He’s silver and rides a surfboard through space. What else needs to be said? Before Marvel went and almost completely ruined him in the Fantastic 4 movies, the Silver Surfer - or Norrin Radd - was well loved by comics fans who grew up reading his cosmic adventures in the early 90’s.
The Surfer’s got such a rich and diverse history of gallivanting through the cosmos that Marvel would never run out of movie material. Plus, with Guardians of the Galaxy strengthening the space-lore of the Marvel movieverse, what better time than to flesh out the outer reaches of the universe, where the Surfer comes from?
Just shave down his monologues a little, throw in some space-babes and you’ll have box office gold.