Silver Surfer on Fantastic Four 2

The teaser for the second Fantastic Four movie was released yesterday and it looks absolutely fabulous. Silver Surfer is one the villains in the sequel, however it is a bit curious how this is going to play out considering that in the comics he eventually becomes a hero when he fights against his former master, Galactus.

What really grabbed my attention though is how close to the original comics his character is portrayed by the computer animators. The movement you see below in my grabbed screenshot is exactly how I remember his character from one of the comics I read when I was 15 0r 16 years old while in Greece (thank my brother for making me a Marvel Comics fan).

Silver Surfer

I think this second installment of the Fantastic Four movies will be really good (the first one was so-so, only Chris Evans excelled). Silver Surfer is one of my favorite Marvel Universe characters ever, along with Hawkeye (who is my No1), NightCrawler, The Vision and Wolverine. Now that I am thinking about it, except Hawkeye who is a really normal guy, all the others in the list are traumatized heroes who have losed their humanity. Hmm…

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vince wrote on December 29th, 2006 at 9:21 AM PST:

I think it’s ambitious to introduce the other-worldly Marvel heros/villains at this point. I wonder if the mass market is ready for it? They conveniently changed the background of Jean Grey in X-Men 3 to make Phoenix some internal nickname given by Charles rather than an ET who took over Jean after her death. I wonder how Galactus would go over?

I don’t see why DC hasn’t been better about these franchises. The best comic series I ever read was the DC series called Kingdom Come. Unfortunately it would need the public to know a lot about heroes besides Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman though they’d be central.

Although I’m not a DC comics fan at all (mostly boring IMHO) that series was great.


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Eugenia wrote on December 29th, 2006 at 9:35 AM PST:

Regarding changing the original plots a bit, I think that this is required in order to make the Marvel Universe more logical.

> I think it’s ambitious to introduce the other-worldly Marvel heros/villains at this point.

Actually, the Fantstic Four 1 movie started as a trip to space, so I think that for that movie, it’s pretty fitting. Also, the Silver Surfer was always among the main villains/heroes in the FF comics in the late ’60s.

Regarding DC, I don’t like Batman or Superman or WonderWoman. I don’t know why, but they don’t seem that they have a deep character or history, and their villains are boring too, often without super powers, just evil men with lots of money.


schwaang (it's a sound, not a thing) wrote on December 29th, 2006 at 10:55 AM PST:

After several tries they eventually did a good Batman in Batman Begins. The rest were unwatchable crap IMHO.

I’m hoping not to get my heart broken with how Silver Surfer turns out, since the cosmic imagination of that world is rarely portrayed in movies.

But if they do a decent job, I’d like to see Hollywood work their way up to Dr. Strange, my personal favorite.

For comic book nostalgics, Cover Browser is fun. The daily feed is a random bag of old comic book covers.

P.S. Typing the html tags makes me nervous since there’s no “preview” button.


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Eugenia wrote on December 29th, 2006 at 11:23 AM PST:

>Typing the html tags makes me nervous since there’s no “preview” button.

Just be careful on the tags. This engine does not allow Preview, and I can’t do something about it as I don’t have access to the PHP code.


vince wrote on December 30th, 2006 at 2:13 AM PST:

FWIW I feel the same way about Batman, Superman, Wonderwoman and most of the other DC comics superheroes. But Kingdom Come was *that* good. Made them into more than just the characters we see in the cartoons or movies. Great depth.


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