If you think back to last month, you may recall an online rumor that Galactus would appear in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Surfer as a storm cloud, rather than the helmeted, purple-clad giant we’ve come to love. Producer Avi Arad said we’d “see more than a cloud,” but that didn’t stop fans from wringing their hands.
Then on Tuesday, I posted about the big FF push during the Heroes season finale, and reader Tim Agen commented, “I wonder if the people who were in an uproar over the Galactus cloud are embarassed by their wrongness. Y’all saw the shadow on Saturn, right?”
Despite scanning the commercials again, I didn’t see it. Luckily the folks at Geek Monthly did, and they’ve posted a sequence from the movie that clearly shows a familiar shadow falling across the ringed planet. The helmet, the horns — they’re all there.