Might Laurence Fishburne be making a return to the role of the Silver Surfer? We know the idea sounds crazy, but thanks to recent developments (Disney buying all the things) the rights to Fantastic Four, X-Men and yes Silver Surfer is now back with the MCU, so the idea of the character showing up in the MCU isn’t entirely crazy.
Thanks to a fan theory by Redditor atxknicks we have some thinking to do:
“Laurence Fishburne was cast as bill foster/Goliath for the upcoming ant man and the wasp. But during the interviews, he states he came to marvel with a project but they couldn’t do it, he got cast as bill foster and then they came back to him with something big that will ‘change the world.’ At first, I thought he could just be talking about bill foster but in watching the interview, he is actually talking about ant-man and the wasp and people would figure out that he would be bill foster/goliath by his characters name so no need to be so secretive. I wonder when you put it in context of timing, this interview was a few weeks before the fox deal started to have rumors floating around. What if they approached him about becoming silver surfer again but for obvious reasons he can’t talk about it.”
“I’ve got Black-Ish going on, I’m developing something else for Marvel that I can’t talk about. It’s gonna be really cool. It’s gonna change the world, we hope (laughs). I went to Marvel and pitched them something that really couldn’t work out, there was a lot of legal red tape that just [was] something they couldn’t work out. But then they came back with the offer for Ant-Man and the Wasp and then they said, ‘Hey, what do you think of this?’ and I went ‘Oh yeah that, yes!’ so…”