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Fantastic Four movie has found its Silver Surfer

April 3rd, 2024 by Marc Comments

Well, here’s a bit of news that I have every hope will be received with warmth and no fanaticism at all.

We learned the MCU’s Fantastic Four casting in February (here) consisting of Pedro Pascal as Reed Richards, Vanessa Kirby is Sue Storm, Joseph Quinn is Johnny Storm and Ebon Moss-Bachrach is Ben Grimm  and now we have another key piece of casting as Ozark’s breakout star Julia Garner has been cast as Silver Surfer.


Well, sort of.

Garner, left, will play Shalla-Bal, a version of Silver Surfer from the comics that is not Norrin Radd, the Surfer we are all most familiar with, in fact, Shalla-Bal is Radd’s lover in the comics and raises an interesting question; you see, word is that in the movie, we will meet the Fantastic Four in another dimension or corner of the multiverse and they will already have their kids and be established for a while, just not in the MCU – and this means that it’s entirely possible that Garner’s Silver Surfer is not the MCU’s Surfer and that Norrin Radd could still appear down the line.

So, thoughts on Garner’s casting? Do you think she’ll be the MCU Surfer or is this a misdirect? Whatever the outcome, it certainly seems to point to Galactus being a presence in the movie and the wider MCU in future.

The MCU has finally found its Fantastic Four! And it’s a heck of a cast

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….