We could have had a Silver Surfer film scored by Paul McCartney

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You may already know that a Silver Surfer film nearly got made in 1980, starring producer Lee Kramer's girlfriend Olivia Newton-John. But did you know that Paul McCartney was approached to do the soundtrack, and was seriously interested?

McCartney, of course, is a comics fan who wrote a song about Magneto, Titanium Man and the Crimson Dynamo, and also met Jack Kirby. So it's not surprising that he expressed interest in making this happen, according to Sean Howe, author of Marvel Comics: The Untold Story. But don't take Howe's word for it — here's a letter from McCartney's manager:

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Illustration for article titled We could have had a Silver Surfer film scored by Paul McCartney

[via Comic Book Movie]

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Wouldn't Olivia Newton-John worked better as the Dazzler?

I found a stash of old comics magazines a couple of years back and came across an interview in an old Comics Journal in which Stan Lee was talking about Marvel's movie prospects circa 1981. He was really excited about the prospects for the Surfer film, because he'd seen a demonstration of some new technology that allowed for a surfboard and its occupant to float weightlessly on a cushion of air. I can't shake the feeling that as a result of this movie never getting produced, many lives were spared, and a great deal of heartbreak and permanent physical injury was averted.