THE FANTASTIC FOUR Star Ralph Ineson Teases "Cool As F***" Script And His MCU Future As Galactus

THE FANTASTIC FOUR Star Ralph Ineson Teases "Cool As F***" Script And His MCU Future As Galactus

The Fantastic Four star Ralph Ineson has talked more about playing the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Galactus, describing the script as being "cool as f***." Hear more from the actor after the jump...

By JoshWilding - Jun 22, 2024 05:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Fantastic Four

The three (four if you count the one which was never officially released) previous Fantastic Four movies all put the spotlight on Doctor Doom. 

He's one of the Marvel Universe's greatest villains, but it's time for something new and that's why Galactus taking centre stage in Marvel Studios' The Fantastic Four has generated so much excitement. Plus, in place of a cloud, he'll be portrayed by The First Omen and Nosferatu star Ralph Ineson. 

The actor has already commented on the role briefly on social media but talked more about playing the MCU's Galactus in a recent interview with The Movie Dweeb.

"I’m not someone who knows the whole lore of Marvel," Ineson admitted. "My son is an expert. He’s been schooling me for the last couple of months. I read the script and I was like, 'It’s cool as f*ck.'"

"I'm just happy to be a part of this absolutely insane, huge world. It's Galactus man," he later added. "There's a lot to be excited about."

Asked whether he sees himself playing the villain for a long time, Ineson responded, "Yeah, that would mean the films are successful. That's a good outcome for everybody involved, but obviously for me."

Galactus being a one-and-done baddie in the MCU after The Fantastic Four would be a missed trick and there's already chatter about him being portrayed as a threat to the wider Multiverse in the upcoming Avengers movies. With Kang set to be sidelined, shifting focus to Galactus would be no bad thing.

We'll have to wait and see but you can hear more from Ineson in the X post below.

Marvel Studios has announced that Pedro Pascal (Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby (Sue Storm/Invisible Woman), Joseph Quinn (Johnny Storm/Human Torch), and Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Ben Grimm/The Thing) will lead The Fantastic Four cast. Julia Garner has also joined the reboot as Shalla-Bal/Silver Surfer.

Recent additions to the cast include Paul Walter Hauser, John Malkovich, and Natasha Lyonne in mystery roles, along with Ralph Ineson as the villainous Galactus.

Director Matt Shakman worked with both Avatar: The Way of Water co-writer Josh Friedman and WandaVision's Cam Squires on The Fantastic Four's screenplay, with Eric Pearson (Black Widow) recently coming on board for a final polish.

The movie is set to be released in theaters on July 25, 2025.

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Scarilian
Scarilian - 6/22/2024, 6:07 AM
Imagine introducing a world devouring villain who can have universal stakes, but you do it in an entire timeline and universe where the destruction of any worlds is meaningless - just visual spectacle because it'll be entirely irrelevant and quickly overshadowed by the damage done in Avengers 5/6/7.
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 6/22/2024, 7:07 AM
@Scarilian - if the alternate reality thing is true, it's gonna be tough to balance with Secret Wars. Think it still establishes the threat Galactus poses to the audience though.

The multiverse threat probably reduces the MCU to one planet again, so the stakes will still feel high when the dude we know devours worlds is gonna show up to threaten the one world that is left.
TheShellyMan
TheShellyMan - 6/22/2024, 10:38 AM
@Scarilian - Just like what they did with Dormammu in Doctor Strange.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 6/22/2024, 12:53 PM
@Scarilian - I don't think the destruction of the world would be meaningless in any movie. If that's the end of your movie that's very very meaningful. And it sets him up as a genuine threat to the MCU.

If you're looking at it as an opening act it's like setting up the threat in the beginning by showing the damage they did once and could do again in the finale. They do this in movie all the time. And that's just single movies. This gives the Multiverse Saga actual stakes.
CoHost
CoHost - 6/22/2024, 6:12 AM
The British Todd Packer!
IronDean2099
IronDean2099 - 6/22/2024, 6:34 AM
He's thrown a shoe over a pub, what have you done with your life?
Toecutter
Toecutter - 6/22/2024, 6:51 AM
Damn, I need to go to sleep. I read the headline as "Ralph Ineson says F*** the Script" and assumed he had dropped out of the role or something.
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 6/22/2024, 6:56 AM
He’s got such a great voice , can’t wait to hear it hopefully booming in theatres!!.

He’s also a good actor aswell which makes me wonder if we’ll delve into Galactus’s backstory from the comics or just portray him as this cosmic force of nature like he usually is in the comics?.

I feel the former would give him the chance to sink his teeth into something a bit more meaty but I could understand Shakman & Marvel going down the latter route aswell since there are characters that arguable need to be serviced more in the film.

Anyway , can’t wait to see him & the rest of the cast in action because it’s a doozy so far!!.

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bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 6/22/2024, 7:09 AM
@TheVisionary25 - that's a pretty cool cast. It's versatile, so that alone gets me more hyped.
Goldboink
Goldboink - 6/22/2024, 9:43 PM
@TheVisionary25 -
That voice is Galactus
PaKent
PaKent - 6/22/2024, 11:35 AM
So Galactus is a smoker
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 6/22/2024, 12:57 PM
this will be marvel's oppenheimer

straight face, no caps

marvel72
marvel72 - 6/22/2024, 1:51 PM
Until I actually see what they all look like, I just can't get excited for this movie.
TheJester187
TheJester187 - 6/22/2024, 2:49 PM
I want big sets and let’s cgi bs! Make it practical. Hope it’s not campy.
TheJester187
TheJester187 - 6/22/2024, 2:51 PM
And they better make Thing Huge towering and wide. Sick of these small Hulks & Things versions. Blow them up!
marvel72
marvel72 - 6/22/2024, 3:23 PM
@TheJester187 - I thought The Hulk looked roughly the right size same goes with Thanos.
TheJester187
TheJester187 - 6/23/2024, 3:46 PM
@marvel72 - I feel he could be bigger. I like Ang Lees Hulk that’s just me. I preferred The Incredible Hulk look the most. I just hate how campy and goofy he is in Avengers.
WeaponXCII
WeaponXCII - 6/22/2024, 5:17 PM
Everything depends on the script.
BlackStar25
BlackStar25 - 6/23/2024, 12:52 AM
I dont know if the script will be good but from the concept art...This looks like it will be very interesting

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