Throughout most of his tenure in the pages of Marvel Comics, Galactus has been presented as a massive, near-unstoppable threat. Even Marvel’s greatest heroes have struggled to stop him in his endless pursuit to consume planet after planet. Unfortunately, should the rumors prove true that he’ll be connected to Franklin Richards in the MCU, potentially resembling his Earth-X counterpart by helping him out in some way, then fans could still be left waiting for Galactus’ true debut on film.

To date, Galactus has only been brought to the silver screen on one occasion. As the title implies, 2007’s “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” features the Silver Surfer (Laurence Fishburne, Doug Jones) as Galactus’ herald, selecting Earth for his master to devour next. It’s up to the Fantastic Four to save the world once again, but they don’t battle a giant humanoid in a purple-and-blue suit. Rather, they have to combat a sprawling cosmic dust cloud that begins to form around the planet. The most Galactus thing about it is a fiery shape within that resembles the character’s iconic helmet. It endures as one of the many things in “Rise of the Silver Surfer” Marvel wants people to forget about.

With the “Rise of the Silver Surfer” attempt in mind, hopefully, the MCU’s Galactus will be a genuine standalone threat that resembles his print counterpart. There’s time after to strike up a connection between him and Franklin Richards, but ideally, a proper, classic adaptation of the character will come first. Of course, it remains to be seen if Galactus and Franklin will appear at all in “Fantastic Four,” which premieres on July 25, 2025.

 “Fantastic Four” rumors suggest that the villainous Galactus will share a link with an incredibly powerful individual — Reed Richards’ son Franklin.  Read More