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So We Know What GALACTUS Will Look Like Now...

Published at: April 18, 2007, 3:49 a.m. CST

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. ... and my theory is this: Tom Rothman was once molested by a giant. No, seriously. It all makes sense now. This is the guy who absolutely resisted any attempts to put the Sentinels in any of the X-MEN movies, who once famously said, “There won’t be any giant robots in any movie my studio makes.” And now... well, now Fox has finally locked down the look of Galactus in the film that is, I’m now hearing from people on the picture, “a heartbreaker.” And not in the good way. More in the “hates superheroes and plays more like a parody than a real film” way. Are you ready for this?
Wanted to let you know what Galactus is going to look like / be represented as in the FF2 sequel: A storm cloud. Yep. That's it. That's the solution from the creatives. (clears throat).....pretty lame. Think Superman/Silver Surfer flying through clouds with Galactus / Jorel VO. My source is in the eye of the storm. I've written reviews for your site as MegaSwarm (Fountain, Tenacious D, Scanner Darkly)
I don’t want to hate this movie. I didn’t think the first one was the worst Marvel movie ever. I also didn’t think it was a particularly good film. It was just mediocre, with a few elements that sort of kind of worked a little bit. I want a Silver Surfer/Galactus movie to be cool. But a storm cloud? Really? Mr. Rothman, please just tell your therapist about where the giant touched you, then get over it and stop raping these comic book properties in an effort to settle the score, okay?


Drew McWeeny, Los Angeles

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  • April 18, 2007, 3:50 a.m. CST

    Wow

    by dejectedgeek

    Just.....wow.

  • April 18, 2007, 3:52 a.m. CST

    Well, at least...

    by Matthew Domville

    Fishbourne will be voicing the stormcloud. That's something, right? No... It's not. You're right.

  • April 18, 2007, 3:55 a.m. CST

    A pissin storm cloud?!?

    by iamjacksleftball

    Is that the best they could come up with? Jesus Christ just leave Galactus out of it altogether if you are going to fuck it up this badly.

  • April 18, 2007, 3:56 a.m. CST

    holy crap...

    by Hyphin

    It's 4:00 in the morning and I am not first on this story....

  • April 18, 2007, 3:56 a.m. CST

    could the word out of this get more negative?

    by DMFC

    just when I thought they'd get it right...

  • April 18, 2007, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Hey Hyphin

    by iamjacksleftball

    There is little place called Europe..its 10am here.

  • April 18, 2007, 3:57 a.m. CST

    Maybe it's just a stormcloud cloaking Galactus.

    by Shermdawg

    Y'know, like in ID4?<br><br>*logs out*

  • April 18, 2007, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Creative differences

    by Spartacus Hughs

    http://kungfurodeo.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/galactus_head.jpg...........http://www.digital-cameras-help.com/clouds/cloud-5.jpg

  • April 18, 2007, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Okay, I guess the real Galactus would be too weird...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...for "normal" audiences. But a stormcloud is really lame. It's a cloud for fucks sake! A cloud isn't scary or menacing. It's a fucking cloud! I can see clouds when I look out of the window!

  • April 18, 2007, 3:59 a.m. CST

    What needs to happen...

    by 69DUDE

    Upon reading this, I now wish the real Galactus would show up. Fuck Rothman in the ass repeatedly, while the Surfer beats him around the face with his surfboard. This needs to happen.

  • April 18, 2007, 4 a.m. CST

    Ah yes...

    by Hyphin

    ......forgot that little nugget of common sense...Europe...<p>Touche, my friend, touche..

  • April 18, 2007, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Will the cloud...

    by moph

    ...have a frowny face? That would be super.

  • April 18, 2007, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Fuck Fan Four 2! Watch New Spider-Man clips Now

    by zinsider

    the only franchise that has been taken care of from day 1, Spider-Man. Did you guys see these new spider-man 3 clips? http://tinyurl.com/26f3tl

  • April 18, 2007, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Well, let me be first to say it....

    by Gabba-UK

    with all the vitriol it needs. That's just fucking stupid!!!!! Even I, with my VERY limited knowledge of FF, knows that the very concept of Galacticus is not best served with a bit of inclement space weather!!! You know what this sounds like. Rothman was watching The Neverending Story in a moment of madness where he thought watching a good movie instead shitting out bad ones might be a good idea. Saw the Nothing and thought wow having Galacticus look like like but sound like Fishbourne will really be something special.... what a fucking dick-head!!!!!

  • April 18, 2007, 4:07 a.m. CST

    The giant touched him all over...

    by Boba Fat

    they can't help it. Their hands are so big that even a friendly pat on the back covers inappropriate areas. Anyway, "FF2 The Rise of the Cloud" doesn't have the same ring to it. Can't wait for the action figure though.

  • April 18, 2007, 4:08 a.m. CST

    So Galactus is the Nothing from Neverending Story

    by Ozy

    What kinda douchebag takes one of the more bad ass villians in comic history and turns him into a frickin weather patern. I know by some miracle X3 wasn't a complete clusterfuck despite Rothman's mishandling and sadly that just makes him think he was right. Despite the medicore first Fantastic Four film the trailers for the sequel have gotten me intrested, now this turd drops in the punchbowl pinched from Rothman's ass. Even that would have made a better Glactus then a cloud.

  • April 18, 2007, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Well Crap...

    by AklundR

    I was wishing that they would just take Galactus off of the comic pages and throw him in the movie as is. But after thinking about it maybe it's not such a bad idea after all. I could never imagine that this "Fantastic Four" could ever stand up in any way to a planet eating giant such as Galactus.

  • April 18, 2007, 4:09 a.m. CST

    wasn't there talk about this months ago?

    by TheNorthlander

    didn't Ioan Gruffudd leak something like this in an interview that was posted on this site? a couple of months back I think...

  • April 18, 2007, 4:09 a.m. CST

    BTW Spartacus Hughs, that's a cool friggin Galactus pic

    by TheNorthlander

    but tinyurl.com okidokes?

  • April 18, 2007, 4:10 a.m. CST

    A fucking STORM CLOUD?

    by LordEnigma

    Okay. The end of this film is supposed to be his arrival, but not his appearance. So maybe the big freakin storm cloud is the intergalactic version of his Escalade? See? It makes sense. IT MAKES TOTAL FUCKING SENSE! Yeah, this hokey. Good going Tom. You dicked away more of Rupert's money. Sir, you are no Sir Howard Stringer.

  • April 18, 2007, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Hey, what if it's the Warren Ellis nanocloud?

    by overtime

    Ultimate gah-lak-tus, anyone? Now that'd be terrifying. But if it's a storm cloud like, "just a bunch of fucking black clouds" stormcloud, then yes, this is terrible. I wanna see some photos, because, c'mon, I don't think anyone's gonna take a giant purple man seriously.

  • April 18, 2007, 4:13 a.m. CST

    this cant be true......

    by Seph_J

    why cover a potentially awesome CG money shots of an awesome CG character, in an awesome CG cloud. Why do it?

  • April 18, 2007, 4:13 a.m. CST

    And of course not forgetting...

    by smellmycheese

    that Europe is a continent, not a country, which also spans several time zones... so it's not actually 10am in Europe... but it is at least 10am-ish in the UK (snarf snarf) [pushing spectacles up nose]. Anyways...! A cloud, huh?! Well fuck me. Genius.

  • April 18, 2007, 4:19 a.m. CST

    Yeah...

    by dastickboy

    ...'cos clouds are scary.

  • April 18, 2007, 4:24 a.m. CST

    At least the could have tried the Ultimate versión...

    by Wonderboys

    If they were not going to use the classic look... I hope it doesn't end like this: http://www.startrek.com/imageuploads/200508/mov-god-on-sha-ka-ree/ 320x240.jpg

  • April 18, 2007, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Northlander

    by Spartacus Hughs

    It's from Marvel Alliance. They got it right. He could've worked on film. What's tinyurl?

  • April 18, 2007, 4:25 a.m. CST

    This will be the worst unlockable character...

    by Det. John Kimble

    in a videogame based on a movie ever.

  • April 18, 2007, 4:25 a.m. CST

    How to ruin a franchise, by Fox. Part .....umm lots.

    by DarthScotland

    Never really cared too much about F4 thankfully but it seems they've killed this franchise off too, for a studio all about making money they don't seem to know how to do it very well.

  • April 18, 2007, 4:25 a.m. CST

    So, I'm not alone with my Nothing theory....

    by Gabba-UK

    I thought that in a moment of spleen venting I was being harsh. But no, Rothman really is a cock sucker of the very highest calibre. This is a good attribute for a street corner pro not for the boss of a major Hollywood studio. Do you remember the days when Fox had men of vision in charge who took a chance and defended it. I think we got Star Wars by doing that. Now they give us fucking rain clouds for our bad guys... wankers!!

  • April 18, 2007, 4:27 a.m. CST

    The only thing that can save FF2:ROTSS now...

    by Det. John Kimble

    is a Jessica Alba nude scene.

  • April 18, 2007, 4:29 a.m. CST

    Seph_J

    by Wonderboys

    Why cover a potentially awesome CG money shots of an awesome CG character, in an awesome CG cloud? ...of course, to save the money to pay that awesome cast...and that great director... eh... waitaminute!

  • April 18, 2007, 4:33 a.m. CST

    A FUCKING RAINCLOUD?!?!?!

    by wolvenom

    Seriously why dont you just cut galactus's dick off already? HOW MENACING!!! OOOOOOOOOH HOW SCARY!!! A PLAMSA RAINBOW COLORED RAINCLOUD WITH LIGHTENING BARING DOWN ON EARTH!! SOOOOOOOOOO FUCKING SCARY! HAHAHAHAHAH. I bet it'll look exactly the same as that fucking abomination energy rainbow in Stark Trek: Generations' In other words space barf. THEY COULD HAVE ATLEAST GONE WITH THE FUCKING ULTIMATE GALACTUS! FUCK YOU FOX AND FUCK YOU ROTHMAN YOU CUNTBAGS! FORGET TRANSFORMERS!!!! THIS TRUMPS THEM ALL IN DISGRACE.

  • April 18, 2007, 4:36 a.m. CST

    To be fair an Alba nude scene could save any movie!!

    by Gabba-UK

    Except perhaps this one. A fucking rain cloud... I'm sorry but I can't get over this.

  • April 18, 2007, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Could they be referencing FF #49?

    by Det. John Kimble

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Gf_49_cover.png Trying to hold on to a shred of hope.

  • April 18, 2007, 4:39 a.m. CST

    I agree, why not use Ultimate Galactus

    by Affleckwasthebomb

    I'm no massive old school FF fan and Galactus always looked a little silly to me. But Ultimate Galactus is awesome. I think it was an extremly good idea of how to make Galctus more beleivable if you will(I know it's foolish to talk about believeability in a comic movie but you know) I thought it worked well and for some thing like the movie it would of worked wonders. Could you imagine seeing all those things stretched out across space. It would of been awesome. now we get a cloud....oh well.

  • April 18, 2007, 4:46 a.m. CST

    cause a giant raincloud is cheaper...

    by wolvenom

    The most expensive obviously being making galactus as he is in the comics, next least expensive would be making ultimate galactus, after that the next least expensive would be painting galactus's face on a bed pan tying it to a stick and waving it in front of the camera, then the cheapest obviously being a giant mother fucking raincloud.

  • April 18, 2007, 4:49 a.m. CST

    Spartacus Hughs

    by TheNorthlander

    look right below the talkback input box and you'll find a link there with an explaination. If you write down urls in the TB they will be split up, just look at your own post back there.

  • April 18, 2007, 4:52 a.m. CST

    Partly Galactus, 20 percent chance of rain

    by Mullah Omar

    Only one superhero can save the day this time - Weather Man!

  • April 18, 2007, 4:52 a.m. CST

    here we go again...

    by 1st and only

    its definatly gonna look like the fire clouds from ID4,all godlike and such.never liked the F4 pansies but after the transformers debacle its comforting to know nobodys getting the movie they want....

  • April 18, 2007, 4:54 a.m. CST

    Peter Jackson for JLA!

    by UltimaRex

    Seriously, with this story how can anyone deny it?

  • April 18, 2007, 4:59 a.m. CST

    how are the going to convey...

    by Affleckwasthebomb

    the threat, the impending doom. People are just going to look out of their windows and think "Shit, it's going to rain today." Not "holly fuck, we're all going to die" Galacticus is the eater of worlds for fuck sake. I'd love to have been in the room when they came up with this. Just to see how they justify it and talk them selves into thinking they could make a cloud cool.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Mufasa

    by juliomario14

    ...............flames , clouds , wtf hollywood!!!!!

  • April 18, 2007, 5:05 a.m. CST

    I have a bad feeling about this

    by boyblue

    I can just see the Silver Surfer at the end of this film doing a singing in the rain routine with a nasty big rain cloud above him? Oh the Shame!!

  • April 18, 2007, 5:07 a.m. CST

    trying to optimistic about this...

    by Conman2478

    here's an idea, running parallel with the whole "nothing" concept from The Neverending Story, which although unoriginal, sort of relates to the Ultimates version of Galcatus, who was actually made up of a giant swarm. What if this cloud started forming at the climax of the movie, destorying and disinigrating everything in it's path, and slowly started to reveal the popular form of Galctus that we're all familiar with? Galactus is, after all, nothing but the projected fear of destruction that the world he's destroying percieves. There's a way that they could still pay homage to idea of Galctus, making him frightening as all hell, and still base him in some sort of realistic fashion, instead of having him approach Earth in his big purple helemt. We all know that looks great in the comics, but could they really pull off that image on film? I don't know...I can't stand Tom Rothman, but with all of the imagery i've seen so far on this flick, I can't imagine that they'd make Galactus a puny little rain cloud that we get to deal with every day. No...I have a feeling there's a lot more to this description than what everyone's first impression seems to be.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:08 a.m. CST

    You know what they say....

    by FUZZYWOOKIEE

    Every cloud has a Silver Surfer. Wait, WTF!! Oh that is just lame, hopefully the cloud will at least be purple. *crosses fingers*

  • April 18, 2007, 5:09 a.m. CST

    I dont post often, but....

    by Uridium

    WTF!!! How 'tarded is this? I was just getting to the point of giving this movie a chance after the turd that was the 1st one... and they ruin the little bit of coolness that the Silver Surfer has brought to the table!

  • April 18, 2007, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Solution

    by NiolK

    Just do a big pair of robot feet with the rest of him hidden by clouds. Even that'd be better than vengeful cumulus and it's not technically a giant robot.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Rape

    by NachoNegro

    And the rape of the FF continues. This FF bears little resemblance to the FF we know and love. An 'ethnic' angle in there I can understand. Alicia being black. Sue Storm being 'a little ambiguous'. After all, time has moved on. I could even look past the so-so Ben Grimm suit. But Doom was made into a buttfaced turd in the first movie, and now they're making galactus a space-going fart cloud... Unforgivable. You tools can sit there and rip one out of Singer all you want, but at least he respects and loves the source material. Tim Story really couldn't give a shit.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:20 a.m. CST

    " I will devour your world!"

    by bender7

    Pffftt. With what? Cloud power? Shut up Cloudy McCloud-face

  • April 18, 2007, 5:20 a.m. CST

    Conman2478

    by TheNorthlander

    The "Nothing" in The Never Ending Story was the absence of something - like if you have a forrest, and there's a lake in the forrest that "The Nothing" takes, that means you would only have a forrest. That's because people's imagination is starting to disapear in the world. "A giant swarm" would be "A Something", a raincloud or a thunderstorm would be "a something", rojected fear of destruction would also be "a something". it's not at all like "The Nothing" in The Never Ending Story.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:22 a.m. CST

    You were warned you bitching fan-boy's !

    by kingralphuk

    Per Ioan Gruffudd, Mr. Fantastic in the films, "His presence is felt in the movie. He doesn't physically appear." And that's what you get - a fucking cloud !!

