“He f—king eats planets”: Fantastic Four Focusing to Make Galactus the Next Thanos Replacement in the MCU is Bad News According to Ardent Fans for a Valid Reason

Fans don't want Galactus to be Thanos’ replacement in the MCU for valid reasons.

“He f—king eats planets”: Fantastic Four Focusing to Make Galactus the Next Thanos Replacement in the MCU is Bad News According to Ardent Fans for a Valid Reason

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  • After Marvel dropped the official cast announcement for Fantastic Four, fans are now hoping to know more about the titular villain in the film.
  • Alleged reports suggest that Galactus might be set to appear as the titular villain in Pedro Pascal's 'Fantastic Four'.
  • Further, it has also been reported that Marvel is planning to turn Galactus into the next big baddie after the death of Thanos.
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Matt Shakman’s upcoming Fantastic Four movie is all that people can talk about. After Marvel dropped the official cast announcement on Valentine’s Day, fans are now hoping to know more about the titular villain in the film. According to Jeff Sneider, it has been reported that Doctor Doom won’t be having a major role. 

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Alleged reports suggest that Galactus might be set to appear as the titular villain in Pedro Pascal’s Fantastic Four. Further, it has also been reported that Marvel is planning to turn Galactus into the next big baddie after the death of Thanos. But unfortunately, according to fans, the decision sounds like bad news, due to valid reasons. 

Galactus Might be the Next Thanos Replacement in the MCU 

With Matt Shakman’s upcoming Fantastic Four movie making headlines following the announcement of their official cast, fans are now excited to know about the main villain. Previously it was deemed that Doctor Doom would appear as the titular villain in the movie, but currently, according to Jeff Sneider’s The InSneider, Doom won’t make his MCU debut until the end of the movie.

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Marvel shared the official cast announcement for Fantastic Four | image: Instagram/@marvel
Marvel shared the official cast announcement for Fantastic Four | image: Instagram/@marvel

Therefore, it seems, Doctor Doom isn’t going to be the ultimate nemesis in the upcoming 2025 movie. This makes fans curious as to which comic book baddie will be the titular supervillain in the film. Addressing fans’ concerns, alleged reports surfaced on the internet claiming that Galactus is reportedly expected to be the main antagonist in Pedro Pascal’s Fantastic Four.  

Dr. Doom in the comics
Doctor Doom in the comics

Jeff Sneider previously reported that Javier Bardem was Marvel’s top choice for the role of Galactus in November 2023, although the news is yet to be confirmed by the studio. Additionally, new reports teased big plans for Galactus, as it was suggested that Marvel might be planning to turn the character into a notable replacement for Thanos. 

Fans Have Valid Reasons to Criticize Marvel’s Alleged Decision 

The alleged reports of turning Galactus into a saga villain and the next big baddie in MCU didn’t sit well with fans. Netizens who recently overcame Thanos’ brutality in 2019, resulting in Iron Man’s sacrifice, are not happy with Marvel’s alleged decision. Calling out the studio for choosing a planet-eating character to be the next best Thanos, fans expressed their concerns on X and Reddit.

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Pedro Pascal will be playing the role of Reed Richards in the upcoming Fantastic Four
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Although few believe that the Devourer of Worlds himself, Galactus is a good choice since he is the mastermind who could easily threaten the MCU, most are against the decision claiming that Galactus isn’t technically a villain. The character can’t be traditionally defined as a villain, since as per comics, even Reed Richards argued that Galactus is not driven by evil intent. 

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Devourer of Worlds – Galactus, in the comics

As per the classic Fantastic Four story The Trial of Reed Richards by the legendary John Byrne, Reed Richards saves the Devourer of Worlds despite the character eating planets. Therein, Reed claims that Galactus has been tending to its most basic needs. He’s hungry, he eats planets. He’s no more a villain than a predator eating its prey in the food cycle. Thus, turning him into the next best baddie or a successor to Thanos doesn’t seem like the best idea.

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Most importantly, as per fans’ opinions and valid reasons, there’s a big difference between Thanos’ master plan and Galactus bringing destruction. Galactus is not a scheming baddie unlike Thanos, most importantly he’s not a force of evil just because he is the biggest guy on the top of the universal food chain. Therefore, turning him into a threat just for Pedro Pascal‘s
Fantastic Four sounds fine, but calling him Thanos’ successor in the MCU doesn’t sound like the perfect plan. 

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