“Crazy how they gave us a damn cloud monster”: Unused Concept Arts Prove Galactus in Fox’s Fantastic Four Could Have Been Way Scarier

Fans cannot believe how good Galactus looked like in concept art for Fantastic Four 2, and state how they were robbed.

"Crazy how they gave us a damn cloud monster": Unused Concept Arts Prove Galactus in Fox's Fantastic Four Could Have Been Way Scarier

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  • FOX's Fantastic Four movies are often criticized by fans for one thing or the other.
  • A concept art for Galactus for the second film, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer went viral recently.
  • Seeing how comic book accurate it was, Marvel fans claim they were robbed and cheated on.
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The early Fantastic Four films by FOX have often been criticized. Even after all these years, fans and critics often find one thing or the other about the movies that they dislike. From deviation from the source material to poor character growth, there is just so much more about the two movies that ended up garnering negative reviews.

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

Recently, concept art from the second film, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer went viral on the internet. And fans cannot believe how they were robbed of what could have been an excellent film featuring a terrifying Galactus.

Galactus Concept Art From Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Goes Viral

An image of Galactus in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007).
An image of Galactus in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007).

It has been decades since the second Fantastic Four movie by FOX starring the likes of Jessica Alba and Chris Evans was released. Although the movie seems to have become a fan favorite today, back when it was released, it was criticized on several fronts.

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One of the major points of contestation among fans was how the devourer of planets aka Galactus looked like. Instead of making him an entity with face, arms, and legs (like in the comics), he was depicted as just a massive cloud.

However, years later, the actual concept art from the movie went viral. it can be seen that the art was much more comic accurate and over a thousand times more terrifying than what we see in the film.

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Developed by Daniel J. Cox. the supervillain was supposed to be huge and resemble his comic book version (via Film Sketchr). However, the guy is there In the clouds but not just yet revealed to the fans and audiences. According to writer J. Michael Straczynski, he did not want to show Galactus and was keeping it safe for a now-dead Silver Surfer spin-off movie (via IGN).

Well, in an industry where things are as unpredictable as possible, it would have been good for the production to give fans what they needed. For ever since the concept art went viral, Marvel fans took to social media to point out how they were robbed.

Fans React to Galactus Concept Art

A still from Fantastic Four: The Rise of The Silver Surfer
A still from Fantastic Four: The Rise of The Silver Surfer

As per the comic books, the devourer of the worlds was supposed to stand at least 30 feet tall, and have purple and blue armor along with an unusual helmet. Yet, what Marvel fans got in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer was a bunch of huge clouds resembling a storm, to say the least.

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While the makers back then weren’t too keen on displaying Galactus in his true form (see Animation World Network), the fans now are upset over how they were cheated on.

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Despite having the potential to portray a much more terrifying and comic-accurate Galactus, the production’s ultimate design ended up being a terrible failure. It won’t be wrong to think that had they adapted and displayed a bit of the concept art of the film, we might have had a spin-off Silver Surfer movie.

While it was disappointing for several fans to know this piece of news now after years, many of them only hope now that Marvel Studios does not make the same mistake.

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer can be streamed on Disney+.

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