A few years ago before Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer was unleashed upon the world 20th Century Fox were interested in making a Silver Surfer spin-off (Fox love spin-offs), and they hired J. Michael Straczynski to write a script. However after the second FF movie underperformed Fox decided against a third film, and recently we heard that they were rebooting the franchise. So where does that leave the Silver Surfer?
Q: Is your Silver Surfer draft dead?
JMS: What happened was when FF2 didn’t 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, it’ll have to be its own separate things.
Q: Fans thought the tone wasn’t right. Was yours geared at children?
JMS: It was definitely adult fare. I wanted to tell the origin of the Surfer and get into that whole thing.
Michael Green, who co-wrote Green Lantern, is currently writing the script for the Fantastic Four reboot, so it’ll be a few years before we heard back to the FF universe.