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Ralph Ineson Cast as MCU’s Galactus in Fantastic Four Film

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– Ralph Ineson has been cast as the villain Galactus in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s upcoming “The Fantastic Four,” with the cast also including John Malkovich, Paul Walter Hauser, and Julie Garner as Shalla-Bal.
– Directed by Matt Shakman with a screenplay by Josh Friedman, “The Fantastic Four” is set for release on July 25, 2025, as part of Phase Six of the MCU and stars Pedro Pascal, Vanessa Kirby, Joseph Quinn, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as the main superhero team.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has snagged veteran actor Ralph Ineson for the colossal role of Galactus in the highly-anticipated ‘The Fantastic Four’ movie. Stepping into the boots of such an iconic character would be a challenge for any thespian, but Ineson, with his deep, gravely voice and imposing screen presence, offers a compelling addition to an already dazzling array of talent.

While the specific narrative Galactus will navigate in ‘The Fantastic Four’ remains shrouded, it’s clear that the film’s casting directors are assembling a multifaceted ensemble of actors. Ineson’s casting follows the jaw-dropping revelation that John Malkovich will grace the team with his acumen, bolstered by the versatile Paul Walter Hauser, whose part has yet to be disclosed. Julie Garner is set to portray Shalla-Bal, a reinvention of the Silver Surfer, adding yet more intrigue to the adaptation.

Ineson’s distinguished career has cut across various genres, leaving an indelible mark with each performance. His sterling work in ‘The Witch’ firmly established him in the realm of horror, whereas his roles in ‘Game of Thrones’ and the ‘Harry Potter’ series have made him a household name in the epic fantasy genre. With upcoming roles in Robert Eggers’ ‘Nosferatu’ and Guillermo del Toro’s take on ‘Frankenstein,’ Ineson is no stranger to immersing himself into iconic and fantastical worlds.

The primary quartet of ‘The Fantastic Four‘ has been cast with a compelling mix of talent. Pedro Pascal brings his enigmatic charm to Reed Richards, also known as Mister Fantastic, while Vanessa Kirby will embody the elegant force behind Sue Storm, the Invisible Woman. ‘Stranger Things’ alumni Joseph Quinn steps into the hot-headed role of Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach rounds off the foursome as Ben Grimm, otherwise known as The Thing.

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Under the deft direction of Matt Shakman, known for his work on the spellbinding ‘WandaVision,’ the script has experienced a revitalization at the hands of Josh Friedman, after an initial draft by Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer. This reinvigorated narrative is part of Phase Six of the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, with a release date set for July 25, 2025.

‘The Fantastic Four’ comic, emerging in 1961, was Marvel Comics’ premiere superhero team title, masterminded by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The ensemble was instrumental in ushering in a revolutionary age for comic books, catapulting characters like Mister Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, and the diabolical Doctor Doom into the limelight.

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