  • April 18, 2007, 5:33 a.m. CST

    No surprises, FF4 II = Shit Sandwich....

    by KillaKane

    ...without the bread...and an extra side of shit. Lowest common denominator demogs, shill film making! bring on Spidey 3, Hellboy II and the Dark Knight...that's how a graph franchaise should be treated.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:40 a.m. CST

    Twister 2: Let's twist again like we did last summer

    by Kloipy

    well, i hated the first FF and i won't even waste my time seeing this piece of crap. IMO they should just stop making comic books into movies all together if this is what they are going to do to them. Also someone (who knows what they are doing) should do The Maxx

  • April 18, 2007, 5:40 a.m. CST

    ...

    by fluffybunnywhiskers

    So........................... the cloud is going to eat the planet?

  • April 18, 2007, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah

    by Wogga Wogga

    Hopefully FF2 is the last FF film ever made. 100% sure it will suck as bad as FF1, so I don't care if they make Galactus a hovering used condom. This movie is an abortion anyway.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:43 a.m. CST

    Rothman should be left at the school in "Suspiria"...

    by FilmCritic3000

    Jessica Harper, you heard me. Now get to it. I can't believe she's married to such a no-nothing shit for brains like Rothman. I will buy the most expensive bottle of champagne and have the biggest celebration when that no-talent fuck is no longer the head of 20th Century Fox. He's ruined far too many movies, from pre-production to, well hell, the entire damn process. Witness the cinematic atrocity that was "X-Men: The Last Stand". How Rothman's not on trial in The Hague along with Bush is beyond me.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:44 a.m. CST

    and i fucked up...

    by FilmCritic3000

    I meant "know-nothing shit for brains". Proofreading. I should really start doing that more often.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:45 a.m. CST

    FUCKING BULLSHIT (if it's true)

    by Steve Rogers

    Fuck Tom Rothamn in his fat franchise wrecking ass.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Smokey from Lost needs work too you know.

    by Fish Tank

    It's hard out there for him. He's tired of second-rate parts in anti-smoking campaigns and making guest appearances in fire prevention commercials. We all know he can act - did you see how he conveyed anger when he killed Ekko? That my friends, is some seriously good stuff. Just by reading the above posts, you all obviously have a bias against anything smoke (especially "black" smoke - ineteresting that noone makes an issue about white smoke in wizard movies), so the cards are already stacked against him. Why don't we all just give him a chance and see what he can do? I am disappointed that that Fishburne had to do the voiceovers, but if done right, it could work.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:49 a.m. CST

    Galactus CAN be stopped!

    by Fried Gold

    By seeding him with silver iodide.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:50 a.m. CST

    Sir Rupert Murdoch

    by emeraldboy

    Would disagree that he is raping anyone. If you look at all the things he produces. Newspapers, films and tv shows. they are all dumb. He doesnt care about quality, which is why nobody reads the news of the world. Murdoch understands very well that the punter in the street has heard of the fantastic four and if you give people ff movie they will go thats cool, he also knows that jo public really doesnt give a crap about what galacticus looks like or the design of FF car. Murdoch knows that is a movie. Murdoch has been this for the past 50 years. Giving people what they knowing that people arent interested in the fine details and that Fox news is such a success.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Thank you Northlander

    by Spartacus Hughs

    Excuse my ignorance.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Won't someone say something of nipples on storm clouds?

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Or "storm clouds on Optimus"?

  • April 18, 2007, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Nice to see V'ger getting acting gigs again

    by BannedOnTheRun

    Moriarty, you nappy headed ho faggot, why didn't you tell us Witchman did the music for Cigarette Burns?

  • April 18, 2007, 5:53 a.m. CST

    I hadn't seen any lost yet....

    by Affleckwasthebomb

    Now I won't becuase I know Ekko gets killed...Damn...spoiler warnings dude;-)

  • April 18, 2007, 5:58 a.m. CST

    P.S. Can you see the Cat in the Hat's face in Galactus?

    by BannedOnTheRun

    You know what's sad? I watch Fairly Oddparents with the kids a lot, and they're always ripping off the classic purple Galactus design. Like, exactly. Apparently because the creators are actual, you know, comic fans, not studio execs?

  • April 18, 2007, 6:01 a.m. CST

    And one more thing... (no pun intended)

    by BannedOnTheRun

    I'm just had a vision of the climactic battle...the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing on his back in the desert wresting with a giant cloud in near total darkness. "TAKE IT ALL!"

  • April 18, 2007, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Calm the hell down.

    by Playkins

    The Surfer is a herald, foreshadowing the ARRIVAL of Galactus. Quite possible that the "Storm Cloud" is just how they communicate, and they're saving him for #3. You haven't seen it yet, quit complaining.

  • April 18, 2007, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Isnt Galactus just a silly character anyway?

    by Teamwak

    As a non comic book reader, isnt a humaniod many times larger than a planet just a plain silly idea that never stood a chance outside the pages of a comic book? <p> I mean, come on! The Jewish Superhero Menora Man is much more beliveable :)

  • April 18, 2007, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Banned: Funny post, but who would possibly

    by CreasyBear

    think that something that inane would make a satisfying ending to a -- oh, yeah. (This from someone who really likes the first 4/5ths of Lee's Hulk.)

  • April 18, 2007, 6:19 a.m. CST

    Okay.... Remain Calm....

    by Redbox

    I don't like hearing news in little bits like this and then judging it.... But this is not good! Certainly not "Fantastic." Why don't they just call it "The Asstastic Four?" Maybe if this makes money they will remake the Hulk as a Tree.

  • April 18, 2007, 6:22 a.m. CST

    ahem..

    by smylexx

    I really miss George the 7th Chicken. He was the only one who made any sense around here.

  • April 18, 2007, 6:26 a.m. CST

    cool to gay in 3 seconds

    by tile_mcgillus

    Now I am officially uninterested in FF2. Suck it Story.

  • April 18, 2007, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Galactus will EAT your box office totals, Rothman

    by Behemoth

    You do not taint the legend of Galactus. This is truly mind-BOTTLING. Seriously, I am so fed up with these hacks who think they can just thoughtlessly change decades of comic lore so drastically. I will not see this if this is true. My absence from this film will DESTROY the box office totals. <p>Galactus was in fact the coolest character in the FF franchise. To turn him into a cloud? Crom, grant me this one request. Grant me...REVENGE.

  • April 18, 2007, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Northlander

    by Conman2478

    I was actually referring to it [the galactus cloud] resembling "the nothing" in the visual sense, then again, stupid me for thinking someone wouldn't over-analyze my comparison and miss my whole point completely. but thanks for the re-education on 80's fantasy cinema. next time i have a question about xanadu or time bandits, i'll be sure to let you know. ...douche.

  • April 18, 2007, 6:31 a.m. CST

    Hmm, does this facking storm cloud have CGI lips?

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    That would be gotta eat worthy.

  • April 18, 2007, 6:34 a.m. CST

    http://www.theblackdiamondeffect.com/Galactus.mov

    by tbdeinc

    If I can pull this off... they can do Galactus... http://www.theblackdiamondeffect.com/Galactus.mov

  • April 18, 2007, 6:35 a.m. CST

    Cloud Classifications

    by KarmicRelief

    I don't remember that being one of the cloud classifications. Nimbus, stratus, cumulus...Galactus? My hopes for this movie were just crushed. I defend you no more Fantastic Four.

  • April 18, 2007, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Story time

    by FatSeagal

    Don't fear people, Tim Story can save this movie! With his knack for characterisation and flare for action I'm sure.....hell, who do I think i'm kidding. Still kind of looking forward to this though, mainly 'cause I don't really like comics but like comic-book movies (even the old Punisher and Captain America films, the latter being the biggest comic-turd ever commited to celluloid). I assume Galctus wasn't a cloud in the source material?

  • April 18, 2007, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Sorry, don't really see a problem.

    by Lemming

    Galactus in that camp outfit with the stupid helmet looked crap anyway. A big stormy cloud makes him more god-like and frightening to me. Sometimes things need to be altered so they less gay, tbh.

  • April 18, 2007, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Sounds stupid

    by Dazzler69

    and safe....

  • April 18, 2007, 6:43 a.m. CST

    This is a promise

    by johnnykool

    I will watch this movie, but I will do so by downloading it illegally. Yes, I want to see Ben Grimm in action, but I refuse to pay one damn cent to watch the rest of this piece of shit. Rothman, fuck you. You will NOT get any of my hard earned money.

  • April 18, 2007, 6:46 a.m. CST

    Maybe....

    by FUZZYWOOKIEE

    Laurence Fishburne will descen from the cloud in a purple trenchcoat. All Hail The Eater of Worlds. Nope, got nothing.

  • April 18, 2007, 6:49 a.m. CST

    What a bunch of whingers... Come on..

    by UK brit boy

    For godsake get a grip you lot. Jeez I've never heard such a pile of ranting idiots. You've not seen the CG treatment yet (and yes a cloud can look menacing and forboding). Why give you all the money shot if there's gonna be a 3rd film with I suspect a reveal of Galactus proper in whatever form they decide to present him. Someone say he's a cloud and you lot go ape shit, for f*cks sake take a chill pill and calm down. tsk.

  • April 18, 2007, 6:51 a.m. CST

    The Partly Cloudy Devourer Of Worlds.

    by Mike

    Phantom Menaces don't work in even the most successful franchises. All this pussyspeak about "I don't know if Galactus will translate..." is such a copout justification for mediocre filmmaking. If you were to ask anyone in 1987 if good Batman movie would ever get made they would have said the exact same defeatist shit. No one ever thought Wolverine's hair and mutton chops would translate, or Blade for that matter (who is a thousand times cooler on film than he EVER was in the comics) saying that it can't be done is an even more cowardly way of saying "I can do it." So that's when you man up, excuse yourself from the project and make room for someone with the wherewithal and respect for the source material to make it happen. That being said, I hope this is a mix up and that a stormcloud is not the final version of Galactus. I want this to be good and say that having absolute hatred for pretty much everything in the first film except how Mr.Fantastic and The Human Torch were handled. When The Thing and Doctor Doom don't even look as good as the ones in the Roger Corman version...maybe you've picked the wrong filmmaker.

  • April 18, 2007, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Futurama

    by Kevin Holsinger

    The first things that came to mind when I read this were Mellvar and his mother (cloud with glasses) from the Futurama episode "Where No Fan Has Gone Before"... http://tinyurl.com/yueh95

  • April 18, 2007, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Galactus is stoopid.

    by stlfilmwire

    Who cares?

  • April 18, 2007, 6:58 a.m. CST

    What do you expect?

    by Giant Ape Balls

    A huge guy dressed in purple and pink spandex with a pink metal helmet? Oooooohh sounds terifying.

  • April 18, 2007, 6:59 a.m. CST

    I always thought galactus looked lame

    by iwontwin

    A guy with a bigass head wearing a dress....but after reading the comics, and watching cartoons and such...he grew on me. KEEP HIM REAL DOG!

  • April 18, 2007, 7:03 a.m. CST

    I just got kicked in the balls. (I'll skip this flick)

    by JDanielP

    That... uh, ...fantastic trailer... will bring in quite a number opening weekend. (It fooled me.) But man, if this movie sucks as much (or even more) than the first one, watch attendance drop like a rock. (I was going to say, "...drop like Galactus." But in this case, it wouldn't make a good example.) Awe... puffy clouds. "Look, I see an elephant." "I see... a sinking ship." "I see... a Fantastic Four movie." "Hey, ...that's no cloud. Somebody farted."

  • April 18, 2007, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Why don't you wait to see it before you condemn?

    by Bronx Cheer

    Who is this spy anyway? It's not that I think the people behind this movie have any real sense about what they're making, but what if this is not accurate? A lot os spleen is being released over a rumor...oh, man, listen to me? That's what this place is all about...not just AICN, but this country.

  • April 18, 2007, 7:06 a.m. CST

    Galactus mo cap suit

    by ELGordo

    http://www.glennalicious.org/archives/raincloud.JPG

  • April 18, 2007, 7:08 a.m. CST

    I hate it when I'm right...

    by DocPazuzu

    I knew they'd go the Fred Hoyle route on this one. Oh well, at least we got the comment "Tom Rothman was molested by a giant" out of it -- which is one of the funniest things I've read here all week.

  • April 18, 2007, 7:08 a.m. CST

    tbdeinc

    by Wonderboys

    Did you do that movie? its cool... ahhh... its a shame when fans do things in the right way when the people with the money (and the rights) wont do it... by the way... did you see Ryan vs. Dorkman 2? waaaay more cool than the stupid fights Luckass gave us in the prequels... go, go see it: http://www.ryanvsdorkman. com/

  • April 18, 2007, 7:08 a.m. CST

    This film will never top SUPERMAN IV...

    by IG76

    ...Christopher Reeve gives more heart in 3 seconds than two hours of this trash. Same for Spiderman! Copying the SUPERMAN franchise completely. I- Discovers Powers II- Does not want powers III- Turns Bad. Spideman IV will feature Peter Parker attempting to disarm WMD's!

  • April 18, 2007, 7:12 a.m. CST

    **** I want the Michael Bay version of Galactus. ****

    by JDanielP

    Too bad that the Fantastic Four aren't facing a TRANSFORMERS worthy Galactus. So tell me, ...how much are you liking the looks of the TRANSFORMERS flick now?

  • April 18, 2007, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Um

    by SithMenace

    Did anyone seriously think this movie would be any good? It's from the same people that made the first piece of shit.

  • April 18, 2007, 7:18 a.m. CST

    "a cloud can look menacing and forboding"

    by dastickboy

    How exactly? Oh yes, big and dark - like a raincloud. Ooooh! "FEAR MY LIGHT DRIZZLE!" The only time the effect works is if the cloud is disguising something uncomprehensible, like in ID4 or Hellboy. But seeing as the uncomprehensible IS the Cloud, this will fall flat on it's face. This is just a terrible decision all the way round - just think of the lost sale on the action figure for one. $10 for a figure, sell 100k globally and you've just lost $1m my friend.

  • April 18, 2007, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Who cares that the Transformers look diff... OH WAIT!

    by Horseflesh

    I see the geek is on the other foot now!

  • April 18, 2007, 7:21 a.m. CST

    stupid

    by WillPfilm

    <img src=http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h297/Radagarst/Galactorm.jpg">

  • April 18, 2007, 7:22 a.m. CST

    remember when this movie was gonna be good?

    by WolfmanNards

    that didn't last long.

  • April 18, 2007, 7:23 a.m. CST

    FFINO

    by SithMenace

    Just kidding. The TINO phrase is gayer than gay too.

  • April 18, 2007, 7:26 a.m. CST

    WHAT THE F....HELP US MICHAEL BAY !!!!!

    by Darkwolf9x

    this movie will suck ballz

  • April 18, 2007, 7:30 a.m. CST

    And this.....

    by Angry Golfer

    .....qualifies as news how? This has been know for quite some time. I think I actually read the interview on here where the writer or director said Galactus was a "voice from the sky" and will not be shown in a physical form.

  • April 18, 2007, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Sentinels

    by BRUTICUS

    I swear, the Sentinels and apocalypse is all i've been waiting for in the X-men movies. The rest has been just filler with the 3rd being a MAJOR let down.<p><p> I went and looked onlyine to even see who Galactus is, I can see now why they would decide to make a storm cloud i can also see that that is a very lame idea and there is much more they could do with the character. Think it over fellas dont take the easy way out.

  • April 18, 2007, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Rothman needs to shit himself...

    by Freefinger

    Spartacus Hughs - You made me laugh, those were great comparisons, Galactus Head vs. cloud.. Great stuff!<P>So from the looks of things.. I'm not the only one who'll be disapointed when this film opens up... All this "Marvel Unlimited" started these changes. They played with origin stories that we knew since the 50's instead of just refreshing them... They changed up a bunch of shit... I read that Galactus is a freaking Spaceship in the Unlimited Comics?<P>See that what happens when mindless idiots start changing things around in the comics. It give Producers of the movies help with reconfiguring everything around...<P>First it's a man, eater of planets, then it a spaceship, now a freaking cloud..<P>I say, the next person who comes across Rothman need to kick him in the balls!<P> 'Nuff said...

