It seems Ioan Gruffudd (above, second from left) got in trouble with 20th Century Fox a while back for saying that Galactus wasn’t part of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, the sequel to 2005’s $330 million-grossing worldwide comic book superhero hit.
Since then, however, director Tim Story has more or less confirmed that the appearance of fan favorite Galactus would come in the third act, feeding into a storyline for a potential third film in the series. Still, during interviews for the forthcoming The TV Set, from writer-director Jake Kasdan, the charming, easygoing Gruffudd isn’t taking too many chances, and he’s clearly having to fight the impulse of sharing more. “Yes, yes, yes,” he says with a smile, responding to the scenario as laid out above. “And I’ll add that whatever Tim says is correct.”
Gruffudd does offer that the cast is doing two or three days of re-shoots on the film this weekend, but it’s less work than on the first movie, which he says is “a good sign. And in this film I’m more masculine and in control… I’m not floundering about.”
And are the re-shoots in Los Angeles or do they involve outdoor location work up north in Vancouver? Gruffudd almost answers, then catches himself, and shakes a finger disapprovingly. “You’ll be there with your bloody camera, won’t you, looking for Galactus!”