Friday, December 22, 2006
Here's the first glimpse at the SILVER SURFER from Fantastic Four 2. My first thought was, "well, they didn't fuck it up." I was hoping he'd look a bit more alien, although the smoothed-over ears are a step towards that. Avi Arad, Marvel's CEO, said on screen, the Surfer "will look somewhere between gun metal and fluid metallics so you can see the body motion, the breathing, the muscle tone, the mood..." As long as he doesn't move like an actual surfer in water. Yes he's on a long "surf board", but he's never been shown to "surf" - he rides the Cosmos. I don't want to see him pulling off surf maneuvers and emulating "stoner surfer dude stereotypes" and saying shit like "Hang 10, Dude!" as he fights. Odds are he does.
Posted by Jim at Friday, December 22, 2006