Reports of the Silver Surfer’s Death Greatly Exaggerated

silver-surfer-spinoffSomehow, an interview Collider conducted with J. Michael Straczynski got contorted into reports that the Silver Surfer spinoff was effectively dead. Something was clearly lost in the translation since Straczynski took the time to e-mail IGN in order to clear up any confusion on the issue.

When I was asked about the Silver Surfer script, I responded about the one I’d written around the time that FF2 was launched, and was designed to pick up where that one left off.

When FF2 didn’t do as well as hoped for, that script was set aside, but that has NOTHING to do with the Silver Surfer script that is NOW under development at Fox with other folks. As far as I know, that is proceeding apace. So the hysteria that’s gripped the nets about ‘ohmygod the Surfer movie is dead!’ is not correct, as I was again referring to only that one specific script tied into FF2, NOT what’s being done now.

Straczynski’s version sounded like more of a departure from the Fantastic Four films, although with the beating that both movies have taken, they’ll probably take their time in order to ensure that the Silver Surfer origin story is much more palatable than either Fantastic Four ever was. That probably means something that is totally stand-alone. Whatever they decide, it sounds like they were are committed to making it a reality.

The Silver Surfer will rise again...maybe...in time

The Silver Surfer will rise again...maybe...in time



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  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Sooo if this is like “Deadpool” and not tied to where it originally came from, can we get a new Galactus? I mean Surfer’s origin goes hand in hand with the devourer of worlds. He sacrificed his freedom to save his planet. I say if we’re going to make him big we gotta drop the skirt. I didn’t really hate the one from FF2 as that was NO cloud. It was a planet eating twister and as far as I’m concerned the real Galactus was inside (you can see his outline when Surfer confronts him within the twister) But NEways another thing is that the Surfer is essentially the villain, dooming planets as he travels. Unless the do the origin to open and skip to his banishment, and then have him fight someone like Thanos or Terax.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Sooo if this is like “Deadpool” and not tied to where it originally came from, can we get a new Galactus? I mean Surfer’s origin goes hand in hand with the devourer of worlds. He sacrificed his freedom to save his planet. I say if we’re going to make him big we gotta drop the skirt. I didn’t really hate the one from FF2 as that was NO cloud. It was a planet eating twister and as far as I’m concerned the real Galactus was inside (you can see his outline when Surfer confronts him within the twister) But NEways another thing is that the Surfer is essentially the villain, dooming planets as he travels. Unless the do the origin to open and skip to his banishment, and then have him fight someone like Thanos or Terax.

  • Dedpool

    Sooo if this is like “Deadpool” and not tied to where it originally came from, can we get a new Galactus? I mean Surfer’s origin goes hand in hand with the devourer of worlds. He sacrificed his freedom to save his planet. I say if we’re going to make him big we gotta drop the skirt. I didn’t really hate the one from FF2 as that was NO cloud. It was a planet eating twister and as far as I’m concerned the real Galactus was inside (you can see his outline when Surfer confronts him within the twister) But NEways another thing is that the Surfer is essentially the villain, dooming planets as he travels. Unless the do the origin to open and skip to his banishment, and then have him fight someone like Thanos or Terax.

  • http://twitter.com/genreaddict Genre Addict

    I’m hoping the film will include the backstory of his origin but not be an origin story. I also share the view that an epic film with the Surfer up against Thanos would be awesome. Whatever they do, my only hope is that they don’t make the Silver Surfer like Superman, where his enemies simply aren’t powerful enough to make it dangerous for him. Thanos ftw.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Exactly what I was saying. An origin story essentially makes him a villain. So lets do the stuff of him redeeming himself. And there are definitely good enemies for him like Firelord (as new herald of Galactus), or as I said Terrax or even Morgue (all former heralds). And I agree with the Superman thing.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Exactly what I was saying. An origin story essentially makes him a villain. So lets do the stuff of him redeeming himself. And there are definitely good enemies for him like Firelord (as new herald of Galactus), or as I said Terrax or even Morgue (all former heralds). And I agree with the Superman thing.

  • http://twitter.com/genreaddict Genre Addict

    I’m hoping the film will include the backstory of his origin but not be an origin story. I also share the view that an epic film with the Surfer up against Thanos would be awesome. Whatever they do, my only hope is that they don’t make the Silver Surfer like Superman, where his enemies simply aren’t powerful enough to make it dangerous for him. Thanos ftw.

  • http://www.silversurferfilm.com Darren Albert

    I’m hoping the film will include the backstory of his origin but not be an origin story. I also share the view that an epic film with the Surfer up against Thanos would be awesome. Whatever they do, my only hope is that they don’t make the Silver Surfer like Superman, where his enemies simply aren’t powerful enough to make it dangerous for him. Thanos ftw.

    • Dedpool

      Exactly what I was saying. An origin story essentially makes him a villain. So lets do the stuff of him redeeming himself. And there are definitely good enemies for him like Firelord (as new herald of Galactus), or as I said Terrax or even Morgue (all former heralds). And I agree with the Superman thing.