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James Gunn Wrote A Silver Surfer Movie Treatment

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Thu, 04/30/2015 - 14:06

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James Gunn graces the cover to Marvel's Silver Surfer #11 with a cover blurb.

Gunn posted the pic on his Facebook with mention at one time Fox approached him for a Silver Surfer movie.

Gunn says this was in 1999 before the 2005 Fantastic Four movie and its Silver Surfer sequel, so the FF weren't included.

Check it out:

Hey my quote is on the cover of this month's Silver Surfer so pick it up. Little known fact: When I first moved to LA in 1999, one of the first people I met on a meeting was an exec at Fox. He told me they wanted to make a Silver Surfer movie, and I might be right for that, so I wrote an extensive treatment. It was a huge story, cosmic as hell, and featured the Silver Surfer turning on Galactus (but no Fantastic Four - this was before the first FF film). At the same time, I was approached by director Jay Roach and his producer Shauna Robertson about writing a live-action Spy Vs. Spy film. That film seemed more likely to get made, and I loved Jay and Shauna, so I took that gig instead. It was my first studio film job. Of course, in eventuality, neither movie ever got made. But people liked the Spy Vs. Spy script, so I got a lot of work because of it. That said, I sometimes wonder what it would have been like had I truly jumped into the cosmic Marvel pool 16 years ago. Instead, I shall satisfy myself reading the great work of Dan Slott and Mike Allred every month!

James? Any chance there was a Surfer vs Galactus dance off at the end, bro?

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