Rotten Tomatoes spoke to Doug Jones, who plays The Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. The movie is still being filmed and here is what Jones has to say about rumors that his character will be (in some form) CGI enhanced:
"Well, to this day, I've never done CGI dots for motion capture," said Jones. "I just finished a job where everyone thought that's what I did and that is not exactly the case."
"The good thing is that somebody from MTV put a story out, they were doing a set visit and they told something they probably shouldn't have and that's when I walked on set, they said, 'And then Silver Surfer walked in the studio door. The hush fell over the crowd' or whatever he said. But he reported that the Silver Surfer was dressed in dark grey muscle and shrouded in a black hooded cape to keep him from the public or something like that.
"I would be remiss if I said it's just that. 20th Century Fox really is spending a lot of money putting together the very best visual effects done by Weta with the very best practical effects done by Spectral Motion to create a look that is really going to stun you on film. He is absolutely, I'm not kidding. He's stunningly gorgeous."
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer will be released on June 15th, 2007.