'Surfer' is up for Fishburne


Laurence Fishburne has been tapped to serve as the voice of the Silver Surfer in 20th Century Fox's upcoming tentpole "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer."

The movie, which sees Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis reprise their roles for the adaptation of the long-running Marvel Comics series, is in postproduction. The character of the Silver Surfer, a herald to a cosmic world-devouring being known as Galactus, is played by noted character actor Doug Jones. He provided performance and movement references for Weta Digital, which oversaw visual effects for the movie.

Fishburne's commences voicework this week. Internet rumors had the actor voicing Galactus.

"Surfer" will hold its galactic premiere June 12 in London. The movie opens June 15.

Fishburne, repped by Paradigm, is best known for his work in the "Matrix" trilogy. His voice is heard as the narrator in current the CGI-animated film "TMNT."