With Joss Whedon now helming the Avengers movie, will there now also be a spot for Nathan Fillion?
It's no secret that Joss Whedon likes working with certain actors. Gina Torres, and Adam Baldwin were both in Angel and Firefly and Elisha Dushku, who played Faith in Buffy, starred alongside Alan Tudyk, AKA Firefly's Wash, in Dollhouse. So the idea that Whedon might find a spot in the Avengers movie for Nathan Fillion, who played Mal Reynolds in Firefly and Caleb in Buffy, isn't all that far-fetched.
There is a rumor that Fillion will play Henry Pym, better known as Ant-Man, who along with such characters as Thor, Iron Man and Captain America, was one of the founding members of the team. According to the rumor, there is supposedly an Ant-Man movie in the works, directed by Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright, with an "inside source" saying that Fillion is "pretty much locked" in for the part, although Wright himself has denied it.
Of course, it's just as likely that all of these turns out to be a complete fabrication and that Ant-Man won't even appear in the Avengers movie. Ant-Man is hardly a high profile character and it would only be hardcore fans that would really miss him. Even so, it's fun to imagine Mal Reynolds rubbing shoulders with Thor and Tony Stark.
Source: Film Junk