Straczynski On Silver Surfer Script

“Babylon 5” creator and frequent scribe J. Michael Straczynski talked to Comics 2 Film recently about his script for the seemingly aborted “Silver Surfer” spin-off feature.

Whilst the project is seemingly dead, JMS had some big plans for the film including a proper treatment of Galactus – “I was writing it as ‘Fantastic Four 2’ was about to come out, and the theory was for it to pick up literally the next frame after the FF2 movie, where you find out why Silver Surfer was there and what happened to him. We would have seen Galactus, his home world, what happened and him trying to get back there, because now that he’s betrayed Galactus, he’s concerned his home world might be in jeopardy.”

How did he intend to show Galactus? “In the script I come up with some ways to visualize him that are true to the original, but take it one step further using the current CGI technology that we have. So we would have seen him as a character on numerous occasions in the second movie, not inconsistent with the first distant shot of him in that that’s just a way of concealing who and what he really is. Believe me, he would be not at all silly looking.”