The question of Galactus has loomed large the last few weeks: would he show up in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer? We heard yes, we heard no, we wondered how you could do a movie with Silver Surfer and not have Galactus involved. Now the mystery has been solved, as Tim Story speaks on his MySpace blog:
"We haven’t finished the design of him/it so be careful about what you read and believe. Trust me…no one knows. One things for sure, you can expect to see him/it. It will be pretty powerful. I’m having a lot of fun with the concept and believe me – MOST will be satisfied."
What does it mean? I was under the impression that filming was finished, so didn’t Story have to tell his actors to react to something that would be added in later? Doesn’t the script have some sort of clues for people like Ioan Gruffud, who started a controversy with the claim that Galactus appears only as a force of some kind? And why on Earth would they not have spent time in pre-production designing this character/force?
Story goes on to say that Dr. Doom will be present in the film in a much more “classic look,” and that his origins will be touched upon – I am assuming Story means his ethnic heritage. Time will tell – we’re only a couple of months away from the film’s release.