Marvel Studios has released two-holiday specials so far, and both have received a good response. Taking this series forward, the studio is reportedly working on another Disney+ special with the Silver Surfer. Silver Surfer is one of the most important characters in Marvel, and with the Fantastic Four joining the MCU in the upcoming phases, the studio may consider introducing the humanoid alien as well. There have also been discussions about the humanoid alien joining the cast of Fantastic Four.
However, after the release of Marvel’s Halloween special, rumors started circulating that the studio is planning a Disney+ special for the character. But it’s still not clear if the studio would release it before or after the release of Fantastic Four.
Marvel Reportedly to Introduce Silver Surfer With a Disney+ Special
Marvel Studios released its first-holiday special, Michael Giacchino’s Werewolf by Night, in October 2022. The studio reportedly released the holiday special to test a new format they intended to use for future releases under the MCU.
The Cosmic Circus reported that the new format allows the studio to explore the important characters without extending it in a long Disney+ series. It was also revealed that the studio is working on a Silver Surfer solo project, which could also follow the same format as Werewolf by Night.
Norrin Radd is also expected to appear alongside the Fantastic Four in the MCU. This could be the reason, reports claim that the studio would release the holiday special before the 2025 film.
The claim also comes as Marvel’s Fantastic Four is rumored to be a cosmic adventure. Marvel Studios has not confirmed anything yet, however, The Cosmic Circus seems confident about their claim.
What Could be the Plot of Silver Surfer Special Edition?
The Cosmic Circus also revealed how the studio is planning to introduce Norrin Radd to the MCU. In comics, Radd was a young astronomer from the planet Zenn-La. He becomes Galactus’ herald after saving his world from the cosmic entity.
After which, Galactus turned him into Silver Surfer and tasked him with seeking new worlds for him. A similar plot was presented in the 2005 Fantastic Four, where Radd served as an antagonist.
The Disney+ special would reportedly follow Silver Surfer into the cosmos, as he seeks new worlds for Galactus. However, the special edition would not have any existing MCU characters interacting with the humanoid alien. He would also not visit Earth in the special presentation.
With Silver Surfer joining the MCU, there could be possibilities that the studio would also introduce Galactus in its future projects. Earlier, rumors had that the antagonist would be introduced in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
However, the director revealed that the claim was not true and the upcoming film would neither feature Silver Surfer nor Galactus. It was not the first time such rumor appeared on the internet.
Rumors about his MCU appearance have been circulating as far back as Avengers: Infinity War, but the character never appeared in the MCU. But as Marvel Studios is moving ahead with its upcoming phases, it is planning to introduce new characters. And one of these could also be Silver Surfer.
Fantastic Four is set to release on February 14, 2025.