Vin Diesel has missed out on playing comic book hero THE SILVER SURFER - to a computer.
The director of THE Fantastic Four sequel has confirmed the character will be created using computer generated imagery and internet reports linking Diesel to the role are false.
Movie-maker TOM STORY tells website moviehole.net, "(There's) no truth to it. The Surfer will be a new CGI design being developed especially for the movie. It's going to be incredible."
In comic book lore, the Silver Surfer is a galaxy-cruising defender endowed with superhuman strength.