20th Century Fox must be expecting Fantastic Four 2 to make some big bucks this weekend. The bad reviews couldn’t stop the first film from selling tickets, and it seems like the studio believes they have another box office winner. The LA Times is reporting that Fox has already put a feature spinoff starring The Silver Surfer into development. According to the story, Babylon 5 scribe J. Michael Straczynski is already hard at work crafting the screenplay.
But will The Silver Surfer be able to carry a whole movie by himself? His character is certainly interesting enough (more interesting than Fantastic Four at least), and I’m more than confident in Straczynski. But I’m not quite sure that the public is ready for a comic book film where the hero is completely computer generated.
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This new outside banner for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer has been posted on the international website for the film. The Torch/Silver Surfer battle/chase sequence seems to be what everyone who has seen the trailer is most taken with. If you ask me, they should also promote the film with this banner in the states. Click on the image above to enlarge.
I hate to admit this, BUT the new new movie trailer for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is actually pretty badass. Am I wrong? Could this movie actually be good? Sure, the first film was pure crap, but most everyone knew that going in. This new trailer actually shows A LOT of promise.
The trailer, which will premiere theatrically before Spider-Man 3, is now available on Apple.com in High Definition (which we highly reccomend), or below in streamable flash format.
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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer hits theaters on June 15th 2007.
Last week AICN reported that Laurence Fishburne would voice Galactus in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. They were WRONG! Fishburne will instead voice the Silver Surfer, who is played by Doug Jones.
The Surfer, who first appeared in 1966, was a young astronomer named Norrin Radd of the planet Zenn-La. Radd agreed to serve as herald to the god-like entity, Galactus, in order to save Zenn-La from the world devourer’s insatiable hunger. Granted enormous powers , a silvery appearance and a surfboard-like vehicle – all of which were modeled after a childhood fantasy of Radd, the Silver Surfer roamed the cosmos, searching for new planets for Galactus to consume. In the new film, the Fantastic Four will square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus. Galactus has consumed countless planets, resulting in the elimination of entire extra-terrestrial civilizations.
I always imagined the Silver Surfer would sound more like the traditional surfer (think Keanu Reeves) than Fishburne. But my knowledge of the character is pretty limited.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer will hit theaters on June 15th 2007.
UPDATE: Laurence Fishburne to Voice The Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four 2
AICN reports that Laurence Fishburne will voice Galactus in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Fishburne’s powerful booming voice makes a perfect fit, atleast in theory. In the new film, the Fantastic Four will square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus. Galactus has consumed countless planets, resulting in the elimination of entire extra-terrestrial civilizations. The movie will hit theaters on June 15th 2007.
“Everywhere this thing goes, eight days later the planet dies.”
“How do you fight something that can eat planets?”
“Leave that to me!”
The first television spot for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is now available for your viewing pleasure.
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One of the new posters revealed at the New York Comic-Con was for Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
The poster, pictured right, shows an approaching Silver Surfer with the title RISE. As always, left click for to see a higher resolution version. Looks pretty spiffy but is it just me or do these character posters remind you of those cheesy made for children posters they sell at Walmart.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer will surf it’s way into theaters on June 15th 2007.