Sometimes, news comes out of a scifi or superhero movie that was never meant to be and we’re usually glad that it didn’t happen. Not this time. How amazingly awesome would a Silver Surfer rock opera be? According to Movies.com, the executive producer of Xanadu would have produced a cosmic Silver Surfer rock opera where the Surfer would have a theme composed of a thousand electric guitars:
“We’re going to make an epic picture on the scope of 2001: A Space Odyssey with the kind of soundtrack that that film had, only using contemporary rock and roll,” Kramer said at the time. “It’s even conceivable that the Surfer might have a chant or a fanfare made up of one thousand electric guitars. Doing the Silver Surfer has always been a dream of mine, and now it’s going to be realized.”
Repeat after me: a thousand electric guitars announcing the arrival of the Silver Surfer. This movie needs to be made right now. Fox needs to allow the rights to revert to Marvel so we can see this epic realized.