Hawley spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the potential solo film, saying, "I wrote a script about Doctor Doom, an antihero story I really like, and we're still talking about making it." The anti-hero angle would be interesting, as the character has mostly appeared on-screen as an antagonist of the Fantastic Four.
Word of Hawley writing a Doctor Doom film for 20th Century Fox originated in 2017. Though Disney recently acquired Fox and its Marvel properties, including Doom, a conversation between Hawley and Marvel President Kevin Feige seems to indicate the film could still happen, though it remains to be seen how the character would fit into the MCU.
Hawley is known for creating the immensely popular FX series Fargo, which is based on the Coen brothers' film of the same name. He is currently directing the Fox Searchlight film Lucy in the Sky, his first feature, in addition to his role as showrunner on Legion.
Airing Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX, Legion stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Bill Irwin, Amber Midthunder, Jeremie Harris, Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement, Hamish Linklater, Navid Negahban, and Lauren Tsai.