MARVEL STUDIOS is Ready to Talk About ADAM MCKAY's SILVER SURFER Movie

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Adam McKay
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Vice director Adam McKay's dreams of making a Silver Surfer movie may actually come true - or at least Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige is ready to talk about it. 

Though Marvel Studios hasn't gotten access to the Silver Surfer's film rights yet, Norrin Radd will presumably be one of the "hundreds" of characters Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said will come under Marvel's purview with Disney's buyout of 21st Century Fox. McKay first expressed interest in directing a Silver Surfer film in an interview with MTV's Happy Sad Confused podcast back in December.

Speaking on the red carpet at this weekend's Golden Globe Awards, Feige told MTV News that while McKay hasn't come to him about directing a Silver Surfer movie yet, McKay's love of the character is well known - and Marvel Studios even helped McKay secure an appearance from Marvel's Galactus (Silver Surfer's sometime master in comic books, and another Fox-controlled character) in Vice.

"I haven't gotten a call, but I've seen Adam tonight, and at a few of these events, and as everybody knows he's not only an incredibly smart guy, he's also an honest to goodness fan," Feige explained. "He did a lot of behind the scenes help for us on the first Ant-Man."

Feige capped off the topic coyly saying, "I look forward to speaking with him more."

McKay worked on the script for Ant-Man, and was reportedly approached with an offer to work on Spider-Man: Far From Home, but was unavailable due to his work on Vice. McKay also stated he had spoken to Marvel about potentially replacing James Gunn as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and even spoke with Marvel about Inhumans.

As for the hundreds of characters coming to Marvel, Feige didn't get specific, but did say his personal excitement isn't all about the "marquee names."

"It's not just the marquee names, you know. There are hundreds of names on those documents, on those agreements," he said. "The fact that Marvel is now as close as we may ever be to having access to all of the characters is something I've been dreaming about for my almost 20 years at Marvel. It's very exciting."

Disney's buyout of Fox is expected to be complete in the first half of 2019.

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