A new rumor has surfaced that Marvel Studios is developing a Silver Surfer movie. With Disney’s devouring of 21st Century Fox, a Silver Surfer movie could very well be back on the menu.
The character was previously portrayed by Doug Jones and voiced by Laurence Fishburne in 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. In early 2018, Brian K. Vaughan was tapped as a screenwriter for a Silver Surfer movie.
Director Adam McKay expressed interest in the character in 2018.
“Silver Surfer is the one I want to do, man. I would do anything to do Silver Surfer because, visually, you could do what the Wachowskis did with Speed Racer with the Silver Surfer,” McKay said. “At the same time, there’s a great emotional story in there, man, where Norrin Radd [Silver Surfer] has to make the choice to save his planet. That would be the one, but I think Fox owns the rights … .”
Silver Surfer, created by Jack Kirby, first appeared in 1966’s Fantastic Four #48. He is a humanoid alien with metallic skin who can travel through space with the aid of his surfboard-like craft. Originally a young astronomer named Norrin Radd on the planet Zenn-La, he saved his homeworld from the planet devourer, Galactus, by serving as his herald. Imbued in return with a tiny portion of Galactus’s Power Cosmic, Radd acquired vast power, a new body and a surfboard-like craft on which he could travel faster than light. Now known as the Silver Surfer, Radd roams the cosmos searching for planets for Galactus to consume.