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Ralph Ineson will play Galactus in Marvel’s The Fantastic Four, also cast by John Malkovich

After casting Julia Garner as his herald the Silver Surfer last month, fans had a pretty safe guess that the Devourer of Worlds was headed to Marvel Studios’ movie. The Fantastic Fourand now The Hollywood Reporter reports that Ralph Ineson (The witch, Harry Potter) has been cast as the iconic villain Galactus in the upcoming reboot.

Ineson, who first came to attention in Britain with his role as Finchy in The officecomes from a role in The first omen and has Nosferatu by Robert Eggers and that of Guillermo del Toro Frankenstein expectant. He will become the first actor to portray Marvel’s divine Galactus in live-action, with the cosmic entities only appearing on the big screen in 2007 under the guise of a controversial swirling cloud. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

The inclusion of the character in The Fantastic Four will presumably be more faithful to the comic source material, although it is currently unclear whether Ineson will physically portray the character, or simply lend Galactus his signature voice. There’s also no word if he’ll appear in other Marvel films, like the currently villainless Avengers 4, fka Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.

Along with Ineson’s casting, Variety has also revealed that John Malkovich has also signed on to star in the film, although, like his colleague Paul Walter Hauser, his role is being kept under wraps for now. Variety mentions The Beyonder – a major character in the Secret Wars comic book storyline – as a possibility, although that appears to be speculation on the outlet’s part.

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The Fantastic Four is directed by Matt Shakman (WandaVision) and stars Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic, Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm/The Thing and Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm/Human Torch, along with Julia Garner as Shalla-Bal / Silver Surfer, Ralph Ineson as Galactus, and Paul Walter Hauser and John Malkovich in yet-to-be-revealed roles.

The Fantastic Four will be released on July 25, 2025.