Rumors about “Fantastic Four“, a film that will be directed by Matt Shakmany and, according to The InSneider, he could attract Spanish actor Javier Bardem for the role of Galactus. The problem is that there is a scheduling conflict with the Formula 1 film in which he stars opposite Brad Pitt for Apple, which could rule him out of the role. According to industry expert Jeff Sneider, it all depends on the level of motion capture Galactus requires, although Bardem is the favorite for the role, schedule permitting.
Furthermore, the same medium cites the reason why Jake Gyllenhaal is not Reed Richards/Mr. will play. Fantastic in the film. Apparently Gyllenhaal wanted too much money to play the role, something similar happened with Adam Driver, another of the actors who are for a while for the role that Pedro Pascal seems to end up playing. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige intends to contain costs for future Marvel Studios films, so Emma Stone will also not play Susan Storm/The Invisible Woman.
As we previously announced, the MCU superhero quartet will be introduced in a film that Matt Shakmana will direct from a script by Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer. The project will be part of the sixth phase of the MCU, with the premiere currently scheduled for May 2, 2025.
Based on the Marvel comic series created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1961, the latest installment of these superheroes was released in 2015 with “Fantastic Four“, a film directed by Josh Trank that grossed just $167 million at the global box office on a budget of $120 million. The film was also surrounded by controversy, with Trank himself regretting the quality of the final cut released by the studio.
Tim Story’s films from 2005 and 2007 were financially successful, although they were heavily criticized cinematically. Starring Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd, Michael Chiklis and Chris Evans, the two films grossed $619 million worldwide.