“Finally, some good f—king casting”: James Bond Star Javier Bardem Reportedly Eyed to Play Galactus in Fantastic Four

The MCU will soon start production on the upcoming Fantastic Four. A new casting rumor about Javier Bardem playing Galactus has fans excited.

“Finally, some good f—king casting”: James Bond Star Javier Bardem Reportedly Eyed to Play Galactus in Fantastic Four

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  • The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is preparing to commence production on the upcoming film, Fantastic Four.
  • with Pedro Pascal in negotiations to play Reed Richards, Javier Bardem is the studio's top contender to play Galactus.
  • Fans praised the excellent casting choice.
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The MCU is gearing up to start production on the upcoming Fantastic Four film. The story about Marvel’s first family has been made many time before but every one of them have been underwhelming. Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios have been working to make another Fantastic Four which is a part of the MCU.

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Casting rumors about the film have been swirling for some time now. Many reputable outlets have now reported that Pedro Pascal is in negotiations to play Reed Richards in the film. In addition to that, it seems Marvel is eying another bonafide actor to play an iconic character in the film.

Also read: Javier Bardem Walked Around New Mexico Terrifying People With His Haircut While Filming His Oscar-Winning Role in ‘No Country For Old Men’

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Marvel Studios Eying Javier Bardem to Play Galactus in Their Fantastic Four Film

Javier Bardem is rumored to play Galactus
Javier Bardem is rumored to play Galactus

Marvel Studios have slowly begun work on their upcoming Fantastic Four film. Official casting news has now started swirling, with Pedro Pascal in negotiations to play Reed Richards. Now it seems the studio is eying another exemplary actor to play an iconic villain in the film.

According to the popular internet scooper Jeff Sneider, Javier Bardem is the studio’s top contender to play Galactus in Fantastic Four. This supposed casting news has not been reported by any reputed outlet and must be taken with a grain of salt for now.

As most of his scoops turn out to be true, audiences have taken his word and praised the excellent casting choice of Bardem for the role. They voiced their opinions on X,

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While the casting scoop has not been officially confirmed, it would be an exciting choice for Bardem to play someone like Galactus. He is known for his intense and compelling performances and the character of Galactus requires that kind of aura. It will be a perfect casting indeed.

Also read: Fantastic Four Director Plans to Save the MCU With One Method That Kevin Feige Didn’t Want Samuel L. Jackson’s Secret Invasion to Follow

Matt Shakman is Excited to Bring A Unique Fantastic Four Movie for Fans

A still from Fantastic Four (2005)
A still from Fantastic Four (2005)

The MCU’s Fantastic Four film is scheduled to release on May 2, 2025. The film will be directed by Matt Shakman who directed WandaVision. The director was recently interviewed and he talked about his excitement about directing the film and its characters which he is a big fan of.

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Matt Shakman talked to Screenrant about the unique and distinct flavor that the Fantastic Four brings to the MCU and his promise to give Marvel’s first family the film that they rightfully deserve. He said,

“I love The Fantastic Four. I think I love the space race, Kennedy-era optimism of that world. The idea that we can solve all of our problems, that we can, through the right heart, the right mind, and the right technology, conquer any problem. It’s different. It’s different in so many ways because they are a true family.

With all the love, the hurt, and the complexity of that. And also, they approach things with a sort of an optimistic and scientific approach that is very different from these other Marvel characters that I absolutely love, but how they solve problems is unique and I’m excited about it as well. I hope folks like it when we put it out.”

Pedro Pascal is now officially in negotiations to play Reed Richards in the film. Other casting announcements are imminent and fans are going to have a field day discussing this casting news and the ones that’ll follow.

Also read: Marvel’s Fantastic Four Movie Will Reportedly Take Place off Earth, Explaining Their MCU Absence

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