Nathan Fillion Will Appear in Guardians of the Galaxy - Update

Nathan Fillion Will Appear in Guardians of the Galaxy - Update

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Nathan Fillion will have a small cameo in the upcoming movie Guardians of the Galaxy.

Update: Schmoes Know claims to have learned from a "very reliable source with intimate knowledge" of Guardians of the Galaxy the role Captain Tightpants (Nathan Fillion) will play in the film. To protect those that are sensitive to spoilers (I had to debate with myself if I wanted to check), we won't list the character on this page, but feel free to check here.

Original Story:Back in April, Nathan Fillion teased he may make an appearance in the highly anticipated Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy, much to our delight.

Now, after chatter started again about Fillion's role in the film, Director James Gunn confirmed on Twitter that Fillion will in fact make an appearance, albeit a very small one.

Nathan Fillion is best known for his role as Captain Malcolm Reynolds in Firefly. James Gunn directed the superhero movie Super, and wrote the story for the Suda51 2012 game Lollipop Chainsaw.

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He may be best known to the readers of publications such as the Escapist for Firefly, but I think he is a bit better known to the general (bigger) public for Castle, One Life To Live, and Desperate Housewives. Just thought I'd remind everyone that the world at large doesn't really recognize the existence of things like Firefly.

As much as I like the guy, I am glad the rumors of him playing Richard Rider (Nova) turned out to be false. It would have been a very weird casting decision and think there are plenty of other characters in cosmic Marvel that he could pull off far better (Quasar would be cool).

What do you reckon the cost of special effects would be to have him on screen for 5 seconds as Pip the Troll?

He's already voiced Hal Jordan a couple of times, so Quasar would be oddly appropriate. He could also fit in as a random member of Nova Corps.

I've made peace with the fact that Firefly is truly dead and buried(Whedon taking the helm of the Avengers pretty much cemented that in my mind), but I really would like to see Fillion take on more fun shows or movies. I like Castle well enough, but that's mostly because of Fillion.

I didn't realise until much *much* later that he was also in Saving Private Ryan as the "wrong" Ryan. Very much a holy shit moment there.

As indulgent as it is, I'd be squealing like a fangirl if he appears in the film in his Firefly get-up. Though considering FOX's ownership of the show, it's only a pipe dream.

Ldude893:
As indulgent as it is, I'd be squealing like a fangirl if he appears in the film in his Firefly get-up. Though considering FOX's ownership of the show, it's only a pipe dream.

Do they? Do they really own it? Do abusive parents own a child they left in a dumpster?

But yeah, I would totally love to see him just randomly turn up next to serenity selling star lord some not entirely legitimate goods.

That's cool, nobody plays the role of Nathan Fillion as well as Nathan Fillion. It's his one talent.

Well one bad thing in what looks to be a pretty good movie isn't too bad. I guess I can tolerate this okay actor from the piece of garbage show firely.

(Note I have never seen Firefly or anything connected to this actor)

The fan speculation is that he will be voicing Cosmo, which seems kind of dumb to me.

Guess it's kinda my own fault for using this site, but it would've been awesome to avoid that spoiler and have the surprise of when he turned up in the film. I mean it's not like I searched out the info, it was in the headline on the front page of the site. Yes this is just me p*ssing and moaning, but I think it's a poor show on the site for highlighting that info.

They were shooting some of this near my house I can totally, unequivocally and positively guarantee all of you fine and credulous folks that Nathion Fillion is appearing as Yondo. Blue skin, giant red mohawk, revealing spandex outfit and all. It shall be glorious.

Michael Rooker you say? Yondu you say? I'll see myself out.

Edited: Idiocy upon idiocy, alack.

I'm hoping the way this goes down is as follows.

Starlord is being escorted through some corridor in shackles not long after having described himself as this legendary outlaw. Then we see Nathan, in full on Mal persona and costume, being escorted the other way. Starlord asks who that is, and his escort says "Just another one of you " legendary" outlaws". Cut to a smug look on Nathan's face and we move on.

A boy can dream.

My bet is on J'son of Spartax. Probably just needed someone tho could fill the roll of Star Lords father in a flashback.

Doclector:

Ldude893:
As indulgent as it is, I'd be squealing like a fangirl if he appears in the film in his Firefly get-up. Though considering FOX's ownership of the show, it's only a pipe dream.

Do they? Do they really own it? Do abusive parents own a child they left in a dumpster?

If only copyright laws were enforced in the same way as child cruelty laws.

Esmeralda Portillo:

Nathan Fillion is best known for his role as Captain Malcolm Reynolds in Firefly.

While Firefly was a terrific show, I'm guessing he's better known for Castle these days. You know, been running and popular and a major network for many seasons and the end has yet to arrive...

Well according to Cracked all of the Whedon works have a shared universe http://www.cracked.com/video_18775_8-mind-blowing-connections-between-works-joss-whedon.html
and GotG shares a universe with the Avengers/Agents of Shield.

Mal's on his way.

Give that man an "Uncharted" movie!

This would probably be the longest shot of them all, but if it was just another meaningless cameo I think it'd be funny for him to appear as "The Holy Avenger", a character he played in another one of James Gunn's movies. But like I said, that's the longest of long shots and I have a feeling the reference would fly over most people's heads.

The link "here" is broken! Guess I'll have to wait untill the movie's out to find out who he's playing

ComicsAreWeird:
The link "here" is broken! Guess I'll have to wait untill the movie's out to find out who he's playing

Click the phrase Schmoes know instead.

I was hoping for Mal Reynolds and the surviving crew of the Serenity to be sat around in the background somewhere giving an interview or something.

Yeah, the character sounds about right, I mean it is Knowhere afterall.

Super was a great movie, even more excited for this one now.

Rats, with the apparent indefinite delay of "Doctor Horrible 2" (or at least I haven't heard much about it) I was hoping we were about to get a bit of filler when Captain Hammer briefly comes out of therapy to lend a hand...

Of course then again that might ruin the movie, I mean Captain Hammer is just so awesome the villains logically wouldn't have a chance, and there wouldn't be much for the Guardians to do... I mean Captain Hammer himself will tell you this... so really it couldn't happen.

Will it be as terrible as his cameo in the second Percy Jackson movie, where he did a shameless plug for Castle?

And in case any one asks, yes I did watch the second Percy Jackson movie. It was a long haul flight on an airline that doesn't have individual TV screens.

Aaaaaaaaand who cares, exactly? I mean really. Nathan Fillion is okay, but he's not an amazing actor.

Besides, him cameoing in a movie centering on a duster-wearing space outlaw? That's like Arnold Schwarzenegger's cameo in that last Terminator movie; no one has any reason to be surprised or find it exciting.

I just hope they don't put too much emphasis on Fillion's appearance. Despite my interest, I've been keeping my expectations about this movie neutral thus far. Now I'm going to expect it to be a hammy piece of crap when I see it.

 

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