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Nathan Fillion ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ cameo confirmed

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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.

Nathan Fillion teases possible ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ role

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While Nathan Fillion is awesomeness, he can also be a bit of a tease. At St. Louis Comic Con, he teased about a possible Guardian of the Galaxy appearance.

Wanting to get the part… or maybe did? I’m just saying maybe. Maybe you’ll be surprised. Maybe. Check the credits.

Based on what Fillion said he either has such a brief cameo that you might miss it, hence why he is saying check the credits. On the other hand, Fillion could have a role in one of Marvel’s after credit scenes. I am going with and hoping it is the later, which means that we might be seeing Mr. Fillion on another Marvel movie.

Nathan Fillion and the Guardians of the Galaxy director have worked on other projects before. We all know that Fillion is friends with Joss Whedon so it would not he a shock to find him in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

I don’t know about the rest of you but this makes me even more excited to see the after credit scenes in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Amy Acker is joining Agents of SHIELD

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We all know how much Joss Whedon loves working with the same people, so we knew it was only a matter of time before we saw people from Buffy, Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse.  Whedon had already started by using J. August Richards who was Gunn on Angel, well Mr. Whedon went back to the Angel (and Dollhouse) cast and has cast Amy Acker as Audrey, Agent’s Coulson’s cellist girlfriend.

Acker’s character had previously been established in Avengers when Agent Coulson and Pepper Potts are talk about Coulson’s long distance relationship with a cellist.  The character of Audrey had been mentioned in a previous episode of Agents of SHIELD when they told Coulson that she had cried after learning about his death.  Audrey is set to appear in an episode a few weeks from now and she has no idea that Coulson is alive.

Agents of SHIELD did have this to say about the character of Audrey:

“A talented musician turning heads in Portland, Audrey believes Coulson to be dead and has no idea that he’s guarding her from a distance as a super-powered threat from her past re-emerges.

It will be very interesting to see how that episode play out, I am a fan of Acker as an actress so it should be good.  Now that Whedon is starting to pull from his previous shows, it makes you wonder who else is going to pop up.  Alyson Hannigan’s show is ending this season and David Boreanaz’s show will be ending next season.  I know that Alexis Denisof does not have a huge part on Grimm, but he is a part of a big story line, maybe a guest spot from him in the future.  Of course Eliza Dushku, Charmisa Charpenter, and Alan Tudyk are possible.  Unsure if we will see Nathan Fillon, Sarah Michelle Geller, and Gina Torres since they are all on current running shows.  Whedon has worked with many great actors, I am sure we will be seeing them in future episodes once Agents of SHIELD gets picked up for another season.

Who is excited to see Amy Acker on another Whedon show?  Who else would you like to see make a guest appearance or become a recurring character?