If a Silver Surfer movie ever makes his way to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Daz Crawford would like a crack at playing him. As reported by Comicbook.com, the actor made the reveal during a virtual panel for this year’s Wizard World comic con.
“If I was gonna play [anyone], I would probably go for Silver Surfer,” Crawford said. “I’ve thought about it, and I do get auditions and cast for villains quite a bit, so there you go.”
Crawford previously played Kebo, a member of Hydra, on ABC’s Agents of SHIELD. While one would expect that to rule him out as a contender for the surely coveted role of Silver Surfer, perhaps not. The character would undoubtedly involve a lot of CGI and/or makeup work to turn the actor silver. With that, Crawford could be disguised quite well.
There is also precedent for multiple roles in the MCU by a single actor. Gemma Chan played Minn-Erva in Captain Marvel and will also be playing Sersi in Eternals. Additionally, Vin Diesel voices Groot. Yet, he was rumored to be eyed as Black Bolt back when Marvel Studios was planning to turn Inhumans into a movie. So it’s not unheard of.
A Silver Surfer movie has long been eyed as a possible project that could expand the cosmic side of the MCU. While no official plans are in place, a rumored report from GWW last year suggested that a film based on the character is in the works. If that has any truth to it, the movie wouldn’t be released until 2023 at the earliest. Marvel’s release calendar is booked through 2022.
Created by the legendary Jack Kirby, Silver Surfer made his Marvel Comics debut in 1966 in the pages of The Fantastic Four #48. The character is hugely popular and appeared previously on the big screen in 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. A short-lived animated series was also produced in 1998.
As far as filmmakers go, top-notch talent has expressed interest in the property.
“That’s the one I want to do. I would do anything to do Silver Surfer,” Adam McKay said during an episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast last year. “Visually… You could do what the Wachowskis did with Speed Racer, with the Silver Surfer. At the same time, there’s a great emotional story in there, where a guy has to make the choice to save his planet.”