"You know what? This is a painful issue for me. For any actor, it would be. No actor wants to see a portion of their performance taken away, myself included. Especially when I really like the sound of the Surfer that I gave. A lot of people involved with the film told me that they got goosebumps and chills when I would talk as the Silver Surfer, so I am sorry to see that go. Now, that being said, I also want to say Laurence Fishburne is a fantastic actor."
"You could do worse and I'm very honored to be billed alongside of him. That's great. I also think 20th Century Fox knows how to market a film much better than I do, and if this is what it took to get people in seats, God bless 'em and good luck. I have to back away at this point and let them do what they need to do. And I'm going to go start working on Hellboy 2 where I reprise Abe Sapien, including the voice this time, and I'll also be doing two other characters in the film, The Chamberlain and The Angel of Death. So these are going to be good, yummy things for me to delve my attention into now."
"We'll have a look at that when it happens. The studio does have options for part two and three for me. I did sign a three picture deal going in, so we'll always investigate what's up for the next movie."
"There's physical barriers with any part like that where you're covered with makeup and when you're in a rubbery suit that wants to spring back to one position, the position it was made in, you do have to kind of - it's like a Bowflex where you have use a certain muscle group to get through that and make him look organic. But I have to make that a part of my being and my physicality and again, acting is a full body experience and that's a part of it when you're doing a costumed character."