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Nov. 24, 2009by:

Were you excited to see Silver Surfer come to the big screen? However, were you deeply saddened that he had to be in a movie like FANTASTIC FOUR 2?

You are not alone.

J. Michael Straczynski, writer of all things awesome, was asked if his Surfer draft was dead, "What happened was when FF2 didnít do as well as they hoped it would do, it caused them to call into question a Silver Surfer movie. The script that I wrote picked up right where FF2 left off. So if they do a Silver Surfer film down the road, itíll have to be its own separate things." Honestly, they should have done a solo Surfer from the start. There's enough content there for Norrin Radd to get his own film. It really makes me angry because it's an amazing character. There are so many complexities and emotions that get thrown into the mix.

FF2 was definitely a family oriented movie, but was Straczynski's draft for the kiddos? "It was definitely adult fare. I wanted to tell the origin of the Surfer and get into that whole thing." Just as it should have been. I say, start the shit over and let Straczynski do his thing. He's an excellent comic writer as well. He did my favorite Surfer series, Requiem. It was actually meant to coincide with FF2.

After watching FF2, I just felt awful. Bringing Silver Surfer in was supposed to make the movie epic, at least that's how I felt about it. Anyway, I'll stop bitching. Hopefully the draft Straczynski did will get a fair chance at some point.

Extra Tidbit: When I first heard the Silver Surfer speak I was like, 'Morpheus?' It's hard to not make the connection, especially since it is Laurence Fishburne. It would have been hilarious if he would have used the voice he did for Ike Turner in WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT.
Source: Collider

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3:09AM on 11/30/2009
there are so many iconic characters being held hostage at FOX STUDIOS, i cant wait untill someone with some smarts runs that place... this is afterall the studio that once gave us FIGHT CLUB and STAR WARS
there are so many iconic characters being held hostage at FOX STUDIOS, i cant wait untill someone with some smarts runs that place... this is afterall the studio that once gave us FIGHT CLUB and STAR WARS
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3:07AM on 11/30/2009
there are so many iconic characters being held hostage at FOX STUDIOS, i cant wait untill someone with some smarts runs that place... this is afterall the studio that once gave us FIGHT CLUB and STAR WARS
there are so many iconic characters being held hostage at FOX STUDIOS, i cant wait untill someone with some smarts runs that place... this is afterall the studio that once gave us FIGHT CLUB and STAR WARS
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7:11PM on 11/28/2009

Hey Fox!!!

Put the franchise down and back away slowly.
Put the franchise down and back away slowly.
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2:25PM on 11/28/2009
Do we really need to see the same stuff redone over and over? Wolverine, FF, now Surfer. How many times can you reboot something within 3 years of it's release.

I'm not standing up for the way they butchered the Silver Surfer in the Fantastic Four so hear me out. I'm just saying that a reboot of the silver surfer so soon (when people already remember his shitty FF2 appearance) is a mistake. The Incredible Hulk should have done much better at the box office but it didn't.. because people
Do we really need to see the same stuff redone over and over? Wolverine, FF, now Surfer. How many times can you reboot something within 3 years of it's release.

I'm not standing up for the way they butchered the Silver Surfer in the Fantastic Four so hear me out. I'm just saying that a reboot of the silver surfer so soon (when people already remember his shitty FF2 appearance) is a mistake. The Incredible Hulk should have done much better at the box office but it didn't.. because people still had the taste of Ang Lee's Hulk in their mouth.
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7:07PM on 11/26/2009
Sounds intriguing, but the way they treated the Silver Surfer in the past was horrendous.

But as long as they give the character some "character", and they don't treat Galactus like a fucking cloud again, I'll be happy.
Sounds intriguing, but the way they treated the Silver Surfer in the past was horrendous.

But as long as they give the character some "character", and they don't treat Galactus like a fucking cloud again, I'll be happy.
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1:23PM on 11/25/2009

seriously

SS had nothing to do with the FF2 movie sucking monkey balls. As a matter of fact he was one of the few good things about it. Bring it on bitches!
SS had nothing to do with the FF2 movie sucking monkey balls. As a matter of fact he was one of the few good things about it. Bring it on bitches!
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4:24AM on 11/25/2009
srsly after ff2 fox should just not bother.
i know i wont.
srsly after ff2 fox should just not bother.
i know i wont.
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2:48AM on 11/25/2009
this time they need to do it right. the whole "take away his bored and he is weak" thing was totally stupid. this is the guy who could demolish superman. make it proper and awesome and i will be interested.
this time they need to do it right. the whole "take away his bored and he is weak" thing was totally stupid. this is the guy who could demolish superman. make it proper and awesome and i will be interested.
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12:35AM on 11/25/2009

rrrrrrrriiiiiiiiight

I think they need to remake FF.And start SS off in his own film and have them meet in one of the films.Like do a FF movie...then a SS....and then do a FF/SS movie where ss becomes free of galactus after coming to earth and fighting the FF.But do it right.
I think they need to remake FF.And start SS off in his own film and have them meet in one of the films.Like do a FF movie...then a SS....and then do a FF/SS movie where ss becomes free of galactus after coming to earth and fighting the FF.But do it right.
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11:01PM on 11/24/2009

He needs his own epic film.

I can't help but imagine what wonders Pixar could do with The Silver Surfer. I would LOVE for that to happen. Yet I know, it's just crazy wishful thinking.
I can't help but imagine what wonders Pixar could do with The Silver Surfer. I would LOVE for that to happen. Yet I know, it's just crazy wishful thinking.
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3:09AM on 11/30/2009
its not that wishful, Disney did buy MARVEL
its not that wishful, Disney did buy MARVEL
10:34PM on 11/24/2009
I'd be more excited to see a silver surfer movie than a lot of other comic book heros getting a film these days. I wish they had started him off in a solo film from the start.
I'd be more excited to see a silver surfer movie than a lot of other comic book heros getting a film these days. I wish they had started him off in a solo film from the start.
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9:47PM on 11/24/2009

YES

Requiem was one of the best things I have ever read, comic book or not! If they based the movie off of just that story it would easily be a best picture contender in my opinion. Its that good.
Requiem was one of the best things I have ever read, comic book or not! If they based the movie off of just that story it would easily be a best picture contender in my opinion. Its that good.
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8:05PM on 11/24/2009

They Could Still Pick Up After FF2

...they should just re-cast everyone though. The film could open telling Surfer's origins, then have his battle with the FF shown via montage, then have Galactus show up (again) in the final act with the FF and SS teaming up. Booyah... you got an epic flick on your hands.
...they should just re-cast everyone though. The film could open telling Surfer's origins, then have his battle with the FF shown via montage, then have Galactus show up (again) in the final act with the FF and SS teaming up. Booyah... you got an epic flick on your hands.
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8:04PM on 11/24/2009
Ya damn FOX ruining FF and silver surfer. I wish this movie would go back to marvel studios, but i doubt FOX would give him up, just like X-men, and daredevil.
Ya damn FOX ruining FF and silver surfer. I wish this movie would go back to marvel studios, but i doubt FOX would give him up, just like X-men, and daredevil.
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