  • April 18, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST

    GALACTUS WILL RAIN ON THE FOUR'S PARADE!!!!

    by Err

    THis is crap.

  • April 18, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Forecast: 88% chance of Galactus

    by T 1000 xp professional

    I seriously want to cry, Too bad this is just as hillarious though.

  • April 18, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST

    MICHAEL BAY ...

    by Freefinger

    ... wow first time I see that we could all see Micheal Bay could "save" this movie?? Fuuuuckk....<P>Now that's weird...

  • April 18, 2007, 7:34 a.m. CST

    RAINCLOUD DOESN'T MEAN THIS YEAR'S LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE

    by Err

    Because rain clouds block out the sun.

  • April 18, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Hold up: Does the Storm Cloud have any COSMPIC POWERS?

    by Pound Sand

  • April 18, 2007, 7:41 a.m. CST

    this will be better than seeing a giant purple freak

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    in a fez hat ..... i rather have the cloud ...

  • April 18, 2007, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Hey FF2 -- I just got off the phone with

    by jimbojones123

    Winnie the Pooh, The Nothing, and The Smoke Monster from Lost, and they are pretty upset and calling their lawyers.

  • April 18, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST

    I have always suspected for the longest time

    by emeraldboy

    that there are group of people who dont wont comic books to be made into feature films. Both within the entertainment industry and without. So they pass a part of a movie, whether it be script, still, or whatever on to harry and say this is the what such and such is going to like. the anti-comic book movie talkbackers then pick it and run and say this movie is going to suck. based on what the say-so of entirely nameless individual who possibly hates the idea of comic book movies anyway.

  • April 18, 2007, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Instead of the Ultimate Nullifier,Reed uses a giant fan

    by SpyGuy

    ...that blows Galactus away from Earth. Will the promo posters for Galactus look like that episode of AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE and ask "Who is...the Drizzle?"

  • April 18, 2007, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Now Tom, show us on the Wolverine doll where the Purple

    by Otter

    Giant touched you, m'kay???

  • April 18, 2007, 7:44 a.m. CST

    That really sucks, and that's from a non-hater.

    by isispop

    ARGHH! That sounds like such a suit solution/suggestion to do that. I'm usually not a hater but I've got a keg of hateraide next to me right now. Guess I should've expected it. I thought the first one was terrible, so I guess it just stands to reason that the second would be bigger & better suckage. Just had hopes w/the surfer/trailer, and that they had looked at the last one w/an unobjective eye & fixed some of the many problems. BTW, I even would've accepted any type of carbon based updated alien than the big guy w/the acid era purple suit. Oh well. Some of these types movies will suck, and some of them will not. I'm just finally glad I got to the point where I won't plop down my hard earned $ for anything now just cause it's a comic movie. I drew the line before Ghost Rider & from what I've heard I'm glad I did. On the other side of the coin though...I would go see somethin really cool like 300 or (hopefully) Spidey3 multiple times. It's gotten to the point where I'd rather see somethin 3-4 times that blew me away & I want to absorb again than support any more of these turds. Demand more & quit seein everything they release dammit.

  • April 18, 2007, 7:50 a.m. CST

    But is it a cloud with nipples?

    by Fecal Debris

    This movie puts the lotion in the basket

  • April 18, 2007, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell should play Galactus...

    by Edward_nygma

    ...he can so do this part!

  • April 18, 2007, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Rothman is a hack, pure and simple.

    by jae683

    What he did to the Dark Phoenix saga makes me want to beat him over the head with a wiffle bat. Seriously, anyone got a wiffle bat?

  • April 18, 2007, 7:55 a.m. CST

    The action figure will be some smoke in a plastic bag..

    by Otter

    or, if the FF can't defeat Galactus, they can always call Halle Berry over to disperse the cloud.

  • April 18, 2007, 7:56 a.m. CST

    What they will do is this:

    by mrfan

    Have the surfer fly into the cloud and stop. The audience will see the image of Marlon Brando appear just like in Superman. The only difference is that he will be outlined in a purple helmet (computer graphics) and his voice will be dubbed over by Fishbourne.

  • April 18, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    bad, just bad

    by just pillow talk

    Hey Gus Van Rant, at least with the tampon, you know he'd have an attitude!<p>A cloud?

  • April 18, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    SHIA LABEOUF CONFIRMED TO PLAY THE STORM CLOUD!!!

    by Err

    He gets a costume and everything. He'll be like [KABOOM! CRASH! KLA-CHOOM!]

  • April 18, 2007, 8 a.m. CST

    I'm with JDanielP

    by turk128

    At least Bay was in the ballpark, shit he's practically the same team compared to Cloudy Disposition Galactus.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:01 a.m. CST

    come on

    by The Only Woj

    does the comic version look a little nutty in the real world? sure. but damnit, make it badass. stop trying to play to the super realism, especially with such a corny movie to begin with. just include a badass giant instead of pissing purple cloud.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Galactucumulous

    by wetzello

    That is all.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:05 a.m. CST

    wheres michael bay when you need him...

    by wcoop893

    oh yeah he'll be making sand explosions every which way possible in the sands of time video game movie. hahah wow sounds interesting though

  • April 18, 2007, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Or they just might do this:

    by mrfan

    To save tons of dough they will probably use that 14 inch Galactus that came out a few years ago. Just stand it up and shake it a little to make it look like it is moving. Hell, I should be making this picture.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:07 a.m. CST

    It's V'GER!

    by uss cygnus

    Get Spock in the thruster suit, baby!

  • April 18, 2007, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Maybe we'll get a cameo

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    of The Drizzle and Mr. Mister.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:08 a.m. CST

    I HATE SUITS!!!!

    by PhantomSpazzz

    YOU FUCKING BUSINESS EXECUTIVES HAVE NOOO MERIT MAKING CREATIVE DESIGNS!!! You are all tools. I can picture the excuse now..."no no no A giant wouldnt work. We have to appeal to the broaaaad audience. Movies are a business and having a giant, well, people wouldnt buy it!" CAN I REMIND YOU MUTHA FUCKER THAT THIS IS THE AUDIENCE WHO BOUGHT A TICKET TO SEE ROCK MAN AND A CHICK THAT TURNS INVISIBLE AND SOME DUDE THAT CAN STRECTCH HIS DICK A QUARTER MILE!!! Christ sake i am pissed. Fuming right now. All day I sit at work doing creative advertisments and have fucking asshole idiot NON CREATIVE business suits changing shit that they have no merit to change. This is the same shit going on here. Shove the movie up your ass you tools!

  • April 18, 2007, 8:09 a.m. CST

    Tom Rothman is the biggest...

    by NightArrows

    Douche in the Universe. Thanks for sinking yet another movie you ham fisted bag of shit stuffed in an expensive suit. Go juggle grenades...

  • April 18, 2007, 8:11 a.m. CST

    you know how we can prevent this from happening again?

    by PotSmokinAlien

    BY NOT SEEING THIS MOVIE, EVEN IF WE LOVE THE FANTASTIC 4. seriously people, 2 years ago this is the conversation i had a hundred times: me: "that new fantastic 4 movie sure looks like shit, huh." friend: "yeah, it sure does, but i think i'll see it anyway just to see what they do with it." ???? i am as confused as you all are. so let's prevent this one from making an depressingly unbelievable shitload and follow our instincts this time. buy ten scratch tickets instead or something.. your chances of winning with this movie are zero

  • April 18, 2007, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Galactus - V'ger

    by all your base

    Trekkies Rejoice

  • April 18, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    "plays more like a parody than a real film”

    by newc0253

    well, we are talking about a sequel from the genuises who made the first FF film. where's the surprise?

  • April 18, 2007, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Uh...guys...

    by Pie_Man_Returns

    You do kno wthat Galactus has NO PHYSICAL FORM IN PARTICULAR. He merely appears in the form that the inhabitants of siad planet may comprehend. I mean you "comic fans" have actually read a fucking comic book or the Marvel Handbook right? According to wikipedia(even the dummies there got it): Although Galactus is usually depicted in humanoid form, each sentient being perceives him as having a form resembling its own. Hence, humans see Galactus as an enormous armor-clad humanoid, while an amoeba-like species, for example, would perceive Galactus as a gigantic amoeba-like entity. As Galan, Galactus was indeed a humanoid, but his true current form is unknown. He has adopted the appearance of a roughly humanoid energy being on at least three occasions. Whether or not this is his true form has yet to be revealed. ============================== Relax, Get out of your mom's basement. Attempt to talk to a female and WAIT TIL YOU SEE THE FUCKING MOVIE!

  • April 18, 2007, 8:15 a.m. CST

    What is the Matrix?

    by uss cygnus

    A big fucking cloud. That'll be $9.00 (Not including popcorn or drinks, please.)

  • April 18, 2007, 8:16 a.m. CST

    why not a big tall guy in purple kabuki armor?

    by omarthesnake

    seriously, people, get over the Jack Kirby worship. Galactus, he looks goofy. Give them a chance. it's not like they're retroactively destroying all your FF comics.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:18 a.m. CST

    BEHOLD GALACTUS! RARRR! http://tinyurl.com/2eugex

    by PhantomSpazzz

    hehe

  • April 18, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST

    V'ger Gotta Eat

    by Snookeroo

    Sorry, that was retarded. I'm so ashamed.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:20 a.m. CST

    A Storm Cloud with Laser Beams?

    by Gr8Shotz

    Will the storm cloud have laser beams at least? (Sorry.. silly Austin Power reference)

  • April 18, 2007, 8:21 a.m. CST

    not everyone reads comic books

    by emeraldboy

    or at least superhero comic books. so not everyone will know the FF universe. The die hard FF Fans know it backwards of course and it doesnt matter who directed this film, the die hard fans are going to hate it anyway. So the next thing is then if your an effects guy how to come up a planet eating monster. Do you copy the idea from Star trek Voyager. There was a planet eating monster in that and the alien was caught between it and The borg. so rather than the alien being assimilated he was devoured by the monster. or Marvel could sever thier ties with Fox and team up with dreamworks but die hard fans wouldnt be happy about that. nothing seemingly satisfies them. except hollywood not making comic book movies. But i enjoy comic book movies so i dont know.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Is it an Ill-tempered cloud?

    by uss cygnus

    You know, I have ONE simple request...and that is to have a clowd with frickin' LASER BEAMS shooting out of it! Now, evidently my Cycloptic colleague informs me...

  • April 18, 2007, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Galactus is such a poofy looking character

    by BendersShinyAss

    seriously, it's a joke of a character. At leadt thats what i think when i see him.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Last!

    by brassai2003

    harry, wurm, Mori...anybody...use the Power AICosmic and get Fox to show us Galactus...or we start a boycott right here, right now. Fuck the Ultimate Nullifier (which I always thought was dumb) refrain from feeding Galactus the Cosmic Greenback and watch how fast he disappears! Geeks or not, the studios NEED to know that we're not going to take this shit anymore. USE the power of the internet. Someone start a boycott FF website! NOW!

  • April 18, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Are they just saving it for the sequel?

    by Anna Valerious

    Or are they messing up like they did with "Eragon"? Draft dodging my butt. I hope they don't do something stupid and make the Mole Men the villains of the third one...

  • April 18, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST

    emeraldboy

    by brassai2003

    fair enough, but not reading comics is no reason to cheat the sheeple out of something that could be awesome.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST

    i loved the last FF film

    by teddanson37

    but if galactus is a cloud...that's gonna suck. i think we can all agree on that. i mean i know when they made juggernaut a mutant in s&m garb instead of man with mystical powers and a giant penis shaped helmet even that was ok with me cuz i understood it needed to be based on what we had seen in the previous movies. however they did not turn juggernaut into an inanimate object. i mean, come on, if he's gonna be galactus he needs to be galactus. if not just say silver surfer came to warn earth that "a storm's a brewin'".

  • April 18, 2007, 8:28 a.m. CST

    BannedOnTheRun

    by DerLanghaarige

    Mighty Mom & Dyno Dad? ^_^

  • April 18, 2007, 8:29 a.m. CST

    emeraldboy

    by SithMenace

    I have never read a FF4 comic and I hate, with a passion, the firet movie. On the other hand, I read Spider-Man religiously as a kid and absolutely love those movies. I think it really just depends on the quality of the movie.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:29 a.m. CST

    5 words:

    by aicmb

    Total and complete shit sandwich. Fuck this fucking movie sideways.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Make that

    by SithMenace

    "First movie", not "Firet movie".

  • April 18, 2007, 8:37 a.m. CST

    First movie was not too bad i guess

    by kingoflight

    I can't say that ive ever read the comics but i know how much things suck when they are done wrong. I recently got hold of the hellblazer comic thats the film was based on, though it was accurate to a point it missed about a bit to much and its only a 30 page comic lol A FUCKING CLOUD, tickets should be a fucking bargin seen as they will save million on special FX

  • April 18, 2007, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Read...read...READ!!!

    by Pie_Man_Returns

    Although Galactus is usually depicted in humanoid form, each sentient being perceives him as having a form resembling its own. Hence, humans see Galactus as an enormous armor-clad humanoid, while an amoeba-like species, for example, would perceive Galactus as a gigantic amoeba-like entity. As Galan, Galactus was indeed a humanoid, but his true current form is unknown. He has adopted the appearance of a roughly humanoid energy being on at least three occasions. Whether or not this is his true form has yet to be revealed.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST

    A giant amoeba-like entity...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...would be way cooler than a cloud.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:41 a.m. CST

    GINO!!!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    FFINO!!!

  • April 18, 2007, 8:41 a.m. CST

    They should use the...

    by TimMighty

    ...Ultimate gah-lak-tus thing. I mean come on people...we knew that they wouldnt do a manInSuit thing with galactus but a fucking cloud ? Hey perhaps they colour the cloud purple..weee ...like...a gay Lost smokezilla or something. Is Bai Ling in this ?

  • April 18, 2007, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Saving this film... If possible...

    by GOB Adama

    1.) A nude scene w/ the delectable Miss Alba will not save this film. I mean, she had a couple in the FIRST film and that didn't help (granted, she was invisible during them). 2.) HOPE that they mean full-on "Day After Tomorrow" storm and not little Winnie-The-Pooh fooling the bees cloud. 3.) HOPE that any cloud at all is just the opener for something cooler in the 3rd movie. It does not HAVE to be the jolly purple giant (but I'd prefer it). I mean, despite being a stinker, the first movie did well with the family audience, apprently. That gives you some latitude to shoot for entertaining over 'bad-ass'. So say we all... or just me, I suppose.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:44 a.m. CST

    So they can't come up...

    by jack pearl

    ...with anything creative on their own, so why not leave him out of the entire story instead of putting a fucking CLOUD in the movie. I can't wait for the action figure.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Ouch....

    by godzillasushi

    They couldn't even come up with anything better then a storm cloud?

  • April 18, 2007, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Mostly Cloudy...100 percent chance of LAME

    by Dr Gregory House

    No fucking way Kurt Russell is laughing at this! Not cool!

  • April 18, 2007, 8:45 a.m. CST

    not to defend Tom Rothman...

    by smackfu

    But Galactus is, and always has been, an utterly ridiculous character. Sometimes our nostalgia blinds us from seeing things as they are rather than seeing them through those rose colored glasses. But to anyone not completely enamored with Fantastic Four, Galactus is just about the most retarded villain in all of comicdom.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Studios

    by indyjonez100

    Why do they have to WRECK everything from my childhood. I can just see the suits siting around saying, "Hey, you know what, a think a storm cloud could work here people, we could really nail that storm cloud demo". Really!?!? Galactus is a storm cloud? How fucking lame is that shit.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:54 a.m. CST

    So we all went to Wikipedia then??

    by iamjacksleftball

    To get the Galactus takes any form excerpt...now I would presume that the movie is set on earht therefore Galactus should take a fuckin human form no?? Unless we are expecting an army of talkbacking clouds to complain that they have been underrepresented in the movies..are you all cloudists??

