Silver Surfer may be coming to Disney Plus – even before the upcoming Fantastic Four movie arrives in 2024.
At least, this is a rumor on an entertainment news site cosmic circus (Opens in a new tab)which claims that a Silver Surfer TV special could make its way to Disney Plus sooner rather than later.
For those who don’t remember, or would prefer to forget, the metal-bodied messenger appeared in 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and generally appears when heralding the arrival of Galactus – a giant world-devouring entity, next to whom Thanos will seem no bigger than his thumb.
We saw Galactus briefly in Fox’s 2007 movie, although there is no mention of the character, or Silver Surfer, in the MCU yet.
However, we’d love to see Silver Surfer revisited in the fun Marvel format – and we know the company is moving forward with more “presentations” that help introduce or highlight characters while avoiding the lengthy work and expense that 10 episodes of TV series and three-month feature films would require. hours.
We’re already getting a holiday special for Guardians of the Galaxy later this year, and Cosmic Circus has suggested we’ll see a similarly executed, mysterious Silver Surfer project appear on Disney’s streaming platform.
It would make sense to do the same for Silver Surfer, especially given the poor critical response to the last movie in which the character appeared.
Silver Surfer at Disney Plus: will it happen?
This seems like a weak rumor so far, but seems likely in the context of the MCU. We know that since Disney acquired Fox in 2019, the combined companies have had big ambitions for the previously (potentially) Fox-owned IP. X-Men link at the end of Mrs. Marvel It shows another path for some Fox’s IP address to link to the MCU as well).
We already have a Fantastic Four movie confirmed for 2024, and the Silver Surfer special would be a good way to prepare this movie’s story before a theatrical release — especially if Galactus is set up as the next bad movie for the MCU.
Currently, that position passes to Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors (The Harder They Fall), who is set to be the focus of the upcoming Avengers movie, The Kang Dynasty, which comes out in 2025.
But Marvel could start planting villains later on in the years leading up to Avengers 5’s release. With so many movies, TV shows, and specials dropping every year, there are countless threads to start weaving together.
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