Reports: Javier Bardem Still Marvel’s Top Pick for Notable Villain Role

Rumors suggest that Javier Bardem is currently a leading candidate for the role of Galactus

‘Fantastic Four’ is heating up as the next big MCU flick! Just days ago, they dropped the release date and cast, confirming long-standing rumors. Pedro Pascal is set to be the new Reed Richards, while Vanessa Kirby will rock as Sue Storm. Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Joseph Quinn will take on The Thing and the Human Torch. But wait, there’s more: Julia Garner’s been announced as MCU’s Silver Surfer, Shalla-Bal, stirring up some serious fan backlash.

Recent rumors suggest that Galactus will join the film, along with a young Franklin Richards, who’s rumored to be born in space and tied to Galactus in a special way. Galactus is expected to be the reason why the Fantastic Four move into the main MCU reality.

The latest news about the actor set to play Galactus is that there aren’t any front-runners yet. But on a recent ‘Hot Mic’ episode, Sneider insisted that Javier Bardem is still the leading candidate for the part. Previously, Antonio Banderas was also rumored to be in consideration.

Bardem is currently tied up filming the F1 movie, so Marvel Studios is figuring out how to schedule around that. If all goes well, he’ll tackle the role of Galactus in ‘Fantastic Four.’

Javier Bardem’s career is packed with successes, earning praise for roles in movies like ‘No Country for Old Men’ and ‘Biutiful.’ He’s also known for portraying the villain in ‘Skyfall’ and the romantic lead in ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona.’

‘The Fantastic Four’ is set to hit theaters on July 25, 2025. Got anything to share? Drop it in the comments!

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