  • April 18, 2007, 8:57 a.m. CST

    actually, after thinking about it...this is genious.

    by teddanson37

    "we don't have enough money to pay someone to come up with a good design on galactus...what's that? ...just make him a giant cloud you say??? hmm..." "we don't have enough money to make an awesome venom, let's make him a giant pissed off black magic marker." "surfer? a giant gum wrapper. beast? hows about a blue popsicle that fell on the ground and now has some hair on it?" this is genius. keep up the good work guys. the public and the fanboys love it.

  • April 18, 2007, 9 a.m. CST

    cloud insurance

    by greyspecter

    Suddenly Peter Griffin's precautions don't seem so silly. "Look at 'em up there. Plotting." "Tonight, we strike. I'm serious!" "Me too!"

  • April 18, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Did anyone expect more?

    by kilik777

    The first one was a cheesy, cheap looking movie that was kinda corny. It sounds like its par for the course. http://tinyurl.com/pv8do

  • April 18, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST

    wolvenom is right - it's a money issue...& this is old

    by genro

    Story, iirc, let this out awhile ago. I know he never promised a giant space humanoid. Galactus would have ate the budget, pun intended. And the only reason Surfer is in this, is because Fox had been paying on separate character rights for years now and wanted some type of return to end the contract. Arad's going to move the FF to his Paramount deal after the sequel blows out. Then like Hulk, he'll reboot. Only thing that can change this is if FFRSS does big numbers.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Review

    by kbass

    The guys at Accuweather think the cloudy Galactus rocks...and is the high point of the film. They gave it FOUR Smiley Suns!

  • April 18, 2007, 9:06 a.m. CST

    I've got an idea...

    by bee152

    For all you people who don't like the way they keep screwing up your movies and destroying your favorites. For all the people who keep complaining about their decisions. DON'T GO SEE THE FUCKING MOVIE!!!!! They'll tell you that you can't judge the movie until you see it. You'll say OK and pay the ten bucks. You'll walk out whining calling it a festering pile of shit. They'll count they're money. The bank receipts will ring up near 100 million. The director will be considered an A- List director. ( a la Brett Ratner who pointed a camera at Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan) Rothman will be considered an astute businessman and remain in his current position. If you are tired of shitty Hollywood movies that with bad acting, directing, stories etc. DON'T GO SEE THEM. Just Don't!

  • April 18, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST

    galactus=hurricane katrina?

    by Rikrik the White

    lame as it gets.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Anyone posting that an accurate Galactus..

    by Boba Fat

    would look silly seems to have fogotten that the FF consist of a cigar smoking, orange rock man, a man made of fire who shouts "Flame On!" a rubberman and invisable girl. Oh, and their fighting a Silver Stoner from space!

  • April 18, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah

    by bee152

    SMACKFU is also right. He is kinda ridiculous

  • April 18, 2007, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Smackfu - Galactus is only ridiculous

    by Movietool

    If you're embarrased by the fact that you're reading comics. Name one character or situation in a superhero book that ISN'T "ridiculous." The point is that (if this rumor is true) the dunderheads behind FF don't trust the source material enough to actually, you know, make the effort to get the audience to believe. Apparently Richard Donner is the only Filmaker with enough testosterone for that. Instead, they'll just pull the "nimbus" aspect of the story and cull the actual Galactus and try to make you believe it's better this way. But it's not. Why even try to do the Galactus story if you're not going to have freaking Galactus appear? You seem to have trusted that the Silver Surfer could work, why is Galactus so different? Of course, maybe this report is wrong. But considering the way they castrated Dr. Doom, I'm inclined to believe it's true. Why, oh why are these people embarrassed by the subject matter? It's a freaking COMIC BOOK MOVIE! Embrace the mythology dummies! It's fun! It's fantasy! Don't run away from that! Give us a 100 ft. tall Humanoid Galactic world-eater with a freaky technology suit! Have him plop down in the middle of NYC and start to create an apocolypse machine out of the dust in the air! If you sell it - REALLY SELL IT - without Johnny Storm making a tounge-in-cheek "wink wink" in-joke to the audience every two seconds, it might just work! Get some balls! Do it! Ah, what am I saying - nthis franchise is beyond redemption anyways - do whatever the hell you want.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:12 a.m. CST

    You know what this means...

    by wetzello

    It leaves the options wide open for FFIII...I'm hoping Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt can sign on to help stormchase.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:13 a.m. CST

    If Rothman hates superheroes so much...

    by rbatty024

    and judging by his past record he does, then why the hell does he keep on producing these movies? Oh, and bee152 I agree completely. I will never in a million years pay to see this movie. I don't download very often (three times in my lifetime, one of them being FF1) but you might as well download this one. To paraphrase ATHF:MFFT, they've got your money, don't care if you like the movie, and are now going to spend it on drugs.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:13 a.m. CST

    FFII on HD-DVD

    by wetzello

    Same storm cloud...just six times stupider.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Too cloudy!

    by JackPumpkinhead

    And I don't even know what a galactus is...

  • April 18, 2007, 9:21 a.m. CST

    ...though I don't think this matters, anyway...

    by JackPumpkinhead

    ...because it's obvious that a cloud villain can have only one possible name - Cumulus - and so I still won't know what a galactus is.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Isn't this Rothman the same jackass who...

    by Howard the Duck

    ...was responsible for the shitfest that was X-Men: The Last Stand? This Rothman guy is a complete fuck-up. A fucking cloud? HOW CAN YOU FUCK UP LIKE THAT? How hard is it to film some kind of teaser shit with glimpses of a purple armored hand, or helmet or something? Fucking douchebag, Rothman. The first FF film took the creative shortcut on Doom's character, and now this second FF film fucks up Galactus? Aah, fuck you...

  • April 18, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Galactus always looked stupid

    by lonecow

    I'd be embarrassed to put him in a film as well. But the rain cloud is pretty uninspired.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST

    can anyone say... V'GER!!!

    by tbdeinc

    This is pure ego that they screw around with the FF so much... these films are very close to becoming the Batman with nipples batsuit bullshit!! oh and don't forget, it doesn't take much to bring Galactus to life: http://www.theblackdiamondeffect.com/Galactus.mov

  • April 18, 2007, 9:31 a.m. CST

    If giant man Galactus is so lame...

    by UltimaRex

    Why is Galactus in the movie at all? Galactus was cool, people remember him so he's in FF2. It's only Fuck-head Rothman who wants him to be a cloud. Plus Pie man, by your own explanation Galactus should be humanoid.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST

    So he throws in the FANTASTIC CAR but leaves out GALACT

    by aceattorney

    Funny.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Hulk Casting...

    by idahomer

    How come AICN hasn't reported that Edward Norton has been cast as Bruce Branner?

  • April 18, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Maybe?

    by StupidAndUgly

    So I LOVE comic books. I LOVE movies. I believe I have a sense of what makes each good. And I know when its done well. That said the laast FF movie was HORRIBLE. A non blonde Johnny, and a latex short and fat Thing are just the tip of the iceberg. Bad choices. Galsctus would just be silly as a Human. Really think about it. I think this movie could be better than the first, I also dont think thats saying much. But the surfer seems to be actually a nice take on that character. Maybe the "cloud" wont totally suck. Maybe. It will still be better than Transformers, which is sad. At least they were trying to make the Thing look right.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST

    THIS JUST IN!

    by eric haislar

    Brainiac to be played by Steven Hawking in Superman Returns Again.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST

    hey i know!

    by SaintX99

    We can overthrow the production and do this film right for fuck's sake! Who wants to help me?

  • April 18, 2007, 9:41 a.m. CST

    because idahomer...

    by just pillow talk

    they already did. Did you also know that Galactus will be a cloud?

  • April 18, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    It didn't take long to "remake" Hulk; they can redo FF

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    *crosses fingers*

  • April 18, 2007, 9:45 a.m. CST

    The REAL reason Galactus looks the way he does...

    by Err

    Galactus' look changes with each species. Humans perceive him as Human in his purple get-up. Skrulls perceive him as a Skrull in some other get up. Kree as something else. Shi'ar as something else. So really, the only people to blame for him looking the way he does, is you. If you weren't human, he'd probably look cool. You gayed it up.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Well...

    by Evil Hobbit

    It's probably just a set-up for the next movie anyway, when we get to see Galactus in full glory. I picture this raincloud like this huuuuge Independance Day mothership stormcloud. That's threatening. Then BENG, to be continued.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Words can't express how lame this is.

    by Kneel Before XOD

    I'm so disappointed.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:50 a.m. CST

    They Did?

    by idahomer

    Must have missed it. I didn't hate FF as most of you. But FF2 will certainly be a rental. Will he be a cumulus or cirrus?

  • April 18, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    How I percieve this being really cool...

    by Conman2478

    If I were the art director on this movie and Tim Story came up to me and said, "we really don't think a giant man in purple armor is going to work...we have this idea about an enveloping cloud that we want to explore, but we still want to pay some sort of homage to the character," I do this: Imagine an enormous black cloud (tinted purple of course) rolling ominously over the landscape. it moves fairly low to the ground and spans up as far as you can see. as it moves, death comes to any form of life it touches, slowly turning the world to dust. as it crawls over the horizon, the shape of Galactus's famous horned helmet is implied in the shadows of the cloud, visible only during quick flashes of lightning. Imagery similar to the cover of Galactus: Extinction - http://www.brokenfrontier.com/ektron-content/gl1p1_0109.JPG Yeah, it'd be cool to see Galactus on screen, but we've all seen the translation efforts, so I'm willing to give someone's interpretation of the character a fighting chance. After all, how many of us screamed for Marvel's head when the Ultimates version of Galactus was portrayed as a swarming plague of drones. I don't know...I'm just not as bothered by this as obviously some people are here. I think it's an oppurtunity to realize the character in a completely terrifying way, and at the same time paying some sort of homage to the strong visual elements we all recognize Galactus for. I'm keeping an open mind, but I think it might be kind of cool.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Unnecessary

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    If Galactus's design in the comics was completely unadaptable I could see them going this route. Or if the FF movies were going for something less ... comic-booky overall. But it's unneccesary. As someone already posted (http://tinyurl.com/23pmss) - the original design with some minor tweaking could look pretty damn good.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST

    so was Galactus the star..

    by just pillow talk

    in the Fog? He was after Adrienne's tits me thinks....

  • April 18, 2007, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Fantastic Fuckup was a horrible creative failure

    by BrowncoatJedi

    Should have been a financial bust too. The mouth-breathing masses have awful taste.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Galactus drops keep falling on my head...

    by Billyeveryteen

    Tears really, just like mine.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:58 a.m. CST

    RAINCLOUDS GOTTA EAT

    by Unlabled

    Sorry, I had to.

  • April 18, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST

    BSB...

    by Err

    It would be great because he be all like "BSHHHH! CHO-THOOM! *makes laser gun sounds*"

  • April 18, 2007, 10:04 a.m. CST

    At what point was this film never going to suck?

    by jasper Stillwell

    Tim Story has always been running as a director before he can walk in even attempting this saga. I sense a 'grab-the-bucks-before-it-collapses-strategy at work here behind the scenes as this will surely finish the franchise off for a few years I suspect before the stink dies down on this one. A big cloud with Fishburne as the 'voice of God' is pretty thin, to be said, but just taking a look at those Alex Ross renderings of the big G prove that perhaps with a bit of thought, care and vision the purple helmet version could be pulled off in a cinematic context. But then we're talking Tim Story here, so yeah we're screwed. Shrewdly Galactus could ideally lead into a very cool Negative Zone plot here for a raucous, out-of-control third film but then god knows what he'd do to Annihilus....can you imagine? The big green and purple feller cast as fecal leakage or something. Anyway I don't know whay I'm posting this because as we all know it's all fucked without the presence of Kirsten Dunst anyway....

  • April 18, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    ...anyway

    by jasper Stillwell

    ...wasn't there a rumour going that the design of Galactus wasn't finalised by Story until about February....doesn't that send out signals??

  • April 18, 2007, 10:06 a.m. CST

    WTF?

    by Turd Furgusen

    That really sucks and talk about a cop out. <p> Of all the ways you could present Galactus,(Kirby's being best)and they choose this? <P> What is it with the production of this franchise? They get some things dead on and others are completely wrong.<p> Rothman is a scurge on the Comic Book Film industry.<p> Speaking of giants. Someone should take a giant stick and shove it up Rothman's ass and make him realize what a mistake this is.

  • April 18, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST

    The sad thing...

    by Drexl Spivey

    is that this movie will make a lot of money even though it blows worse than the first one and will reinforce the studios belief that they know best was is good for us all.

  • April 18, 2007, 10:09 a.m. CST

    V'ger V'ger V'ger V'ger V'ger V'ger V'ger V'ger

    by BrowncoatJedi

    We've seen a cosmic storm cloud menace the Earth before. Gee, I wonder where.

  • April 18, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST

    BSB...

    by Err

    Galactus + Jewfro = money

  • April 18, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Shame on anyone who thought this would be good

    by IndustryKiller!

    C'mon people. I know its all the rage these days to give shitty comic book films a pass but the first one was absolutely abhorable. I refused to see it in theatres and when I finally did catch it on cable I couldnt get all the way through it. Just fucking terrible and what they did to Doom was inexcusable. Hell even the Johnny Storm that people claim they got so right was just painfully annoying with all his extreme sports bullshit and grating cockiness. Chris Evans played him closer to a used car salesman than anything else. So with the same exact production team on board how the fuck did anyone think this was going to turn out well? Yeah the early Silver Surfer stuff was neat but the character is so simplistic in design it would have been impossible for them to fuck it up. If you had faitht hat any of the nuance of Marvel's galactic half of storylines would show up in a film by Tim Story then you were just being naive.

  • April 18, 2007, 10:27 a.m. CST

    WHAT?

    by Spice-Orange

    this can't be true... :( galactus is SUCH a fun "comic booky" cosmic bad guy... and now he is a storm cloud? how lame! how can avi or stan lee let this happen? seriously?! i mean, you'll go "comic booky" enough to have a fucking silver man on a surf board and a rock man, but you WONT have a giant space man planet eater? wtf? how dumb. this movie will bomb. even comic book fans wont come to see this turd.

  • April 18, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Maybe it's a "Brain Cloud"!

    by Phillyflopper

    Or perhaps there's a high chance of suckage coming from 20th Century Fox. Or maybe it's a surprise and it will rain all sorts of baby Galacti!

  • April 18, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST

    It seems these FF movies get everything right...

    by Childe Roland

    ...except the villains. That's a huge achilles heel, because most folks agree a good story is almost always only as good as its villain.<p>With Doom they got the look right but the character all wrong. Seems like they took the reverse approach to Galactus.<p>I didn't want to see a giant in purple and blue Kirby armor, necessarily, but some sort of giant being with a huge spaceship would've been cool. Maybe he's hiding somewhere inside the cloud? Can we at least pretend that?

  • April 18, 2007, 10:39 a.m. CST

    The Fantastic Bore

    by Heckles

    Sounds like another wasted opportunity. What in the hell is this studio's problem? Half-assing comic book properties is not going to make them Spider Man money, that's for damn sure. Also- funny post there Moriarty, had me crackin' up.

  • April 18, 2007, 10:41 a.m. CST

    In other news, The Watcher will be played by

    by ETI

    Verne Troyer.

  • April 18, 2007, 10:48 a.m. CST

    So will Galactus "make it rain on them hos?"

    by thelivingdoll

    I for one nominate Fat Joe for the Storm Cloud Galactus.

  • April 18, 2007, 10:49 a.m. CST

    NachoNegro = talkback line of the century

    by liljuniorbrown

    "Doom was made into a buttfaced turd now they're making galactus a space-going fart cloud" Cracked me up for some reason. I also agree that if we give Singer another chance his next Superman movie will kick ten kinds of ass,especialy if he uses the "alien threat" element he keeps refering to. Sorry Tim, this is your last shot with me,and if I find out you had anything to do with that abortion of a film Beauty Shop,the one with Alicia Silverstone doing the absolute worst southern accent in history, I will personaly hire Galactus to eat your family while you watch.

