Questions are still looming over the fate of certain franchises due to the recent Disney acquisition of 21st Century Fox, a deal which will require well over a year before being fully completed.
One of the obvious talking points is Fox’s Marvel properties and what’s going to happen to all those “X-Men” and “Fantastic Four” projects that were in development at Fox including “X-Force” and the “Doctor Doom” movie.
Discussing Film reports that they have confirmed that despite the Disney/Fox deal, currently “X-Force” is still on track to go into production with Drew Goddard (“The Cabin in the Woods”) still attached to write and direct according to Goddard’s reps.
So what about “Doctor Doom”? The latter has had “Fargo” and “Legion” creator Noah Hawley attached since last year to pen the script. Speaking with Collider at the Television Critics Association press tour for FX, Hawley offered an update on the film’s status. For now it sounds like there’s been no progress on it:
“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.”
For now everything remains as it was with the three “X-Men” projects in 2018 – “The New Mutants,” “Deadpool 2” and “X-Men: Dark Phoenix” – all proceeding as planned.