"What happened was when Fantastic Four 2: Rise of the Silver Surfer didn't do as well as they hoped it would do, it caused them to call into question a Silver Surfer movie."Straczynski was tasked with scripting the film launching the hero from the shackles of the Fantastic Four films he had this to say on his direction of the film
He went on: "The script that I wrote picked up right where FF2 left off. So if they do a Silver Surfer film down the road, it'll have to be its own separate thing."
"It was definitely adult fare. I wanted to tell the origin of the Surfer and get into that whole thing."UPDATE: It appears news of the Silver Surfer's death have been greatly exaggerated as J. Michael Straczynski was quick to respond to IGN about the news saying:
"Guys... guys... GUYS... whoa, slow down, back the bus up a second.
When I was asked about the Silver Surfer script, I responded about the one I'd written around the time that FF2 was launched, and was designed to pick up where that one left off.
When FF2 didn't do as well as hoped for, that script was set aside, but that has NOTHING to do with the Silver Surfer script that is NOW under development at Fox with other folks. As far as I know, that is proceeding apace. So the hysteria that's gripped the nets about 'ohmygod the Surfer movie is dead!' is not correct, as I was again referring to only that one specific script tied into FF2, NOT what's being done now."