  • April 18, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Come on man...really? A big giant guy...

    by Lost Skeleton

    dressed in purple eating planets? In this day and age? Does it really matter since FF42 is going to suck monkey balls anyway?

  • April 18, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Now you know how we TF fans feel. HAR HAR HAR!!!

    by JusticeSabre

    Take THAT, poorly drawn 1960s comic book source material!!! And THIS, poorly animated 1980s television cartoon material!!! YOUR MEMORIES MEAN NOTHING TO HOLLYWOOD!!! HAR HAR HAR!!! (Michael Bay STILL fucking lost.)

  • April 18, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST

    I don't think it's the fact they changed it...

    by Affleckwasthebomb

    I think what gets me most is that they've changed it to a cloud. As some one has said above, of all the ways they could of interpreted Galactus they chose to go with a cloud. It's so hard to comprehend why they thought it'd be a good idea. It may change though, if they out cry is bad enough...but then you get the fear of a half assed, no time to spare creation ala Mummy returns with the Rock as bad CGI scorpion guy and then you'd be even more angry.

  • April 18, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Hey, could be worse...

    by Kal El Vis

    In the "climactic final battle", the Not So Fantastic Four could have to LIFT AN ISLAND! Now THAT is "creative genius"....

  • April 18, 2007, 10:57 a.m. CST

    WORST... MOVIE... EVER

    by Chief Redcock

    Seriously. Making Galactus a giant cloud would be even worse than making Jor-El a flying green bagel, which is what Marlon Brando wanted to do in Superman. As a fat man, Brando was clearly obsessed with bagels. What's your excuse Rothman, EH???????????

  • April 18, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    GIANT AZTEC CLANCY BROWN NOW!

    by JustinSane

    Stop the madness!!!!!

  • April 18, 2007, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Galaxitive...

    by Kid Z

    ... Hey, the release date for FF2 is 2 months away and we haven't even started on the CGI for Galactus yet. Damn! Oh! I know... Just use that digital cloud footage we used as background for the Fantasticar scenes. Put it on a loop and we'll just get someone with a distinctive voice to do VO's. Samuel L. Jackson! Huh? Not available? Oh well... Laurence Fishburne, then... (sigh) ... I guessss.....

  • April 18, 2007, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Raimi knows how to play, it seems...

    by GOB Adama

    Sam Raimi had gone on record as being *ahem* Anti-Venom, back in the day. However, word around the campfire is that he made the compramise and was allowed to use his (potentially goofy) Sandman ideas. Give a little get a little. Make the suits money AND the movie you want. It doesn't sound like the principal 'mover & shakers' on the FF movies have that strength of conviction. Just the desire to do as the check signers say. So say we all... or just me, I guess.

  • April 18, 2007, 11:11 a.m. CST

    A Giant Purple Robot Guy

    by decypher44

    would look so frakking lame. Seriously. An ominous cloud, HIDING GALACTUS, is a preety good way to END THE FILM. Then, in FF3, Galactus emerges from the cloud as..... what? I just hope to God that this isn't an attempt by Hollywood to voice their fears of global warming.

  • April 18, 2007, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Bill Brasky as Galactus

    by Dopenose19

    they should do Galactus like SNL ended all the Bill Brasky skits. Just a loud, overpoweringly deep voince and the shadow of a huge man. "I'M GALACTUS. LET'S GET SOME BEERS! I'M BUYING!!!"

  • April 18, 2007, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Galactus as a man could work

    by NightArrows

    If they took the same approach they did with Unicron in the Transformers film (not Bay's aborted shitfest). They hide much of him in shadow, use a deep booming voice like Wells and kick the base up to a degree that stops your heart in the theater. With the Surfer in frame to such an immense being, it would visually fucking rock, if done right. Or Tom "I fucked Last Stand in the ass" Rothman could simply make Galactus a clou....oh, never mind...

  • April 18, 2007, 11:17 a.m. CST

    BOYCOTT FF2!!

    by kafka07

    TIM ROTHMAN SUCKS IN A BIG GALACTIC WAY!

  • April 18, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Conman2478

    by halfmadjesus

    If I were the art director on this movie and Tim Story came up to me and said, "we really don't think a giant man in purple armor is going to work...we have this idea about an enveloping cloud that we want to explore, but we still want to pay some sort of homage to the character," I do this: Kick them in the balls, then fire them!

  • April 18, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Affleckwasthebomb

    by Turd Furgusen

    I hope they change their minds as well. The sooner the better.<p> I can accept the Gah Lak Tus swarm better than a freekn' puffy cloud!

  • April 18, 2007, 11:21 a.m. CST

    This is a tough one, because, coming from

    by Novaman5000

    the point of a film buff with no real connection to FF as a comic, Galactus as a giant purple robot is fucking laughable. I'd rather a stormcloud I think, sorry to say.

  • April 18, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    It might be cool if the cloud was just obscuring him

    by Novaman5000

    and occasionally you saw a hand or arm or something reach out.

  • April 18, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Well said Pie_Man_Returns

    by UK brit boy

    Like you say he's not any particular shape anyway til the senient forms see him and determine his form. Besides this film ISN'T ABOUT GALACTUS anyway for christ sake. Its about Silver Surfer! I assume the coming dark cloud is just Galactus on route to earth, probably not seen til the very end as a setup for the third film! So why don't you guys get a grip and stop whining about a character who's not even featured in this f*cking film really, tsk.

  • April 18, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Clouds are cheap.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Sure, a giant guy in a suit would look silly. But there's a million other ways to do an ominous world-eater from outer space. It's just that none of them are as cost-effective a purple cloud.

  • April 18, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST

    But as i stated in Earlier post this is

    by emeraldboy

    Murdoch we are talking about here. Quality is not a word that you find in his dictionary. Cheap yes! quality, no! He is big into choice, but quality, no!

  • April 18, 2007, 11:28 a.m. CST

    UK brit boy = Tom Rothman

    by NightArrows

    He's been outed!

  • April 18, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    WTF!

    by kudos_eb

    WTF?! even the ultimate galactus would have been decent, but this??????

  • April 18, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    I don't care much one way or another...

    by Fecal Debris

    ...about the movie, because it will suck. But I did collect FF comics for a few years back in the 80s. I know that it's easier to play off Galactus as a stormcloud than a giant purple man. But when anyone who knows Galactus at all pictures Galactus in his mind, they will think of the giant purple man. Not a storm cloud. Very few people know or give a rat's ass that some obscure "Ultimate" title revisited the character as cloud, or a collective. Now, if the storm cloud were the Fart of Galactus, then the giant purple man himself arrives, cool. Otherwise, see ya at Spidey 3

  • April 18, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    I have just though,

    by emeraldboy

    why the hell didnt they give this frachise to Roland Emmerich. Sure Id4 was dumb and patriotic but the effects were great and the scene where the space ship appears from behind a cloud was amazing. I know day after tomorrow was boring but it looked fantastic. Here is someone who knows how to make a summer spectacle and knock it out of the park. Even the patriot looked fab.

  • April 18, 2007, 11:35 a.m. CST

    UK brit boy...

    by just pillow talk

    one cannot have Surfer in his first appearance on Earth without Galactus. Him being his herald and all...unless you want to totally disregard the comics and what the Surfer's occupation is. I think Galactus should be a rabbit...with big fangs.

  • April 18, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST

    *SPOILERS* FF 2 ending spoilers *SPOILERS*

    by The Artist FKA Vesuvio

    Dr. Über von Doom is defeated (by a brain collapse caused by the unbearable amount of 'Storm' analogies throught the movie up to that point) and the Four get Silver Surfer's his magical mcguffin board back. Only that SS's unable to fight, still recovering from the brutal anal rape Jim Cameron was granted by court to perform on him in the T2's plagiarism law suit. So, Mr. Fantastic jumps on the board, but since he can't fly on it, The Thing tosses him and the board like a giant motherfucking spear against the Galactus McCloud. We hear a lot of poorly engineered sound effects, than a giant purple head salvaged from some Power Rangers dumpster falls from the cloud. There's like 2 more hours of shitty film after that. Fin.

  • April 18, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Are you people like 5 years old?

    by UK brit boy

    As far as I can tell no-one has seen the effects (hell they probably haven't been done yet). How can you get upset about a cloud, it could be anything. I give up on you guys. Come back when you've all grown up. :)

  • April 18, 2007, 11:38 a.m. CST

    The cloud is from all the

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Mary Jane Rothman smoked and then said "Dude, I have an awesome idea." I'll keep the talkback short because Rothman does not deserve my wisdom.

  • April 18, 2007, 11:39 a.m. CST

    That sucks...

    by jrbarker

    Why can't they just stick to the source material?

  • April 18, 2007, 11:39 a.m. CST

    UK brit boy = Flames on Tom Rothman's ass

    by NightArrows

    His ass has confirmed it!

  • April 18, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST

    nope, i'm 7...poopie head

    by just pillow talk

    hmmm...and the effects aren't done yet...that's encouraging. If the cloud serves as hiding what really is Galactus, that's a different story. However, if it's a cloud, and that's it...very weak.

  • April 18, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Galactus as a CLOUD? Are they "CIRRUS"????

    by Otter

    Thank you, I'll be here all week.

  • April 18, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Look! It's Galactus! Run!!!

    by Fecal Debris

    http://tinyurl.com/2wvd8m <p> How underwhelming. I mean, all you need's an umbrella.

  • April 18, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST

    I meant, look here

    by Fecal Debris

    http://tinyurl.com/2wvd8m

  • April 18, 2007, 11:46 a.m. CST

    GALACTUS is the MONSTER from LOST

    by caravaggio

    nooga nooch

  • April 18, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Also, in order that we all may

    by Fecal Debris

    put this crapfest of a movie into context, I am including this Bristol Stool Chart as a public service.<p> http://tinyurl.com/25wtok

  • April 18, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST

    damn you Galactus!

    by just pillow talk

    For putting water in my basement from that Nor'easter!

  • April 18, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    GALATUS

    by machman36

    well i was sooo looking foward to two legends of the marvel universe after that crap 1st ff film. now the've changed galactus to a cloud(wtf!!!!!!????).galactus is the devourer of whole worlds not a shower cloud.i will not see this movie.lets hope they leave the surfer on the pages of comics after this.

  • April 18, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    it'll probably be type 2...

    by just pillow talk

    some moments where they get it right...and others....

  • April 18, 2007, 11:50 a.m. CST

    GALACTUS GOTTA EAT......

    by Err

    The earth.

  • April 18, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST

    no, no, no...if you don't agree with UK...

    by just pillow talk

    you are automatically a 5 yr old...I thought we established this DatoMan413?

  • April 18, 2007, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Pillow

    by Fecal Debris

    Yes, sausage shaped, but lumpy. You know, a healthy brown turd with corpuscles. SO SAYETH GALACTUS! Hey, if it's a storm cloud or collective entity, shouldn't it be called Galacti? Certainly not as cool, but a storm cloud is not as cool as a giant purple man, either. SPIDEY 3!

  • April 18, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Flames ...

    by Freefinger

    Actually, they'll put flames in the coulds so there you go a Optimus Galactus... <P>BTW, hwo the hell are they going to market this as a toys?<P>Sell cigartees to kids and in big letter on the box post "Make your own Galactus!"

  • April 18, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST

    The first FF movie

    by Fecal Debris

    was so campy to begin with, why not go all the way and have a giant purple man? That'd be friggin'awesome! What, they think having a cloud will help retain the story's credibility? Hello! It's a comic book movie about a flying fire man and an orange rock guy. Give us the purple giant!

  • April 18, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    shit...

    by Freefinger

    keyborad is messed up.. I meant to write : <P>Sell cigarettes... not cigartees.. <P>ah f*ck it! Viva el typos!

  • April 18, 2007, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Said it before say it again = TOA (Turd On Arrivel)

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Fuck FF2. The 1st one was shit this one will be shit.

  • April 18, 2007, noon CST

    Remember the TV movie series "V"

    by Fecal Debris

    back in the 80s? It was about an alien invasion of lizard people disguised as amicable humans. Anyway, when the aliens first arrived, earthlings were aghast at the sight of the huge ships in the horizon--an idea borrowed by ID4 ten years ago. Point is, that's how Galactus, the Giant Purple One, ought to look. Huge and looming, and at some point in the movie Surfer will toss a comical aside about, "that's as small as he can make himself. Just wait until he's aroused."

  • April 18, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST

    What is this, DC Comics?

    by Theta

    Maybe they thought Galactus was the Sun Eater by mistake. Either that or they spent all the effects money on the Surfer.

  • April 18, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    If You Dont Like It Then DONT WATCH!

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    I am not trying to be rude, but X3 made more money than Superman Returns. I understand that both were mediocre movies, but when people are ensuring that these movies make the studios money, than why would they stop producing mediocre movies? I am going to pass on FF2. Hollywood needs to work hard to get my cash.

  • April 18, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    That's a great theory, Mori.

    by a goonie

    Sounds about right to me. A fucking storm cloud?!? Are you kidding me?!? Bags of shit, this is going to be retarded.

  • April 18, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Does marvel have no say in this????

    by The Founder

    This is serioulsy one of the most asinine things that I've heard. Why change Galactus? WHY? I'm so disappointed in this.

  • April 18, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Maybe if it was a big Purple Cloud that was shapedlike

    by TimBenzedrine

    a person in a big vegas/conquistador outfit, it could work. He could still be huge and menacing, but more etheral in presence, like Mufasa's ghost in the Lion King.

  • April 18, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    bout as good as Brando's talking green bagel idea

    by scythe1138

    and he was joking.

  • April 18, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    I would normally dismiss this as rumor, but....

    by The Founder

    Harry's sources has proven to if not anything else be right about a lot of shyt coming out of FOX.

  • April 18, 2007, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Wait, Mori... what WAS the worst Marvel movie?

    by BitterMan23

    I was pretty sure it was F4, with Ghost Rider coming in a close 2nd. Unless we are counting Captain America and Man-Thing?

  • April 18, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Fuck Tim Story and Fuck Marvel

    by motormouth_4_20

    Are you serious a storm cloud!!!!! I was hella looking forward to this movie and now I could care less. Thanks Marvel and Tim Story for ruining one of the best franchises they had.

  • April 18, 2007, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Tim Story=Ultimate Nullifier

    by magnetoelectric

    You know whenever nonsense like this pops up the argument always rolls back to previus movies that 'got it right'.I dont get it.People always bring up Batman Begins,Sin City,The Spider-Mans.It all boils down to ONE SIMPLE THING.It doesnt take much to 'get it right'IT DOES take a lot of work to fuck it up..You have to go out of your way to fuck it up.Doing the right thing is easy,in fact most of the time we all do the right thing by not doing anything at all.It takes a lot of effort to do wrong ,or bad.Just ask a convicted felon.Story needs to be chased into the woods by torchlight and pitchfork.

  • April 18, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Quick question:

    by Kal El Vis

    Why exactly does there ALWAYS have to be some douche who says: "You haven't SEEN IT YET, so you CAN'T say ANYTHING" on a website BASED on rumor and speculation? I mean, how fucking LAME do you have to be to try to "police" speculation on Ain't It Cool News?

  • April 18, 2007, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Rothman's angst

    by Bunyon Snipe

    Rothman was obviously sexually abused by a giant robot... If he wasn't he fucking should be, any giant robot rapists out there? He has no fucking imagination how can you not like giant robots, he should get a job that suits his ability... 'Do you want fries with that?'

  • April 18, 2007, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Fuck this movie

    by Duke of Hurl

    And fuck Fox, and fuck the power cosmic they rode in on.

  • April 18, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST

    This just in! Uatu the Watcher...

    by IncredibleYoda

    ...will be portrayed as a giant rainbow!

  • April 18, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Feh!

    by Dollar Bird

    I am resoundingly disappointed.

