Mark Strong rumored to play Galactus.
The future of the MCU is looking glorious after the announcements at SDCC 2019. Fans bid goodbye to a few of their favorite characters from Iron man to Captain America(both of whom got perfect endings). Many others like Thor, are getting movies or new shows in Phase 4.
The one thing missing is confirmation of the main villain in the future of the franchise. In the past, the Avengers and Guardians confirmed the presence of Thanos and other threats from outer space along the course of all the movies so far. Thanos was the nemesis of the entire Infinity Saga and the mastermind behind the plans to erase half the living beings in the universe, thereby cementing his place as one of the greatest villains of all times.
Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame provided a strong character arc to Thanos which people loved and were truly one of the few villain arcs that were fully developed. Now, the Infinity Saga is over, fans are looking for the next possible villain of the MCU and we may have some good news.
According to reports from MCU cosmic(a fan website), the next villain may be none other than GALACTUS. The latest news on the future of the franchise says that, while the Devourer of Worlds will be making his debut soon, another character Tyrant will also appear. Tyrant is a less popular character and the MCU will bring him to the big screen.
Galactus is on the way to the MCU and there are rumors about who might play him. All eyes are apparently on British star Mark Strong who recently appeared as the evil Dr. Sivana in Shazam!. According to sources, Mark hasn’t been approached formally yet, but his name is at the top of the internal list at Marvel. Another person being considered is Liam Neeson.
The main bet is on Mark Strong, who has prior experience playing Supervillains. He appeared as Dr. Sivana in Shazam!, Sinestro in Green Lantern and Frank D’Amico in Kick-Ass which was based on the Millarworld comic that’s owned by Marvel.
I think he will be an excellent addition to the mainstream MCU and his experience would help in developing a solid Galactus in Fantastic Four reboot.
The history of Galactus and Tyrant in Marvel live-action movies
Fox Studios owned the character rights to Galactus and Tyrant along with other characters including the Fantastic Four. It’s reasonable to say that the appearances of Fantastic Four and Galactus were extremely poorly developed in the past. After the Disney-Fox merger, the characters are back home at Marvel. Galactus is the arch-nemesis of the Fantastic Four, and we can expect a big showdown in future Marvel movies. Kevin Feige has already teased the formation of the New Avengers team, and they may fight a cosmic threat like Galactus, teaming up with the Fantastic Four.
For now, the main challenge that Marvel Studios is going to face is how to introduce these characters to already diverse MCU?