January 30, 2015

Terry Crews Moves Sights From LUKE CAGE To Fox's SILVER SURFER

During an Q&A on Reddit's AMA actor Terry Crews got a chance to answer fan questions about his career and his future. Of course Luke Cage was brought-up as the actor was a huge fan-favorite for the role and even expressed interest in taking the role in the upcoming Netflix series.

Marvel placed Mike Colter in the Cage role which means he'll have to campaign for another hero. Terry might be already setting his sights on another iconic comic book role. That character being The Silver Surfer which happens to still be at 20th Century Fox.

Again... it's hard to pick a favorite super-hero. I always did love Luke Cage, and I'm really, really happy about who they cast in the Netflix version of Luke Cage. So that's something that's already done. But you know who else I'd like to play? The Silver Surfer. I always LOVED - I thought I had the build, the body, I could get on that surfboard, and if they ever do a live-action version of Silver Surfer, I think that would be perfect for me.
We all know that Crews has a huge personality and would be perfect for this genre, hopefully he get's a shot with Surfer. Let's not forget that Terry has a good relationship with Fox working on two of their shows currently with Brooklyn 99 and World's Funniest Fails.

At the moment there aren't immediate plans to have the character used in feature films.

However, with Josh Trank's Fantastic Four sequel being fast-tracked for a 2017 release date, it's possible they could incorporate the character into the sequel.

Another possibility is that Fox could finally move forward with their solo Silver Surfer movie.

The studio had tried for a while to make that project happen. Alex Proyas (The Crow, Dark City, Gods of Egypt, I Robot) was attached to direct but when speaking to MTV in 2012, he had some choice words for 20th Century Fox being the reason he would never make the film.

“Because it’s a Fox picture..And I’m determined never to work with them ever again because of my experience on ‘I,Robot.’”

“It’s like the origin of Silver Surfer was in that movie, and I’m going, ‘This is such a f--king great story, why throw it away?’” Proyas wondered. “I think they messed it up.”

“You know, there aren’t that many [good comic book characters] left,” [Proyas] sighed. “Silver Surfer would have been something I would have loved to have done. He’s one of the last cool ones left, really.”

At that era at Fox we can't blame Alex for ditching the studio as they were making horrible superhero films at the time. Some of the those titles include Daredevil, Elektra, Fantastic Four 1-2, X-Men 3 and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The dumb Fantastic Four films did essentially kill the hope for a spin-off at the time.

Yet, when Marvel had been in talks with Fox to extent the rights for Daredevil so they could reboot the character they wanted Silver Surfer and Galactus back which Fox refused to agree upon. The talk being that Marvel Studios wanted to include those characters in James Gunn's Guardians of The Galaxy.

Fox is currently upping their Marvel slate of films and it's not impossible for the new heads of the studio to consider putting Surfer back into development.

You might be shocked to learn that Fox pretty much has a bulk of Marvel's cosmic universe thanks to the X-Men and Fantastic Four/Silver Surfer rights.

Marvel Studios actually has a limited amount of access to their cosmic characters. Here's a rundown of the crazy amount of Marvel cosmic characters Fox likely has access to for their films, most of which have never made it onto the screen.


-Silver Surfer
-Nova/Frankie Raye
-Uatu The Watcher
-Kang The Conqueror (possibly shared with Marvel)


-The Starjammers 
-The Phalanx
-The Shi'ar Empire
-The Imperial Guard
-The Brood
-Lilandra Neramani
-The Phoenix Force


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