I, Tom Laurie, and my sister, Leona Laurie, are (re)watching every Marvel movie so we can cheerfully and critically discuss them. In what is indisputably our most difficult episode yet, we’re talking about Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
In episode 15 of Marvel Us, Leona and I trudge through the many failed weddings of Sue Storm and Reed Richards. Will those two ever work things out, or will Sue pursue her smoldering chemistry with The Human Torch… her brother? This episode is shorter than the film, so let us spare you the trouble of finding out firsthand!
Here are some tidbits that we cover:
- Me introducing the episode as “16” when it is, in fact, episode 15.
- Months before release, they had no character design for the film’s villain, Galactus.
- FOX wanted The Franklin Mint to recast 40,000 commemorative California quarters to bare The Silver Surfer and the film’s web address, but that’s way illegal!
- Can you imagine a Silver Surfer voiced by Gary Sinise?
- Laurence Fishburne voices The Surfer, and is on an upward comic-movie trajectory, going from this to the DCEU, and now to the MCU.
- The power went out during this recording!
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