The wildfires running rampant on the internet need to be put out because the Silver Surfer, despite an earlier listing, will not be appearing in Avengers: Infinity War.
According to a new report from Marvel Studios News earlier today, the whole thing was a mistake and one that was happened before as well.
There was no reason to doubt Metacritic after it listed the Silver Surfer as part of the final cast. The truth is that the platform frequently extracts data from other sources, such as IMDB in this particular case. Someone had purposely edited Avengers: Infinity War on IMDB to include the Silver Surfer. Hence, when Metacritic updated its own listing, the false cast member followed through.
The character has since then been removed from both the Metacritic and IMDB listings at the time of writing. The Silver Surfer will not be appearing in Avengers: Infinity War in any capacity.
To conclude the minor happening, Metacritic confirmed that such incorrect movie information has been a problem in the past. However, they have never brought this much attention, which makes sense because Avengers: Infinity War is a highly anticipated release in the making for several years now.
Elsewhere, 20th Century Fox was reported last month to be resuscitating the Silver Surfer for another movie adaptation in the coming years. The character previously appeared in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) that went down as a critical failure in the box office. The movie earned a mediocre $289 million and was bashed by critics left and right.
For those unaware, the Silver Surfer was originally an astronomer who saved his world from Galactus by agreeing to serve under him. He was in return bestowed with cosmic powers and tasked with finding new worlds for his master to consume. This journey finally led him to Earth where he came across the Fantastic Four and rediscovered his humanity. The Silver Surfer then decided to betray Galactus and save Earth, but was exiled as punishment for his actions.
Avengers: Infinity War will open in theaters on April 27, 2018. The untitled sequel, presently dubbed Avengers 4, is slated to premiere on May 3, 2019.