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Report: Saga's Brian K. Vaughan Is Writing a Silver Surfer Movie for Fox

Cover art for Marvel’s recently-concluded Silver Surfer series, from issue #14.
Cover art for Marvel’s recently-concluded Silver Surfer series, from issue #14.
Image: Michael Allred and Laura Allred (Marvel Comics)

Fox has already rapidly expanded its slate of Marvel movies when it comes to the X-Men Universe, with everything from Deadpool to New Mutants pushing beyond the main X-films. But now, it appears the studio is looking to flesh out the Marvel characters it has access to through the Fantastic Four, starting with the herald of Galactus himself—the Silver Surfer.


As part of a wider report about the uncertain future of Fox’s adult-focused superhero fare in the wake of the impending deal to bring the movie studio into the vast Disney empire, The Hollywood Reporter states that among the multiple Marvel movies Fox currently has in the works, there are two “secret” projects currently underway.

One is a Doctor Doom solo movie, which we first heard about at San Diego Comic-Con last year and will come from Legion showrunner Noah Hawley, but the other is what appears to be a previously unrevealed standalone for Marvel’s iconic, shiny surferbro of the cosmos, Norrin Radd, a.k.a. the Silver Surfer.


No other details about the Surfer move were revealed by THR, other than the script is currently being penned by Brian K. Vaughan, co-creator of Saga, Y: The Last Man, Runaways, and dozens of other iconic comic series. If both Doom and Silver Surfer on the way, how long will it be before Fox (potentially under Disney’s auspices in the future) tries again with the Fantastic Four?

We’ll bring you more on the Silver Surfer movie as and when we learn it.

James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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If they can’t handle a movie as simple as the Fantastic Four, I’m really not sure they have the chops to pull off something as complex as the Silver Surfer.