Skyfall and No Country for Old Men actor Javier Bardem is reportedly being eyed to play Galactus in Marvel’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. However, that might fall through if Bardem has scheduling conflicts with Apple’s F1 movie. Galactus, like Thanos and Kang, is a major player in Marvel comics and his introduction to the MCU might be needed before Avengers: Secret Wars.
The report originates from The InSneider who also revealed the news yesterday that Kaitlyn Dever was apparently in talks to play Abby in The Last of Us season 2. According to Jeff Sneider, Javier Bardem is the prime candidate to play Galactus at Marvel Studios, though it’s unclear if any talks or negotiations are underway yet.
Galactus was first introduced as a powerful adversary to the Fantastic Four in the comics; a cosmic entity that is capable of consuming entire planets to sustain his life force. Marvel previously attempted to bring Galactus to the big screen in the 2007 movie, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, but the sequel bombed with critics and fans – not to mention that the movie framed the world eater as a giant, space-travelling cloud rather than using his iconic purple design.
We’ll have to wait for some official confirmatoin about Bardem’s casting as Galactus, so take this with a pinch of salt for now.
Fantastic Four director Matt Shakman, who also directed WandaVision, previously spoke about the movie and how he plans to make it a more “unique” MCU experience than anything we’ve seen before:
“It’s different in so many ways. I wish I could be specific. I wish I could say more. But we are doing things very differently from a story standpoint, from an approach to the filmmaking standpoint, that really fits the material. I wish I could say more. I would love to, but I can’t. But I think it’s going to be unlike anything you’ve seen before, and certainly unlike anything at Marvel that you’ve seen before.”
In other news, Deadpool 3 will be the only MCU movie released in 2024 after Marvel Studios and Disney reshuffled its release schedule, delaying more upcoming projects even further into 2025 and beyond.
Source: The InSneider