on Legion and Fargo has been stellar. Seriously, Fargo is one of the most thematically and symbolically dense shows I've ever watched. It's incredible.
While I'd love to see the FF stuff go back to Marvel Studios, I am admittedly very intrigued by this announcement.
All this is assuming the studio doesn't interfere.
I'm just really done with Fox's Marvel stuff.
Yeah, we'll see. Fox has figured out how to make R rated superhero movies and that's working for them. Have they learned any lessons besides that? I'm not convinced. I've never seen Fargo, but I've only heard good things. I'm sure Hawley will make a very complex Dr. Doom movie that will make the character everything he should be. But then what?
Will we ever really get a good F4 movie out of Fox? Maybe, but I haven't seen any evidence pointing in that direction. Between Deadpool and Logan, we got X-Men: Apocalypse, which was bloated, meandering, and derivative. Maybe X-Men: Dark Phoenix will course correct and be good, but maybe it won't. So at this point, I just feel like a good Dr. Doom movie will just extend the suffering for another ten years by justifying another mediocre attempt at F4.
But even if they just start rocking their Marvel movies and producing great stuff, I'd rather see them as a part of the MCU.
Don't get me wrong, I'd much prefer to see the rights revert back to Marvel as well, but that just doesn't seem likely any time soon. So, I'm trying to focus on the positive, and the fact we'll probably get a Doctor Doom film by Hawley, whose work on television I respect to ridiculous degrees, will hopefully translate into a fantastic Doom film.
As for Fantastic Four, no, I don't think Fox knows how to handle that franchise. They sort of got some of it right with the first two FF films they did, besides bungling major aspects: Alba as Sue, Galactus as a cloud, misdirected focus and not enough reiteration of the family aspect of the IP, numerous other things. That said, it did some things right, namely a great Ben and Johnny, and at least was somewhat tonally accurate. The reboot was a disaster on every level.
And it seems Fox are indirectly admitting they have no clue how to approach the FF IP, hence they're focusing on spin offs they believe they can handle: this Doctor Doom solo film and the rumored Franklin Richards focused film. It's similar to what Sony is doing with their comic films based on Spider-Man that won't include Spider-Man. It's inherently stupid and NOT what the fans are looking for. Maybe someday they'll figure it out, but I won't hold my breath. That said, this Doom solo film should be great under Hawley's control.