The last time that he appeared in a movie was The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. It was pretty bad. While Laurence Fishburne and Doug Jones gave a wonderful performance as the character, he was stuck in a terrible movie that wasted his potential. Marvel Studios seems to want to rectify that by giving the character his very own movie. Further expanding the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It might seem odd to give Silver Surfer his own movie to those unfamiliar with the character, but they’ve actually led multiple comics and even had their own cartoon show. The character has more than enough material and history to have his own movie. Also, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard of him getting a movie of his own either. Ant-Man co-writer Adam McKay (Vice, The Big Short) even expressed interest in directing a movie about the character.
Rumors last month about Marvel Studios wanting to integrate Galactus and Tyrant into the universe make a lot more sense with the prospect of a Silver Surfer movie. They could potentially be the villains.
How do you feel about Silver Surfer getting his own movie? What story do you think they’ll tell with the character?