Since the debut of Werewolf By Night earlier this month, there have been many rumblings about how Marvel Studios will continue to implement Special Presentations into its Cinematic Universe.
Does it mean we’d get less 6-episode series and more contained spin-offs? Last week, we reported on a rumor about that previously reported NOVA project being developed as a Special Presentation. But if the recent developments on Armor Wars or Blade have taught us all anything, it’s that things Marvel can change their plans at any time.
As strange as it sounds, all of those facts have a lot to do with the latest rumor making its way around the internet about the fan-favorite Marvel Comics character Silver Surfer. According to The Cosmic Circus, Marvel is currently planning to introduce the character via a Special Presentation.
Now, the site alleges that the story will be super self-contained and that the character will not interact with any previously established cosmic characters. It also says that Netflix’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman is a source of inspiration for the project’s aesthetic. Finally, they say that Marvel Studios has one particular demand about the series: it has to release before February 14, 2025 a.k.a the day the next Fantastic Four film hits theaters.
You don’t have to be a super-genius or a major comic book fan to understand that the character and/or his master, Galactus, will play some sort of role in the Fantastic Four’s film and (by default) the cosmic future of the MCU.
Considering how much else is going on in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the moment, the news – if true – is a bit overwhelming. Keeping in mind that the Special would also come out in between the next two Avengers films, it’s hard to figure where the Surfer might fit in and if/how Kang will also tie in to the story.
For those unfamiliar with the Silver Surfer’s story, he was originally a young astronomer named Norrin Radd on the planet Zenn-La. When Galactus came to devour his planet, he offered to serve as his herald to save his people. In return, Galactus imbued Radd with some of his own cosmic power, and the man transformed into a humanoid alien with metallic skin. While he eventually breaks free from Galactus’ control, he follows Galactus around the cosmos on a surfboard-like craft and helps him feed.
The character had a short-lived animated series on FOX in 1998, which is actually available to stream in its entirety on Disney+. He’s only appeared once on the big screen in 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Now, as always, because this story has yet to be Marvel Studios or any other major trade we urge you to take it with a grain of salt.
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SOURCE: The Cosmic Circus