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Fox owns two very large Marvel movie franchises with the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. Also included in the Fantastic Four movie rights are the rights to Silver Surfer and Galactus.

With hype building toward next year's X-Men Days of Future Past, then 2015's The Fantastic Four reboot and followed by X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016 ; Fox appears to be moving in the right direction to create their own cohesive Marvel super hero movie universe.

An X-Force movie is also in development by writer/director Jeff Wadlow (Kick-Ass 2). And don't forget The Wolverine director James Mangold is now working on developing a sequel to the second highest grossing X-Men film for Fox ever.

This is all being done to continue Fox's expansion of their Marvel movie universe and to take advantage of all the X-characters they have movie rights to. Marvel icon Stan Lee has also hinted, several times over the past year-ish, the possibility of a Silver Surfer solo movie but he likes to hint a lot and really doesn't have any participation in the development or writing of any Marvel movie.

Getting back to the point, Fox's X-movie universe is definitely expanding and The Fantastic Four reboot is set to go into production at some point in the latter half of 2014 so a Silver Surfer movie should also be considered after the reboot. This would be considered as taking a page out of Marvel Studios' book to build all Fox-owned Marvel franchises into a giant crossover movie. It makes sense to have a Silver Surfer solo film because it's the best way to help set up the biggest threat of all Fox-owned Marvel movie characters... Galactus. Who doesn't want to see the X-Men, X-Force, Fantastic Four and Silver Surfer all go head-to-head against Galactus and potentially Galactus' heralds?

If Fox would consider this prospect of a giant crossover movie with everyone versus Galactus it probably wouldn't release until sometime near 2018. X-Men Days of Future Past is in 2014, The Fantastic Four is in 2015, X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016, X-Force and/or The Wolverine sequel might be in 2017 and then the giant crossover film versus Galactus in 2018.

This is all just the opinion of The Daily SuperHero but one Fox should seriously consider. Especially if they want to effectively use all their Marvel movie rights in a way to make a ton of box office cash.

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