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It is a lot more interesting to have a Galactus who can speak and elaborate on his motivations than one who's just a swirling cloud of death.
I'd generally agree if it weren't for 90% of Comic Galactus' dialogue being generic platitude a la "You cannot win" "None can oppose me" "You dare to oppose Galactus?" "You cannot possibly comprehend" and such trite shit.
edited 2nd Jul '17 11:33:26 AM by Ghilz
I enjoy Galactus's grandiose, verbose and Large Ham "I am older than you cam possibly fathom you feeble, mortal and sad sack of human shit" speeches a lot more than the sfx of a storm blowing for 40 minutes.
If you ask me, I much prefer Galactus as this grandiose,
outwordly threat who speaks in a very bombastic way but who's not evil,
as much a very ◊ lonely◊ creature who, despite his immense power, is still slave to the laws of the universe just as we all are.
See, Galactus is more like, "My journey is ended! This planet shall sustain me until it has been drained of all elemental life! So speaks Galactus!" And "I am inevitable. I am... Destiny. I am Galactus and I hunger." And "I am Galactus. The be-all and end-all am I!"
The cloud thing is implied by the comics. There's a moment where Galactus is present in front of a large group of aliens and each of them see him differently. Presumably his true form is some kind of Eldritch Abomination instead of a man in a silly costume.
In this famous panel, yes◊. Which implies You Cannot Grasp the True Form rather than "he's a cloud".
Half of those are just variations on "Guy in armour"
edited 2nd Jul '17 12:39:00 PM by thatindiantroper
I think Giant Sentient Space Cloud is pretty close to Force of Nature.
I don't think Galactus was ever meant to be scary, but was meant to evoke a sense of grandiosity. Jack Kirby designed a lot of his deity characters that way, and so most of them have that same strange yet regal aesthetic. Ideally, a film Galactus would have the same effect as - say - the Colossus in Jason And The Argonauts - a little silly, yes, but with a great sense of scope to him.
Making him an evil devouring space cloud always felt like an attempt to make the character edgier and more dark sci-fi-esque more than actually trying to add much to him. Which, given that the idea comes from the Ultimate universe, isn't surprising.
edited 2nd Jul '17 8:20:37 PM by KnownUnknown
It's always been a particularly stupid bit, since Galactus has gotten punched, touched, and such before, he's clearly got a physical presence that has to match his appearance. Or do the people who see him as balls of light not get weirded out by his to-them invisible limbs? Do his antennas not exist? Coz they ain't in any of his other forms. Does he have more than 2 eyebeams when he's seen by a species who sees him as having more than 2 eyes.
It's one of those things that seems cool until you put the slightest amount of thought into it.
I want the Galactus who can talk to squirrels.◊
I thought Ultimate Galactus was a bunch of robots
Gah Lak Tus was "an immense (approx. 100,000 miles long) collective of city-sized robotic drones that invades other worlds using a combination of envoys and a flesh-eating virus to eliminate native biologicals. Following this process, Gah Lak Tus exhumes the thermal energy from the core of the dying planet." Of course, Gah Lak Tus eventually merged with the 616 Galactus (long story), so he ended up looking like a giant purple guy anyway.
It would be cool if they combined the two version and have it be a swarm of machines that form a giant purple dude.
I for one liked the cloud, several shots it felt like you could see the iconic helmet design in it like the cloud was just an effect of his presence.
I think if they did something V'ger like instead though would have been better.
And if Galactus' existence is the only thing keeping an even worse being from running around the cosmos.
Noah Hawley, the creator of Fargo and Legion, is writing a solo Doctor Doom movie.
Welp, best of luck to him then. Solo Doom is probably easier to do than a FF film, but it's still tricky to do the character justice.
Noah Hawley having a hand in anything is good news at this point. It's gonna be odd as superhero movies go, but I have high hopes.
Like, I'm half-expecting this to be the Wes Anderson's Fantastic (Mr) Four movie I've always secretly wanted.
Yeah his name attached is why I haven't done a complete "Really??" He did some outstanding villains in both of his shows, so I think he could really nail this.
Plus a solo Doom film could finally give his origin room to breath instead of just simplifying it into him having telekinesis or lighting powers or some shit.
I'm really looking forward to it just because Noah Hawley is attached I hope it is good.
An article on Mads Mikkaelsen's... interesting experience when he auditioned for Dr. Doom
I just hope that this project dies quickly. It would break my heart if Stan Lee leaves us before the F4 are back home again.
Well that was an unnecessary downer out of nowhere. This could finally be the F4 movie that's actually pretty good (I have a lot of faith in Noah Hawley's abilities, at this point), and while Stan Lee might not mind seeing all of his characters on a single screen, I don't necessarily think he's got some kind of mad grudge against Fox, either. He still cameos in their movies.
I mean, other than Deadpool they haven't really used him that well, but hey.
edited 2nd Aug '17 7:18:31 AM by Unsung
It doesn't really matter who will take the project, the studio will meddle it to death in the end anyway if for no other reason than that being a brand they poisoned so thoroughly that it might end up a box office bomb even if it is quite good. You would need a masterpiece to get people into theatres for this one.
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