Marvel Should Reignite the Flames of Canceled Doctor Doom Solo Movie With Cillian Murphy

A movie centered around Doctor Doom could help establish the Marvel villain in the MCU.

Marvel Should Reignite the Flames of Canceled Doctor Doom Solo Movie With Cillian Murphy


  • Doctor Doom, is one of the most iconic characters in Marvel comics.
  • Fans were anticipating seeing a faithful adaptation of the character when 20th Century Fox announced a solo film.
  • The character holds the potential to be the next supervillain in the MCU.
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With the recent developments surrounding the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there has been anticipation regarding the Marvel villain Doctor Doom replacing Kang the Conqueror as the next big bad of the franchise. Considering the studio almost made a movie focusing on the Marvel villain, Victor Von Doom could now get the spotlight in the cinematic universe of superheroes. While the character has had his moments in the previous adaptations of Fantastic Four, played by Julian McMahon and Toby Kebbell, it seems the perfect opportunity for Victor Von Doom to shine in his own solo movie.

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Doctor Doom Almost Had His Solo Feature

Victor Von Doom, aka Doctor Doom, is one of the most iconic characters in Marvel comics. While the character has been featured in the earlier Fantastic Four movies, fans have been anticipating seeing a faithful adaptation of the Marvel villain on the big screen.

Doctor Doom seen in Fantastic Four (2005).
Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four (2005)

And the anticipation reached its peak when Fox announced a solo film focusing on the character. Filmmaker Noah Hawley was reportedly attached to write the script of the movie. However, the film never progressed beyond securing a writer, as no actor or director officially joined the movie.

Regrettably, the film went into limbo as the studios continued to explore various approaches for the Marvel character. Later reports revealed that the studio has no plans to proceed with the movie. However, there are still discussions that Marvel Studios can build upon a narrative to introduce the character in the MCU.

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Doctor Doom Solo Film Could Set the Stage For the Potential New Arch-Nemesis

There have been several rumors and discussions about Doctor Doom possibly replacing Kang the Conqueror in the MCU. These rumors have only gained momentum with the studio firing Jonathan Majors from future projects due to legal reasons.

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Kang the Conqueror

One of the significant aspects of Doctor Doom joining the franchise also comes from the comics itself, as he has been the central figure in 2015’s Secret Wars comic book storyline. With Jonathan Majors‘ exit, fans are hoping to see a more accurate adaptation with Victor Von Doom starring in the upcoming 2027 movie.

Introducing Victor Von Doom with a solo feature could offer a glimpse into his origin story, providing context before he transforms into the formidable villain during the events of Avengers: Secret Wars. Fans have been rooting for the Oppenheimer star Cillian Murphy to take on the role in the mega-franchise.

Doctor Doom in Secret Wars (2015)
Doctor Doom in Secret Wars (2015)

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The studio has not revealed how it plans to proceed ahead of Majors’ firing from the franchise. However, being one of the recognizable and memorable characters, the Fantastic Four and Avengers adversary stands out as a prime contender to fill the void left by Kang the Conqueror.

Avengers: Secret Wars is set to release on 7 May 2027.


Written by Laxmi Rajput

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.