Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has said multiple times that it would be a few years before the studio would bring the recently acquired X-Men/Fantastic Four would appear in the MCU, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t planning things out.
According to Geeks WorldWide, Marvel Studios is in the very early stages of development on a stand-alone Silver Surfer movie.
Things are early, so not much is known on the project beyond that its in the works. However, Adam McKay (Vice) has expressed interest in the past in directing a Silver Surfer film.
“Silver Surfer is the one I want to do, man. I would do anything to do Silver Surfer because, visually, you could do what the Wachowskis did with Speed Racer with the Silver Surfer,” McKay said. “At the same time, there’s a great emotional story in there, man, where Norrin Radd [Silver Surfer] has to make the choice to save his planet. That would be the one, but I think Fox owns the rights … .”
Feige has said in the past that the cosmos are the next place to be explored in the MCU, and with Eternals in development, and Gurdians of the Galaxy are already a cosmic success, it is not shocking that the studio has big plans for the character. It could also be a good way to introduce Fantastic Four, and possibly the next big bad villain Galactus.
Silver Surfer, AKA Norrin Radd, was created by Disney Legend Jack Kirby, and made his first appearance in Fantastic Four #48 in 1966. His appearance marked the introduction of the Galactus mythos, with Silver Surfer as one of his Heralds. He then went on to become a major part of the Marvel universe, assisting the Fantastic Four, Thor, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and joining the original Defenders. His first and only live-action appearance was in 2007’s ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,’ played by Doug Jones and voiced by Laurence Fishburne.