There’s a rumor being spread around the internet about Galactus in the MCU that I’ve had people ask me about, and sadly it’s not true at all. It’s nothing more than a bogus piece of information being spread around on a message board and in reality there’s no way it fits with what’s really going on.
The rumor says that Fox and Disney made some kind of secret deal “behind closed doors” to allow Silver Surfer and Galactus in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And the other part of the rumor says they’ll show up in Avengers 4. That’s not true at all.
In fact, Fox is still planning their own Silver Surfer movie. None of their plans changed much with the Disney purchase, and if anything the Disney deal is pushing them to put as many movies in production they can before it closes next summer. That’s why you’re probably going to see both Gambit and X-Force begin production this fall.
None of the Fox characters will show up in the MCU for years, and if you don’t believe me Kevin Feige said so himself to The Playlist back in April:
“No, because any of that deal would take a while to get going and years from whenever and if ever it happens. So, certainly it won’t impact the five movies we’ve announced, and it probably wouldn’t impact anything for a handful of years after that. Because really, we’re not thinking about that. We’re thinking of delivering on what we promised. Any movie, especially for any characters we don’t have the rights to yet until someone tells us we do, would be even further after that.”
People on internet message boards really need to understand that. Every week there seems to be another bogus rumor about Fox characters secretly being added to MCU movies in production, when Feige himself says that won’t be happening for a very long time.
There will apparently be a new cosmic character showing up in Avengers 4, as Jim Starlin was recently hinting at that, but it’ll be a character Marvel already owns (and was created by Jim Starlin) and not one of the Fox characters put in by some bogus secret deal that didn’t really happen.