The Silver Surfer graced the big screen with the 2007 release of Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, with the Sentinel of the Spaceways played by Doug Jones and voiced by Laurence Fishburne.
For some fans, the movie left a lot on the table - especially the Galactus appearance, but I still dug seeing the Silver Surfer taking to the skies.
Now while promoting his upcoming appearance in Beverly Hills, next Tuesday, Stan Lee tells SyFy he wants a new Silver Surfer movie!
"He’s the one I want to see more,” Lee said. “He’s the most philosophical of all the characters I’ve ever worked on. And I have an idea for my cameo in that one!”
Jack Kirby created the Silver Sufer back in 1966 with the character first appearing in Fantastic Four #48--unbeknownst to the writer Stan Lee.
The Silver Surfer debuted as an unplanned addition to the superhero-team comic Fantastic Four #48 (March 1966). The comic's writer-editor, Stan Lee, and its penciller and co-plotter, Jack Kirby, had, by the mid-1960s, developed a collaborative technique known as the "Marvel Method": the two would discuss story ideas, Kirby working from a brief synopsis to draw the individual scenes and plot details, with Lee finally adding the dialogue and captions. When Kirby turned in his pencil art for the story, he included a new character he and Lee had not discussed. As Lee recalled in 1995, "There, in the middle of the story we had so carefully worked out, was a nut on some sort of flying surfboard". He later expanded on this, recalling, "I thought, 'Jack, this time you've gone too far'". Kirby explained that the story's agreed-upon antagonist, a god-like cosmic predator of planets named Galactus, should have some sort of herald, and that he created the surfboard "because I'm tired of drawing spaceships!" Taken by the noble features of the new character, who turned on his master to help defend Earth, Lee overcame his initial skepticism and began adding characterization. The Silver Surfer soon became a key part of the unfolding story.
Following the Surfer's debut, Lee and Kirby brought him back as a recurring guest in Fantastic Four #55–61, 72, and 74–77 (ranging Oct. 1966 – Aug. 1968). The character made his solo debut in the backup story of Fantastic Four Annual #5 (Nov. 1967).
Stan Lee will be honored next Tuesday at the Extraordinary: Stan Lee.
Regarding a new Silver Surfer movie, Fox Studios currently owns the film rights, and Silver Surfer was even said to be part of an early script of the most recent Fantastic Four movie; however, the budget was said to be too large so they scrapped it.