Marvel Studios will reboot Marvel Comics’ 'Silver Surfer' for live-action, 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.”
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 also 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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