Casting is certainly heating up on the set for Marvel’s latest venture with ‘The Fantastic Four’ both John Malkovich and Ralph Ineson have jumped on board.

Malkovich – whose role is under wraps – and Ineson – who will play the role of the world-devouring cosmic villain Galactus – join the previously cast Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards (aka Mr. Fantastic), Vanessa Kirby as Sue Storm (aka the Invisible Woman), Joseph Quinn as Johnny Storm (aka the Human Torch) and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Ben Grimm (aka the Thing) and the recently announced Paul Walter Hauser.  Julia Garner also takes on the role of Shalla-Bal, a version of the Silver Surfer.

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Matt Shakman (‘WandaVision,’ ‘Monarch: Legacy of Monsters’) will take the director’s chair on the project which has a screenplay by Josh Friedman, Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer. Marvel Studios has dated the movie for July 25, 2025.

Ineson is best known for starring in A24’s ‘The Witch,’ which premiered at Sundance. He can currently be seen co-starring in ‘The First Omen’. He’s upcoming films include ‘Nosferatu’ alongside Nicholas Hoult, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Emma Corrin, Bill Skarsgard and Willem Dafoe, which will be released later this year and Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Frankenstein’ along with Jacob Elordi, Oscar Isaac, Mia Goth and Christoph Waltz.

Malkovich most recently starred in the Apple TV+ series ‘The New Look’ and the Netflix series ‘Ripley.’