Originally Posted by comics
Is it known that Galactus and Silver Surfer are part of FF as a whole, that for Marvel to get both it has to buy the entire FF franchise? Or are they separate properties?
Judging from FFROTSS, they're not separate properties.
All we know is that, according to the current rumors (which carry a little more weight than standard fan-spec, because mainstream outlets like Variety broke the story), MS is trying to buy the rights to several
FF-related characters, and Galactus and Silver Surfer were mentioned specifically.