Nathan Fillion hinted months ago that he might have a cameo in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie. It has been confirmed by director James Gunn that Fillion will have a cameo role in the movie. This does not come as a shock to many people since Fillion has had a role some of Gunn’s other works. I am extremely excited to hear about Fillion’s cameo in the movie because I rather like him as an actor. His small role in Percy Jackson as Hermes was an amazing, he stole that scene. I am very curious to see what his will do with this role.
People have been speculating that Fillion might be playing the character of Nova, Gunn has confirmed that will not be happening. While Fillion will be in the movie he will not be taking on such an important role. Some people speculate that is because of his lead role on Castle he does not have the time to do it. This could be very true if the filming times conflict, but let’s be fair many TV stars have filmed a movie during the summer hiatus. It could also be because Gunn does not want to put Fillion on all of his movies. A lot of directors are like that, come on George Lucas was horribly against having Harrison Ford in Star Wars and Indiana Jones because he did not want to get a rep for always using the same people. Maybe Gunn decided that he should do some movie without Fillion having such a large role.
Whatever the reason, we do now that Fillion will have a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy. As to what role/character he will be playing no one knows. Many people are thinking he might play a role similar to the one he had on Firefly.
Guardians of the Galaxy will be out on Aug 1st.