Marvel Studios is currently developing 'Silver Surfer', for live-action in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe', focusing on the cosmic alien's 'nobility of spirit':
"...'young astronomer 'Norrin Radd' from the planet 'Zenn-La', saves his homeworld from the 'planet devourer' 'Galactus', by serving as his herald.
"Imbued in return with a tiny portion of Galactus' 'Power Cosmic', Radd acquired vast power, a new body and a surfboard-like craft on which he travels faster than light.
"Known as the 'Silver Surfer', Radd roamed the cosmos searching for planets for Galactus to consume.
When his travels took him to Earth, he met the 'Fantastic Four', who helped him rediscover his nobility of spirit. Betraying Galactus, the Surfer saved Earth but was exiled there as punishment..."
The 'Power Cosmic', grants Norrin Radd the ability to absorb and manipulate the universe's ambient energy.
The Surfer can navigate through interstellar space and hyperspace, which he can enter after exceeding the speed of light, allowing traversing interstellar and intergalactic distances to other galaxies billions of light years away.
He has proven capable of time travel on several occasions and can transport other people through time.
The Surfer sustains himself by converting matter into energy, He does not require food, water, air, or sleep, but occasionally enters a sleep-like meditation to dream.
He can project energy in various forms for offensive and defensive use, including force fields, bolts of cosmic force powerful enough to destroy entire planets and the creation of 'black holes'.
He can cast illusions, create interdimensional portals to other locations including microverses, manipulate and phase through solid matter, and exercise some level of control over the astral plane.
The Surfer's board is composed of a nearly impervious, cosmically powered silvery material similar to his own skin.
The board is mentally linked to the Surfer and moves in response to his mental commands even when he is not in physical contact with it. The board is nearly indestructible and can attack opponents, temporarily absorbing and imprisoning other beings.
The Surfer has also displayed the ability to shed his silver skin and revert to his original appearance as Norrin Radd, masking the Power Cosmic and allowing him to be more inconspicuous when needed. In this state, he can properly eat, drink and sleep.
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