  • April 18, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    FUCK IT

    by amano

    I'm just so done with all this shit. I'm NOT a hater, but I'm just fed up with the studios fucking this shit up. I will not go to the theatre, I will not buy the dvd. Transformers looks like utter shit. For the people who say you know you'll be there opening day - fuck you. I'm just so tired of all the bad news. I am looking foward to Spider Man 3, and I loved 300, but I am no longer supporting this shit that is so obviously fucking up these properties. I'm done.

  • April 18, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Image of Galactus from Test Screening

    by Gil Brooks

    http://tinyurl.com/ypkx5p

  • April 18, 2007, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Galactus as a rain cloud?

    by Ambush Bug

    You can't be cirrus!<br><br> Thank yew, thank yew.<br><br> The veal, folks...try it!

  • April 18, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Yeah, just like that Gil

    by TimBenzedrine

    I'm frightened already.

  • April 18, 2007, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Datoman413

    by Kal El Vis

    How about YOU let OTHERS have theirs, without whining like a little girl with a skinned-knee? People don't like the STUPID idea of a "cloud". Deal with it.

  • April 18, 2007, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Fuck you people who pay to to see this

    by Rupee88

    These bad movies are going to be made as long as you give money to filmmakers.

  • April 18, 2007, 12:54 p.m. CST

    These guys are just begging for it.

    by superninja

    After the completely botched Doom in I, they are now ruining one of the most visually cool characters in the Marvel U!!!! Idiots. No, he doesn't have to look like the Alex Ross gimp in the purple costume, but use some FREAKIN' creativity! Get the scale - that's the whole point. No one will feel tangibly threated by a giant nebula, give me a break.

  • April 18, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Calling Donald Sutherland...

    by LoungeLizard

    ...as he holds the key to destroying Galactus: the ability to disperse clouds by mere concentration (amplified by use of a cloudbuster.)

  • April 18, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Why are uncreative people allowed to make superhero

    by superninja

    films? If they want to make a boring film about "real life", that's fine because it's no stretch. But SUPERHEROES? Someone please get a clue next time and hire someone with imagination.

  • April 18, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    NEW VENOM TV SPOT!

    by eric haislar

    This is awesome by the way http://www.spidermanfilmblog.de/Spiderman3_Venom_30_58190dt.mpeg

  • April 18, 2007, 1 p.m. CST

    No helmet with huge side rudders ?

    by RobinP

    Blasphemy !!!

  • April 18, 2007, 1:01 p.m. CST

    It doesn't have to be the guy in the purple suit,

    by superninja

    I will admit, but I'd have loved them to incorporate the helmet somehow. It's a superhero film about imagination and exploration - who wants realism? I want to see a giant cosmic alien coldly survey the Earth and then say "I hunger." and start the destruction. Galactus is interesting because he is standing right there an he is ignoring everyone, he doesn't care, you have to do something CRAZY to get his attention. How are you going to do that with a cloud? My guess is he will be a non-character.

  • April 18, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay & Co. took one look at the operating budget

    by Darth_Gonz

    ....and realized that they had spent too much on explosions during the process of making the film, and didn't have any money left over to render a CGI Galactus. So they had to settle for a stupid fucking STORM CLOUD. DURRRRR.

  • April 18, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST

    fart jokes?

    by I Cant Believe I Actually Registered

    i hope the human torch makes a fart joke about galactus

  • April 18, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST

    THIS JUST IN: Annihilus to be depicted as a bumblebee

    by SpyGuy

    What, it makes as much sense as CumuloGalactus...First, Doctor Doom becomes an Americanized metrosexual corporate guy and now Galactus is the stand-in for the smoke monster from LOST. <p>DAMN YOU, MICHAEL BAY...ER, TIM STORY!!!</p>

  • April 18, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Hasn't this movie already come and gone

    by ironburl

    Or is that just wishful thinking on my part? I'll stick to the Italian version from the 80's TYVM.

  • April 18, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Dragon man will be portrayed by a dude in a Barney suit

    by Uncle_Chuck

    This is a sad state of affairs but just wait for what they have planned: The Inhumans will be played by the reformed Village People Dragon Man will be a dude in a used Barney the dinosaur suit and Wyatt Wingfoot will be played by an albino (and I didn't even know there were albino native Americans)

  • April 18, 2007, 1:05 p.m. CST

    It's not just "a cloud"

    by getsomebs

    It's not a regular cloud. It's not going to block the sun and rain on you for goodness sake. As far as I know and as much as I've looked into it they're basing it more on the Ultimate version, which was a swarm of small robotic drones. It's a cloud of robots. But, even then, it's a horrible idea because the character is so iconic. http://tinyurl.com/ytp7nn http://tinyurl.com/22w5el

  • April 18, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST

    BTW Spartacus Hughs...

    by Bibo

    You spelled your name right. Es are overrated.

  • April 18, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST

    SpyGuy, well that's because an American corporate

    by superninja

    metrosexual is so much more REALISTIC than a Latvian dictator. In a Fantastic Four movie. Yeah.

  • April 18, 2007, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Dislike Rothamn or not, and I DO dislike him

    by ewokstew

    this is probably why he will be around for a long time http://www.tom-rothman.com/

  • April 18, 2007, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Lame

    by Spacekicker2001

    A giant dude would be frickin scary I think. STupid studios

  • April 18, 2007, 1:08 p.m. CST

    WARNING, WARNING

    by Dokkalvar

    Giant robots don't appeal to a large audience?! Someone should alert Michael Bay!

  • April 18, 2007, 1:10 p.m. CST

    I'm not going to try to justify this.

    by Azlam Orlandu

    That just plain sucks.

  • April 18, 2007, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Kal El Vis...

    by Boba Fat

    This discussion on whether Galactus should be a cloud or not needs to be conducted in an adult manner! ;)

  • April 18, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    DatoMan413: The web-shooters

    by Pie_Man_Returns

    DatoMan413: The web-shooters were NOT Hollywood. They were Peter David's Spider-Man 2099 which not a single persongave him credit for. Kal Elvis: Being one of those said "douches", I feel that if I'm on a site that's based on speculation, I can speculate that most of the whining bitches that say fuck this movie will be first in line on opening day. They will also be in here talking about how it wasn't that bad. Seen it with X3 seen it with FF1. Most of you are walking punch lines.

  • April 18, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Oh so Rothman is raping FF but Bay is doing a good job?

    by photoboy

    Seriously, the Bay ass kissing must stop on AICN. He's raping the classic TF designs way worse than making something a cloud. At least FF fans can pretend Galactus is in the cloud, what the fuck are TF fans supposed to do when they see Prime covered in flames or Megatron looking like something made in shop class by the blind kid?

  • April 18, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Datoman413

    by Boba Fat

    There's still plenty of love to go around. I can't have spent the whole day checking this talback motivated by hate......can I?

  • April 18, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    wasnt there a giant robot in I, Robot?

    by BitterMan23

    When that house got destroyed?

  • April 18, 2007, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Can't you just see them

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    cuing the Jimi Hendrix guitar riff beckoning the rival of Galactus? Come on everybody it's sing-a-long time. Purple Haze, what hell is that? Something coming, and it sure is fat. Paid my money but I don't know why! 'Scuse me while I Kiss This Guy. (cut to the the Torch/Surfer Brokeback scene) durr nurr nurr.

  • April 18, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Smokey LOStzilla!

    by MrFloppy

    !

  • April 18, 2007, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Can we have some kind of containment for any

    by superninja

    filmmaker that announces early on their approach to any superhero or fantasy film is "realism"?

  • April 18, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    So I guess Galactus will look like...

    by Fecal Debris

    ...a swarm of those little metal sensor balls Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton send up the wazoo of tornadoes in "Twister?" Boy, I sure did like Helen's breastseses in that.

  • April 18, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Galactus is a fog machine. Or Harry on Taco Thursday.

    by JDanielP

    No offense, Harry. I get a little gas sometimes, too. Just ask my son. He pulls my finger.

  • April 18, 2007, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Hear hear

    by Bibo

    It's like the guy who wanted Kevin Smith to write a Supes flick with no red s, no cape, and no tights. I hated Superman Returns, but at least it was a Superman flick. Pray the day doesn't come to pass when somebody makes a "Heroes" movie in which they all wear capes and cowls and have their super initials on their chests.

  • April 18, 2007, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Yes!!! Edward Norton will be the next Bruce Banner!!

    by JDanielP

    Check out the news at SuperHeroHype!

  • April 18, 2007, 1:57 p.m. CST

    So...how do you make a toy out of a cloud?

    by Negative Man

    I got it! Galactus cigarettes for kids! Kids light up and blow smoke over their Surfer figure and speak Galactus' mighty words "Go my *cough* herald and de-*cough cough*-destroy those *cough hack* who would stand against me..." And then kids all over could say that the movie and toys were truly so bad it gave them cancer. Sweet!

  • April 18, 2007, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Rothman is a filthy cunt.

    by Thorstrongstone

    No, seriously.

  • April 18, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST

    To appease the fans...

    by LoungeLizard

    ...the will use particle effects to create the screaming face of a giant Galactus a la The Mummy. The fans will have their glimpse of Galactus and the executives will have their 'realism'. I can just picture the executive meeting...

  • April 18, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST

    The same people saying galactus wouldn't

    by SylarTheCylon

    work in a movie because he's a huge pink dude, or whatever, are the same who would say dr manhattan wouldn't work in the watchmen movie because he's a huge blue dude. with a huge blue dick. What is it with modern movie makers that they have the tools to make really awesomely weird stuff, but won't? It's like CGI is limiting effects instead of motivating them. Now everyone is afraid it won't look real enough, so they chicken out on doing really weird effects stuff. Fuck realism, I say. I would love to see Terry Gilliam take on a movie like this because he would probably make a gigant pink guy appear above new york. He has the balls to do it. Imagine a Jodorowsky's Fantastic Four. At least that would be interesting. This isn't even that. This is a FF movie, FFs sake. It's supposed to be weird like that, pink dude included. When the filmmaker believes in something, and the movie takes it seriously without giving a shit, then the audience will usually believe it too. That's all it takes : selfconfidence, and confidence in the material that you are basing your movie on. Sadly Tim Story, nor Fox give a damn about the FF, nor the audience. They don't really have any confidence in the source material beyond dressing a bunch of idiots in blue suits and making them fight a silver idiot. We have yet to see a true Fantastic Four movie. I say ignore this tripe, go see something else. You deserve better.

  • April 18, 2007, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Galactus in an Air Freshener

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    For when the hunger comes back to haunt you.

  • April 18, 2007, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Will Cloudactus be brimming with COSMPIC POWER?!

    by Boondock Devil

    Because, honestly, that's all I really care about now. *sigh* A fucking cloud. Begin the weepening.

  • April 18, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    can't be true

    by stvnhthr

    No studio is that stupid. This must be false info which was leaked. Hasbro can't make toys of storm clouds.

  • April 18, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    I was defending this movie, and the last one...

    by samsquanch

    but not anymore. I am officially on the hater's train, which makes me sad. A FUCKING STORMCLOUD. What is this, fucking Zardoz?

  • April 18, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Cant Understand Normal Thinking

    by magnetoelectric

    http://tinyurl.com/2qjt4s

  • April 18, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    It could have been worse..

    by LoungeLizard

    He could have been the giant anus from Evolution.

  • April 18, 2007, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Going into Star Trek V God Territory

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Remember the God effects in that film? Wasn't he a face in a cloud. It's okay though because Transformers was made to sell toys, and Fantastic Four comics were made to sell ad space for X-Ray specs and Charles Atlas crap.

  • April 18, 2007, 2:45 p.m. CST

    ...hey mabey they give Galacloud Lips ?

    by TimMighty

    ...i mean it worked for Optimus..didnt it ?

  • April 18, 2007, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Galactus = God right?

    by fat bears

    IIRF wasn't the way-back original idea of Galactus to have the F4 brawl with God himself? I could imagine 2 hours of psuedo-religious eschatological prophecy and hoodoo omens coming from the Silver Surger. And then, in the last 5 minutes, when the F4 fail to stop his hyjinx a cosmic power cloud rolls in. And after all, doesn't God live in the clouds anyway?

  • April 18, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    A bit late, but...

    by wetzello

    For future reference, when you are tempted to write "it had to be said" coupled with an overused TB phrase, remember this:<p>No, it didn't have to be said.

  • April 18, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    IIRF?

    by fat bears

    If I Recall Fatly? Anway, God can look like any old damn thing, as long he's a fucking giant, in skeery purple/scarlet armor and somehow references the helmet. I'd settle for ram's horns instead of tuning forks even. Just so long as G puts the fear of gawd in me.

  • April 18, 2007, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Silver Surger?

    by fat bears

    Fuck.

  • April 18, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST

    FF2 is a remake of Star Trek V

    by Wonderboys

    Instead of Sybok we have Silver Surfer... instead of the Enterprise crew we have the Fantastic Foul, at the end they meet a terrible conceptualized and executed special effect that try to pass for a god-like alien... the difference being that the FF2 cloud is gonna suck way more than that ol' man bathed in light of Trek V... oh, and that Shatner is a way more able director than Story... no kidding!

  • April 18, 2007, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Lost

    by sevenrivera

    Well at least we finally figured out the mystery on Lost. After Galactus is defeated, he retires to a mysterious island in the Pacific and occasionally uproots trees and harasses castaways.

  • April 18, 2007, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Or maybe they're thinking about something like this

    by Wonderboys

    ...and there is hope yet http://tinyurl.com/39d577 Substitute flames for gas, and voila!

  • April 18, 2007, 3 p.m. CST

    The truth about Tim story

    by bomardv

    WHEN HE MADE THIS DECISION there are 2 chances: 1.He ran out of buget and a cloud was the cheapest easy way out 2.He wanted to express the complexity of the universe and the future of an entity beyond any comprehension and to express all the equations needed to express chaos he made the best decision of using metanano particles expressed by the most amorphous form of matter... smoke The same applies to a single guy who lives alone and finds the milk outside the fridge when he comes back from work 1.He forgot to put it back in the fridge in the morning 2.A thief managed to get into his apartment the thief was hungry and felt that he wanted some cereal when he was about to pour some frootloops and add some milk the vision of those wonderful colors put an end to his 6 year depression and decided, in an act of gratefulness to life, that he would never steal again and ran off in ahurry and forgot put the milk in place... If you read all this bs I just wrote...congrats you may as well read and believe whatever TIM STORY comes up with as an "official explanation" sheeesh...

  • April 18, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    If Galactus is too stupid-looking for film...

    by Kid Z

    ... Then what the hell do you call a short, fat guy in an obvious rubber suit with an obvious zipper-flap in the back? I don't know what I'd call it, but Rothman and that hack Tim Story call it "the Thing"!

  • April 18, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    AT LEAST GALACTUS WON'T HAVE A VAGINA FACE

    by finky089

    unlike a certain Transformer in a Bay movie I know of this summer....

  • April 18, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Yes, becuase a giant man standing in space literally...

    by SG7

    ...eating planets like apples would have been SO much better. Oh, wait. No it woudln't. It would look RETARDED. Fucking comic dorks.

  • April 18, 2007, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Terry Gilliam for Dr. Strange!

    by superninja

    Set in Greenwich during the beatnik period. Starring Daniel Day Lewis as Dr. Strange.

  • April 18, 2007, 3:31 p.m. CST

    "Yes, becuase a giant man

    by bomardv

    "Yes, becuase a giant man standing in space literally..." Well if you read the concepts about Galactus it changes form depending on what race sees it...and it is NOT about making every dork happy, really it is about respecting the fan base by improving on the concepts already known, not alienating the audience...if you find this "too dork" then you may want to check space.com they have better posts for people like you, leave this one, we do not deserve you SG7

  • April 18, 2007, 3:35 p.m. CST

    THERE IS A WAY TO GET OUR VOICES HEARD!!!!

    by weaponx31

    I say we bombard Tim Storys myspace with complaints about making Galactus a cloud. Let him know our feelings and that we will boycott the movie if Galactus in fact turns out to be a cloud. Messages...Posts...whatever it takes so he knows that we are pissed. Let the revolution begin!

