Surfer Spin-Off to Give the Origin Story

Like, where'd he buy that surfboard?

by | July 30, 2007 | Comments

If you were among those who found The Silver Surfer the most interesting character (by far) in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, then one screenwriter has good news for you. We could be looking at a Surfer "origin" story for the guy’s spin-off movie.

Screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski told a Comic Con panel that not only will the spin-off contain more of the Surfer (obviously), but also that we’ll all delve into the guy’s origins, motivations, and overall groovy attitude. According to IGN Movies, here’s some of what the scribe had to say: "It picks up right where the FF movie left off and it’s designed to answer the questions that were asked in the movie but really weren’t dealt with there, which [were]: Where did he come from, why did he become the Surfer and what is he doing here now?"

Mr. Straczynski is an old-school TV veteran who has worked on shows as varied as Jake and the Fatman, Babylon 5, Murder She Wrote, Jeremiah, and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. No word yet on if we’ll be seeing a third (Surfer-free) Fantastic Four flick. Or maybe we did get that word and I just forgot.

Source: IGN Movies

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