Marvel's The Fantastic Four casts Harry Potter star as villain

Harry Potter star Ralph Ineson will play the main villain in Marvel Studios' The Fantastic Four.

According to Deadline, Ineson has been cast as Galactus — a cosmic being known as 'The Devourer of Worlds' for consuming planets across the Multiverse.

The villain was created by Marvel Comics visionaries Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and made his first appearance in 1966's Fantastic Four #48.

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His appearance in the MCU's first Fantastic Four movie was foreshadowed earlier this year by the news that Ozark's Julia Garner would be playing an incarnation of the Silver Surfer.

The Surfer serves as the Herald of Galactus, and thus it is their responsibility to announce the existence of Galactus to each new planet he intends to devour.

Ineson memorably played the dark wizard Amycus Carrow in the final three Harry Potter films, and has also appeared in The Office, Game of Thrones and Chernobyl.

His casting comes on the heels of the news that two-time Academy Award nominee and Primetime Emmy Award-winning actor John Malkovich is joining the MCU in The Fantastic Four too, although his role remains under wraps.

Cobra Kai and Richard Jewell star Paul Walter Hauser also recently joined the movie in an undisclosed role.

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Marvel Studios shared the exciting news on Valentine's Day that the MCU's First Family would be played by Pedro Pascal, Vanessa Kirby, Joseph Quinn and Ebon Moss-Bachrach.

Joseph Quinn has since admitted he has "big boots" to fill in taking on the role of Johnny Storm / The Human Torch, since Chris Evans played the hero in two non-MCU Fantastic Four films.

The Fantastic Four is scheduled to be released on July 25, 2025.

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