  • April 18, 2007, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Ultimate Gah-lak-tus was not an improvement

    by superninja

    upon the original. It was the usual boring sci-fi BS, the dumbing down of the original concept to supposedly make it more real. The original Galactus was much more interesting.

  • April 18, 2007, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Really wanted this franchise not to suck...

    by Cellar Door

    ..and I'm not even a die-hard FF comic book fan.<p><p><p>I do, however, think that "This movie puts the lotion in the basket" (from Fecal Debris) may be the funniest new tag line I've ever read on this site.

  • April 18, 2007, 3:44 p.m. CST

    No shit it's wrong, they can't even get blonde right

    by Big Bad Clone

    The teaser just got our hopes up for nothing.

  • April 18, 2007, 3:48 p.m. CST

    we also now know what the joker will look like

    by WolfmanNards

    but with this being aint it OLD news, they probably wont report it for a few more days.

  • April 18, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Voice for GALACTUS...

    by BigFo

    Maybe they could get the dude who does the voice for Meatwad on ATHF.That would seal the deal for me.

  • April 18, 2007, 4:09 p.m. CST

    That's Not Galactus. It's The Gas Trapped In Galactus.

    by Buzz Maverik

    It's a well known fact that planets make one kind of bloaty and pooty. You get that no so fresh feeling. Having read the script, I can tell you that Galactus has sent the Surfer to Earth not to find him something to eat but to raid our supply of Bean-O. Galactus plans to consume the planet Chiliburgerus 7 in the Cheezcut System of the Airbizkit Nebula. Apparently, it's a spicy delight of taste sensations, but the last time the Big G had anything like that, he let one fly too near a binary sun and the backwind singed his elaborately costumed ass.<p>MONDO SPOILER ALERT!<p>The Watcher, played by a bald, CGI enlarged Andy Richter, directs the Four to ship Galactus the world supply of Pop Rocks instead. This is a major product placement for the Pop Rocks corporation, btw.

  • April 18, 2007, 4:14 p.m. CST

    this crap is to be expected...

    by ckone

    if this is true...I am not surprised...didn't they make Galactus something weird in the ulitimate version? I haven't read it...they could so easily make a giant alien entity in a mehcanized suit look awesome if they want to. I had a lot of hope for this movie, the Silver Surfer looks spot on, maybe, maybe, maybe if the cloud is just what is bringing Galactus TO the earth... or some kind of portal of some kind...maybe that could work...but if they could make a fucking silver surfing dude and a dude in a rock suit, why couldn't they make a dude in a purple power rangers suit?? C'mon!!

  • April 18, 2007, 4:18 p.m. CST

    I knew that cloud insurance would come in handy!!!

    by Johnno

    So... we attack tonight...<br><br> Yes, tonight...<br><br> I... I mean it this time! <br><br> S...So do I!<br><br>

  • April 18, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Lame. Why cant cinema do giants anymore?

    by Reelheed

    Huh? Come on people. Freakin Giants! Freakin Awesome Space God Giants! Where are your balls? Huh? Where are they?!?

  • April 18, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST

    I already said the voice of Galactus

    by Fecal Debris

    will be Nathan Lane

  • April 18, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST

    OMG check out this just-released still shot

    by Fecal Debris

    of Galactus from the movie! He looks awesome <p> http://tinyurl.com/3adz8o <p> Not

  • April 18, 2007, 4:59 p.m. CST

    We can only hope

    by Nemesis Enforcer

    That the ending is as griping and looks as good as the ending to mortal kombat.....Thats gold baby!!!

  • April 18, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Listen here

    by A Day of Days

    I know everything there is to know about movies and how to make them perfect. My opinion reflects that of everyone else. Therefore, the film I want to see is what everyone wants to see. The films I think are crap, are in fact crap. I have not seen an actual visual image of this, nor have the pertinent information to be sure that this is the definite and final form of Galactus, but it will be awful. Make no mistake. As I said, I know all...while most humans spend their time going to school or work or having sex, I surf the internet and watch every film released and take them as seriously as sacred life. This is how I know these things. Bow before my almighty UNDERINFORMED, NAIVE OPINIONS.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST

    This is hysteria over nothing.The report is inaccurate.

    by NinjaRap

    Those who have read the film's novelization already know about the "sinister cloud" which appears in the film. It's not Galactus. The novel makes it pretty clear that the cloud is merely some kind of tool that drains a world of its energy. And the cloud has no sentience of its own, no intelligence. And we're told that there may be "dire consequences" for messing up the cloud-device's work. Which obviously implies that something is ruling over or controlling the cloud that will smack down on those who defy it. Galactus ain't the cloud, people. It's just some damn thing that Galactus sends before he comes down to get fed or whatever. This is seriously misplaced hysteria. Damn, even though the book refers to Galactus (under the name "Gah Lak Tus"), it never calls the CLOUD Galactus. It just calls it "the destroyer" or, of course, "the cloud."

  • April 18, 2007, 5:28 p.m. CST

    NinjaRap, whatever, that sounds like a bunch of

    by superninja

    BS to get around showing Galactus.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Well, probably, yeah.

    by NinjaRap

    ...he never actually shows up in the book. He's kept entirely as an unknown threat. Surfer mentions his name once, and at the end there's the mention of possible consequences for what's happened. But that's it. It's probably just an attempt to tease him for the intended third film, really.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST

    If this is true, then the

    by crimsoncinder

    If this is true, then the comic movie has peaked and is on its way back to the way it was treated in the 70's and 80's, like rehydrated taco bell beans that have been regergitated by a pomeranian. oh, I hear Nicholas Hammond from the live action spiderman of the great 70's is gonna replace sea biscuit's bitch in Spiderman 4.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Anyone who thinks Galactus would look silly in a movie.

    by Dapper Swindler

    ..Has not seen what he looks like in the cgi cutscenes of Marvel Ultimate Alliance. Please check that out.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:35 p.m. CST

    You're right, fat bears...

    by Childe Roland

    ...Kirby intended Galactus to represent God in the comics. No shit. That was what the "G" was supposed to stand for. Editorial had a small shit fit at the very idea (apparently putting the gods of other cultures in your comics was cool, but not so much the God of the Christians and the Jews). So God became Galactus and history was made.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Galactus is God?

    by MarcoMan42

    If Galactus is God then maybe he should be represented by a burning bush instead of a cloud.

  • April 18, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Thanks NinjaRap

    by A Day of Days

    For clearing that up...I hadn't known about the book, but I was pretty sure they wouldn't make Galactus a freaking cloud. Talkbackers are just anxious to turn any bit of news they hear into "Oh no, this is gonna ruin a movie I already assumed would suck anyway"!

  • April 18, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    v'ger

    by dr.bulber

    was actually pretty damn cool. but ff2 will be as lame as ff1.

  • April 18, 2007, 6:48 p.m. CST

    So where is the pic/description of Ledger's Joker

    by superninja

    or has that not really been leaked?

  • April 18, 2007, 6:51 p.m. CST

    The organic webshooters suck. They did not

    by superninja

    torpedeo the film, it's true, but they've been used as bad metaphors for sex TWICE now as everyone predicted the would be. Unnecessary, and I must say Tobey's Parker could've used the boost in characterization in depicting his scientific acumen.

  • April 18, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    If Hollywood is really hitting these heady hights

    by Chiziola79

    Then cant wait for the Watchmen movie as represented with glove puppets and the remake of ben hur starring a hive of wasps and a toaster as rome, bravo sudio heads you rock my world

  • April 18, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!

    by RobMota

    A cloud???? This is their way of cutting cost. They put too much money in giving Silver boy a pair of balls and they said "Fuck we are out of money, make him a puff of smoke"

  • April 18, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    V-GER

    by chavee

    It could be like V-GER in the first Star Trek movie. Except instead of an old space probe sitting there it could be GALACTUS in all his purple suited glory.

  • April 18, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance

    by Dapper Swindler

    I'm telling you, search google for images of Galactus in the cutscenes. If anyone can find a video of the scene, post it here.

  • April 18, 2007, 7:28 p.m. CST

    And I mean the cgi cutscenes

    by Dapper Swindler

    Not the gameplay cutscenes

  • April 18, 2007, 7:33 p.m. CST

    BREAKING NEWS! Marvel Films future villain lineup!!!!!

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    http://tinyurl.com/yots5l

  • April 18, 2007, 7:39 p.m. CST

    LAME!

    by quadrupletree

    Why do they have to change him? If they decided to make a Silver Surfer movie, and they shot it, and they've released the trailer, how could they just NOW figure out that they don't like Galactus as a giant guy..thing.. dude? They should have figured that out a long time ago and then decided that it wouldn't work and scrapped the whole damn thing. This has disaster written all over it.

  • April 18, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Is this so hard?

    by George Newman

    http://tinyurl.com/yqkw7z . . . Just look at any of the Galactus cinematics from the Marvel Ultimate Alliance game. He looked spectacular!!!

  • April 18, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Marvel Ultimate Alliance Pics

    by George Newman

    http://tinyurl.com/2qjt4s . . . http://tinyurl.com/yqkw7z .

  • April 18, 2007, 7:58 p.m. CST

    It's hard to give a fuck

    by Doc_Strange

    Why? Because an even bigger travesty called Transformers is being made and there's been nothing but ball sucking from this site when they know it's just wrong. But hey money talks, especially when it comes to Michael Bay. Hey, here's an idea, why not have Bay direct the 3rd sequel if this one doesn't fail miserably? It's already a fucked up franchise in terms of casting and creative choices, plus Tom Rothman and Michael Bay can snort coke and suck each other's dick between takes.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    FLAMES ON OPTIMUS = CLOUD OF GALACTUS

    by Pennsy

    Testify!

  • April 18, 2007, 8:06 p.m. CST

    THIS MOVIE WILL FLOP WITHOUT KIRSTEN DUNST...

    by the_shogun_gunslinger

    PLAYING GALACTUS!!!! <P> so....a cloud that eats planets. if we can handle a guy who stretches, a chick who turns invisible, a guy made of orange rock, a guy whos ability to bursts into flames also allows him to fy and T-1000 on FUCKING SURFBOARD i think we can handle a fucking giant.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Is this a sequel to the FF movie by Story or Coreman?

    by INWOsuxRED

    It sounds like a sequel to the Coreman movie. I wonder what kind of genitals the storm cloud will have. Summer of sequels = year of the cgi genitals.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:22 p.m. CST

    CUMULONIMBUS GOTTA EAT!!!

    by LHombreSiniestro

    The world protects themselves with galoshes and yellow raincoats!

  • April 18, 2007, 8:25 p.m. CST

    FUCKIN LAME

    by shogunshin

    this is why comic book movies suck. its amazing, the first movie was bullshit, yet it made some money. you would think they would up the anty this time. looks like they are not going to. im amazed the producers and creators decided to go the EL CHEAPO route, instead of a balls to the walls cliffhanger ending. i knew FF2 was gonna suck, first screenings said it sucked, this news sucks, its gonna suck period. time to look forward to the other films being released this summer, as this one is off the list for me to see.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST

    PUFF The Magic GALACTUS Story!

    by shogunshin

    still lame.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:30 p.m. CST

    1 STEP FORWARD, 10 STEPS BACK!

    by WHTROVER

    When the trailer came out it got me excited, now I hear this rumor.

  • April 18, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    I think one of the

    by veritasses

    Wonder Twins used to take the form of a cloud.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST

    uhmmm... excuse me.

    by ArcadianDS

    Why does Galactus need a starship?

  • April 18, 2007, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Ga Lak Tus

    by Arghh

    I'd rather have Galactus be like he was in the Marvel Ultimate Universe, or even in the Marvel Manga where he was a whole mess of spores. When those versions of Galactus came out, I considered it sacrilege, but even the worst of those revisions would be better than a talking cloud! The only good part about that will be Lawrence Fishburne.

  • April 18, 2007, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Talking clouds = pee on flaming silver nipples

    by Doctor_Sin

    Will Pixar pick up on this and do an all-cloud feature film, where clouds just talk to each other?

  • April 18, 2007, 10:13 p.m. CST

    DAMN YOU ROTHMAN!!!!

    by Doc_Strange

    Wonder why no one has shouted that one yet?

  • April 18, 2007, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Fantastic Four 3: Tim Story will not direct again

    by jegoing74

    Fantastic Four as a filmchise has been a disaster from the start. Fantastic Four was miscast with the exception of chiklis as the thing, and then they couldn't even get the makeup right. Jessica Alba is too young to be sue storm and she is latina. Ioan Gruffudd as Mr Fantastic, I don't buy it with his painted on white temples. Again he's also much too young for the part. Julian McMahon is too young to be Doom and is not a seasoned enough actor for the part. Chris Evans as johnny storm is debatable.

  • April 18, 2007, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Chris Evans = Perfect Johnny Storm

    by superninja

    Not up for debate, fella. ;)

  • April 18, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST

    "“There won’t be any giant robots in any ...."

    by TouchMyMonkey

    the fact that he said that comment in public, is exhibit #1 for his firing on July 5th. When Transformers, AKA Giant Fucking Robots cleans house and he has to pay orphans to fill seats at the premiere of flatulance four. first movie was shit, second movie will be shit covered in shit.

  • April 19, 2007, 12:07 a.m. CST

    LOL! Fishburne = Silver Surfer now...

    by JusticeSabre

    So much for your scoops!

  • April 19, 2007, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Fuck the original material!

    by hadez

    We need a filmmaker to prove that the original material sucks. I know! Let's do a film about a comic book character that shares only it's name and let's create a whole new movie that will suck ass! Call Halle Berry and that Pitof asshole and you got another winner!

  • April 19, 2007, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Fishburne = gravitaaaaassssss.

    by superninja

    Fishburne Silver Surfer vs. Weaving Megatron, the WALLS WILL VIBRATE WITH GRAVITAAAAASSSSS.

  • April 19, 2007, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Galactus Character Poster!

    by GeekBob

    http://tinyurl.com/23mpg8 Direct link: http://tinyurl.com/yqjyzb

  • April 19, 2007, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Where's Uwe Boll when you really need him?

    by Paul T. Ryan

    That is all.

  • April 19, 2007, 2:04 a.m. CST

    If Uwe Boll directed this,

    by crimsoncinder

    If Uwe Boll directed this, Galactus would be Samuel Jackson, cause we all know Sammy loves purple. Only, he wouldnt be purple, he would be dressed in black and Uwe would call him Balactus. And Pam Grier would be the Silver Spoon and the earth would be a big bowl of corn flakes.

  • April 19, 2007, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Screw all this....

    by emeraldboy

    Matthew Fox has been Confrimed as Racer X. For s fan of lost, this cant be good. Why? it must mean, that they will have to write out.

  • April 19, 2007, 3:56 a.m. CST

    FISHBURNE IS THE SILVER SURFER!

    by iamjacksleftball

    Confirmed last night that Fishburne will be the Silver dude and NOT Galactus. I bet we wont even hear his voice or see him and he is now being kept for FF4 pt 3..

  • April 19, 2007, 3:59 a.m. CST

    It Worked For God....

    by MarkoOhNo

    ...why not Galactus?? *shrugs* lol Seriously, I agree with Shermdawg (and probably others have said this as well.) The effect was probably seen out of context and is being done ala ID4. I would imagine as Galactus enters our atmosphere, there would be such an effect. You have to admit it would look cheesy if he just showed up, sat on the North Pole, and started taking nibbles. And you have to admit, if Michael Bay were to add Unicron to Transformers, it would be a storm cloud... and it would piss on everyone, as per Bumblebee.

  • April 19, 2007, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Strength in numbers my friends......

    by RedEyeDistrict

    This has to be the worst news I've read since I found out Jamie Kennedy was getting to make ANOTHER shit-can "movie." But really guys we may be able to make a difference on this one. I encourage everyone to bitch about this as much as possible as often as possible to as many people that will listen. I don't know about you people but if we're finally gonna get a movie with Galactus and they make him into a fucking cloud then I'm not gonna even acknowledge the shit as a feature film and go rent the Roger Corman "classic". You know Hollywood has to check this site for feedback on shit like this. The studio can't just ignore millions of geeks crying in outrage. OR CAN THEY??? ugh worst episode ever

  • April 19, 2007, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Galactus lives in my flatulence!

    by Skankardly

    but is he in my ass?

