Fantastic Four: Marvel Eyes Javier Bardem to Play Galactus
The Fantastic Four reports keep pouring in, as the latest one suggests that Marvel Studios wants Javier Bardem to play Galactus.
A report from The InSneider states that Javier Bardem is being eyed by Marvel to play the role of the iconic planet-eater Galactus in Fantastic Four. It’s noted that a scheduling conflict involving Apple’s Brad Pitt-led F1 movie, which Bardem is going to be in, could possibly preclude him from the role, though that would depend on the level of motion-capture that could potentially be involved with playing Galactus. Finally, Jeff Sneider stated that he believes Bardem is the frontrunner for the part, schedule permitting, and that Marvel “has a history of getting its man.”
Who is writing the Fantastic Four movie?
Fantastic Four will be directed by Matt Shakman (WandaVision) from a screenplay by Josh Friedman, who was brought in to re-write the script originally written by Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer. As a project in Phase Six of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Fantastic Four is scheduled to be released on May 2, 2025.
The Fantastic Four comic debuted in 1961. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, it was the first superhero team title produced by Marvel Comics and popularized famous characters like Reed Richards, Sue Storm and Doctor Doom.