It looks like that Silver Surfer movie that Adam McKay (Vice, The Big Short) was interested in making for Marvel Studios might be moving forward via a new rumor from GWW.
The GWW has heard that Marvel Studios is actively developing a Silver Surfer movie.
MCKAY: “ There actually has been some discussion about Silver Surfer. My agent certainly woke up. They were excited. We’re in the middle of, you know, backing Vice right now, but, who knows, in a couple of months it could pop up. I really am excited by that idea. So, we’ll see what happens.”
FEIGE: “I’ve not gotten a call yet, but I’ve seen Adam tonight and at a number of these awards, he is as everyone knows an incredibly smart guy he’s an honest to goodness fan and you know did a lot of behind the scenes work on the first Ant-Man film and have you seen Vice? A little cameo, a little Galatcus cameo in there that we helped him get. So I look forward to speaking to him more.”
Adam McKay is no stranger to the MCU as he worked on the Ant-Man screenplay.
He first mentioned to Josh Horowitz on his podcast HappySadConfused that he really wanted to tackle Silver Surfer.
MCKAY: “Silver Surfer man, that’s the one I want to do. I would do anything to do Silver Surfer because visually….could do what the Wachowskis did with Speed Racer, with the Silver Surfer. At the same time, there’s a great emotional story in there man. Where a guy has to make the choice to save his planet. You know Norrin Radd has to save his planet…that, that would be the one.”
“I think they’re kicking around a Nova idea.”
There are plenty of movies that yet to be officially announced by Marvel Studios that are assumed to be in the works including Nova (as mentioned by McKay), Fantastic Four, X-Men, and others.