  • April 19, 2007, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Cant wait for Transformers

    by Chiziola79

    Looks great ;-)

  • April 19, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Hmm...

    by Cobbio

    I never saw the first "Fantastic Four" movie, and I'm glad I didn't. I'm not a fan of half-baked, poorly conceived, emotionally flat, stupidly acted trash films. Some people are, but I'm not.<p> Compare the decision to turn Galactus into a cloud with the creative tastiness going on with "Spider Man 3," or "Iron Man," or even "Speed Racer." Rothman, like all his Fox henchmen, dumb everything down farther than even I thought it could be dumbed down. Per their Fox mantra, they appeal to the lowest common denominator with everything they do. There have been a few ripples of interest over the years, I suppose ("24"), and they certainly garner good ratings, which is the bottom line, but I dislike their mantra to dumb everything down. It's a huge, narcissistic disservice to our country.<p> I'll skip "Fantastic Four 2" -- like I skipped the first FF movie -- and go see "Spider Man 3" and "Iron Man."

  • April 19, 2007, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Second thought

    by Cobbio

    Then again, I just read NinjaRap's comment that "the cloud" isn't Galactus, it's just one of Galactus's weapons sent to absorb all of Earth's energy. Maybe he's right.<p> I'm still interested in seeing teh film.

  • April 19, 2007, 9:18 a.m. CST

    The 3 Reasons Why Galactus Will Be A "Cloud"...

    by Graphix67

    #1 Rothman's mind-set on his disdain for ever fully introducing the Sentinels in the X-Men series due to his "comic-book giants are silly" attitude obviously applies to a 30-foot tall cosmic god as well. #2 The hard-core fanboy/comic-book geeks that are intimate with the 1-dimensional drawn characters are the minority. It is the majority of folks that flood the theatre for summer comic-book movie blockbusters that are NOT as intimate with the characters. Therefore, they could care less if this "Galactus" threat is a cosmic-cloud or a giant in a purple-and-pink body armor. #3 Budget, budget, budget... Obviously, the Surfer is the focus for the special-effects this time around. And it's a HELL of alot cheaper to have the CGI-Department crank out a big cloud with a James Earl Jones-like voice-over than it is to create a believable 30-foot tall Space-God with freakin' eye-beams coming out of his helmet.

  • April 19, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST

    For the record

    by Movietool

    I said I wouldn't see FF in the Theatres, and I didn't. When I finally caught it on cable - it was as horrible as I predicted - Although I was pleased that they pretty much nailed the Johnny Storm/Thing relationship. Other that that? Awful through and through.

  • April 19, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Huge cloud with nipples

    by TimBenzedrine

    And gigantic GALACTATING breasts.

  • April 19, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST

    There were movies that couldnt be made in the past

    by emeraldboy

    because the technology wasnt there. I think that there is a lot tehno-snobbery on this site. or at least cgi-snobbery. Hollywood has found out the hard way that, cutting back on the old style effects was a mistake. Once this galactacus was revealed as a cloud. The hard core fans turned on the movie. But i suspect the real reason why there is no giant robot is Fox dont want to compete with Transformers. once they heard and saw the robot designs they scrapped theirs. Hence the cloud and seeing as no on on the talkbacks seems to care or know anything film production. A cloud is cheaper to do. Becuase i tend to ignore the haters. I will see this film anyway. That was the lesson the learnt from titanic. One more thing. Remember Fight Club. Here is one thing you didnt know. That movie went into production behind murdoch's back. He heard rumours about it. But this was still a film which was being shot under tight secrecy. Murdoch knew nothing about the film. The film was made and handed to execs, Murdoch came of course as the owner. And was enraged by what he saw. The ramification of Fight Club was the hiring of Tom Rothman. Rothman has the ear of Murdoch. Murdoch has a view of that 20th Fox is a family company and should make family orientated films and after Afer all news corp is a Family run company. Futurama and the simpsons have in the past been the victims of this kind of thinking. The simpsons is Murdoch's biggest cash cow

  • April 19, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Here, here

    by emeraldboy

    ganymede 2010. I am all for peoples opinions but this contanstant whining is getting repeitive. Gett off your asses, starting making your own movies. What a bunch of whiners.......

  • April 19, 2007, 10:27 a.m. CST

    ah yes...the FF is 'real' world....

    by just pillow talk

    Guy who turns into an orange rock...guy who stretches..guy who turns into flames and can fly...hot chick who can't act but turns invisible, silver dude from space on a board who can fly...those exist in the 'real' world, scientifically of course, but a giant purple guy can't? Come on now...lots of talkbackers have conceded that Galactus can appear as something else, but a cloud (if true) is very weak. I think the transformers shouldn't be robots but clouds because having big robots running around on Earth is just plain stupid.

  • April 19, 2007, 10:29 a.m. CST

    The only thing worse than whiney fanboys

    by TimBenzedrine

    are oversensitive geeks that feel the need to post "Shut the Fuck Up","Wait'til You See It!", "You'll be first in Line!"etc., etc. Stop taking it all so seriously,there're just MOVIES guys,some of you sound like you're about to snap and go on a killing rampage of your own. Chill out, wash the sand out of your vagina, and try to put things in perspective. Relax, it's AICN, we're just havin' a laugh...

  • April 19, 2007, 10:31 a.m. CST

    tsunamis are worse than whiney fanboys..

    by just pillow talk

    and overzealous geeks.

  • April 19, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Why even call a cloud "Galactus" then?

    by kahveisteyen

    If I didn't want cheesy looking bad giant guy in a movie, why should I even be interested in a cheesy movie (that's Fantastic Four of course). The studios just want our monkey to wear a suit and look serious in it.

  • April 19, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    NEW GALACTUS INFORMATION LEAKED!

    by Raschied

    The voice of Galactus will be none other than Voldemar H. Brakley Guerta!! Excelsior!!

  • April 19, 2007, 11:29 a.m. CST

    2 cents from a whiney fanboy:

    by TimBenzedrine

    Granted: It's not always possible to make a literal translation from most comic book stories. However, some things are simply part of that comic book's universe and should not be tampered with, no matter how cool some comic hating screenwriter thinks their new idea is. Sometimes you get something acceptable like non-spandex wearing X-Men or organic webshooters, but too often these new additions are about as useful as nipples on a batsuit. So, should Galactus be a thousand foot giant in space EXACTLY the way Kirby drew him? Probably not. So, should he be a big angry cloud instead? No, because it's not the character. Is it possible to find something acceptable in between? I don't see why not. Can I stop asking and answering my own questions? Yes, I can , and I will do so right now.

  • April 19, 2007, 11:58 a.m. CST

    WTF

    by Billy Billy Jump

    "Wash the sand out of your vagina." :D

  • April 19, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    MORI......

    by moobit

    Did you know about this supposedly "official response"? http://tinyurl.com/234xv4 The film's still prob. gonna be a steaming pile of horse turd, and they neither confirm or deny Galactus' final "form", but Fishburne as the Surfer is cool...Sorry if this is "old news"... :-)

  • April 19, 2007, 1:53 p.m. CST

    The news on Dark Horizons...

    by Bones

    I would not be suprised if he is not a dissembodied Cloud--but a cloud that is in the form of Galactus's head... kind of a translucent spirit head

  • April 19, 2007, 2:19 p.m. CST

    comic books are not

    by emeraldboy

    some kind of precious text. saying that they are things should not be tampered with gives them that kind of aura. if you think that Artistic licence doesnt or should not apply to comic books, i think is ridiculous. not everyone read comic books. Murdoch runs his business in a family way. This means that, despite the horror of fans, the orders came down from on high to humanize doom. That is the truth. I saw a superb documentary about Murdoch. This is how I know all this. Murdoch is not an editor but nothing gets done without his say so. So after the fight club mess he literally will veto the look of a film. After titanic he ordered all studio finances to be curbed regarding Blockbusters. That is the way He does things.

  • April 19, 2007, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Sure, gany, if you have zero imagination.

    by superninja

    Like most filmmakers these days. The rest of us however would like the giant cosmic singularity standing in the middle of NYC, thanks.

  • April 19, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    emeraldboy, whatever. When one of these filmmakers

    by superninja

    improves on the comic books, you'll know because it will make insane amounts of money.

  • April 19, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Hey, the technology is there now and guess what?

    by superninja

    They are still not making those kinds of movies. They are making "realistic" superhero films. What a friggin' joke.

  • April 19, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Not really, anchorite, it's called editing. Have you

    by superninja

    looked at the videogame cut scenes? They get the overall scale which is the most important thing in my opinion. So I'd do that and then I'd focus really closely in on the eyes, mouth, hand, etc. so you only really get a good look at the overall costume except from the distance. I say it could be quite cool. And I would give him Kirby craggle face like Darkseid and glowing eyes to make him appear more alien. You need him as a tangible presence if you are going to tell a story in which the whole purpose is to get Galactus to pay attention to you so as to not destroy you. Maybe they aren't telling that story, but if they're not, they're idiots.

  • April 19, 2007, 3:14 p.m. CST

    ...gany...

    by MarkoOhNo

    ...So annoyingly repetitive. If Godzilla 1998 were coming out right now, you'd be saying, "Shut the fuck up you whiny fanboys! It's a giant lizard walking through a city! What more do you want?? If there had been a fantasy element to the movie it would've just looked silly on the big screen!" (Except, of course, most of that would have been misspelled and missing punctuation and some capitalization.) How long were you living under that rock? What kind of moron thinks that fantastic imagery looks "silly" on film? You would probably think that a movie with a 30' tall flaming shadow-demon, wielding a flaming whip would look silly on screen and such a film would bomb, huh? You'd never imagine such a film doing well, much less earning Oscars like Fellowship of the Ring did.

  • April 19, 2007, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Galuctus Could Be a Giant Machine

    by kevinwillis.net

    With lots of Detatchable Earth Destroying Machines that Begin Destroying Earth . . . Sort of like Fantastic Four meets Matrix Reloaded/Revolutions meets Star Trek: The Motion Picture. But without the energy cloud.

  • April 19, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST

    optimism?

    by siralex

    the only reason i wanted to watch this movie after the mess that was the first was because ive always wanted to see the surfer and galactus on screen. knowing it sucks, ill still go watch it, just because of silver surfer (i mean, its only seven bucks people). but the comic book geek in me sees a lining to the dark.. nevermind. anyway, since there is a 3rd one coming out, maybe this is the best way to represent his coming. and then we get a 21 century larger than life galactus in the 3rd one? and for those that talk about the believability of a being such as galactus, well im a practicing, catholic, and even i have my doubts that i believe god exists. but i believe in him. galactus is the most powerful single being in the marvel universe. kirby intended him to be a god. or at least near omnipotent. and why are we even talking about believability in a movie that has a man that can turn into fire?

  • April 19, 2007, 6:25 p.m. CST

    A Cloud Is Significantly More Realistic Than A Giant.

    by Buzz Maverik

    After all, the rock guy, the invisible chick, the fire guy and the rubber guy can't be expected to battle something we can't believe. There are no giants. There are clouds. And many clouds have silver-coated locals policing the breaks for 'em.

  • April 19, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    At least a cloud can't have female genitals.

    by Optimus Murphy

    Or so we think.

  • April 19, 2007, 8:14 p.m. CST

    It's a bitter pill that people who came up with these

    by superninja

    characters and ideas have about 1,000x more creativity than any of the "talent" involved here.

  • April 19, 2007, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Umm...this rumor was debunked

    by jediknight1701

    Hey guys, this rumor was reported on Atack of the Show today as debunked. It was on their news scroll. I can't quote it word for word but they producers say that "fans will be well pleased" I hope that means that we will get the "Kirbyish" design that we are hoping for. Why does G4 have this news and this site doesn't yet?

  • April 19, 2007, 9:37 p.m. CST

    It ain't Marvels fault...entirely

    by elric666

    When the properties revert back to Marvel I'm sure they'll probably reboot all of the franchises cept for spiderman, save for new actors. To all of the Naysayers about having the comic book Galactus, a real director would take the essence of the character and make it kewl as hell, and not an F'ing cloud either. Do you realize the source material here? Comic books. Have fun, cut loose with some uber I-M-A-G-I-N-A-T-I-O-N!!! With the cgi technology we have today, he could bring down the house with his presence...in the hands of a real director. Let's have the real Doc Doom and a CGI nasty assed Thing too. Fox went cheap on what could have been the next awesome look forward too franchise...but they dropped the ball and pissed down their legs due to lack of the aforementioned imagination. Sorry, not even bringing in SS will save this crapfest. (Funny how a cute little family picture called 'The Incredibles' totally kicks FF's ass) It's suxxors saying all this cuz I grew up on FF. Sad...what could have been, man.

  • April 19, 2007, 9:40 p.m. CST

    ATTACK OF THE SHOW isn't exactly brilliant journalism..

    by Bob Cryptonight

    I don't know how much I would trust that prune-faced kid or the hot chick. That show has changed so much since it's start...the producers must be schizophrenic!

  • April 20, 2007, 12:38 a.m. CST

    No, it said fans of rain clouds will be pleased

    by INWOsuxRED

    Actually I don't know what it said, but I said "G4 fucking sucks, bring back 'CALL FOR HELP' with the chubby guy and the girl who accidentally posted her boobs on the internet".

  • April 20, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Optimus Murphy

    by MarkoOhNo

    No, I've seen female genitalia in the clouds before. I've also seen them in ink blots, but that could mean there's something wrong with me. lol

  • April 20, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Concerning Unrealistic giants

    by WillPfilm

    Check out the really cool (but Brief) Cinematic on Ultimate Alliance, where galactus stolls through a destroyed planet, and tell me that doesn't rock ass so hard

  • April 21, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Atttack of the show

    by Greased Deaf Guy

    isn't the only thing that's changed...I don't even recognize g4 anymore. it's pulled an mtv showing shows that don't have anything to do with their namesakes. hell even tvland is showing feature films these days.

  • April 24, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Supreme Anger Consumes Me

    by Mr_MovieGoer

    I just had to start an account with AICN just so I can voice my moral outrage for what I just read. Marvel....what can I say? STOP F%@#&#G UP OUR FAVORITE MARVEL CHARACTERS!!! I accepted HULK as a mistake you guys made, and X-Men The Last Stand doesnt count as a Marvel film as far as I'm concerned...it didn't happen. The spoilers I heard about Spider-Man 3 are disappointing but forgivable. But if Galactus really will be a cloud, then I am wiping my hands of Marvel as of then. There's no hope anymore. It's a sure sign that Marvel doesn't care that much about pleasing their die-hard fanbase who make up the majority of the film revenue for most films. Galactus...a f____ing cloud. Im so mad my heart hurts.

  • April 26, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST

    WillPfilm is on the money RE: Ultimate Alliance

    by Cletus Van Damme

    That Galactus cinematic will make your guts run cowardly from your anus! The cloud is such a cop-out.

  • April 29, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Still pissed...

    by The Eskimo

    ....that the Thing is the shortest one of the four. Now it is no suprise that they go with this rain cloud care-bear bullshit. Even if old purple head is not feasable for the big screen, at least the traditional outline with the horns (or whatever) on his helmet should be seen through the mist or something. One can only hope this is just a bs rumor.

  • June 11, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Galactus as a talking carrot

    by jjcane

    ...Why not? Lost in Space did it..and it was awesome! Seriously, I think I would prefer a talking carrot to a cloud. The carrot is THE shit, man. A cloud...is just...a cloud. Mucho Lameo dude. Get Galactus right, or gimme a carrot.

  • June 17, 2007, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Leave Tom alone

    by Schih Thayde

    At least he has a job, you fairies.

  • June 18, 2007, 3:45 p.m. CST

    a job?

    by jjcane

    Not for long I'll bet........ you jerk.

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