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Nathan Fillion’s Guardians of the Galaxy Role Revealed

Nathan Fillion’s Guardians of the Galaxy Role Revealed

With the amount of attention being paid to who Nathan Fillion will be in this week’s Guardians of the Galaxy, you would think we’d notice when the director introduces footage featuring the man. James Gunn has already clarified for us that Nathan Fillion is not Nova in the film. Fans still want to know what Marvel legend the Castle actor would be. Gunn was clear that it would be a blink and you’ll miss it performance that would not be something within the bigger universe. Well, we didn’t blink and everyone still missed it. Don’t read any further if you don’t want to know what thousands of people didn’t notice during the Imax preview of footage from the film.

In the prison scene that was previewed for audiences, we noticed Lloyd Kaufman but we failed to notice the former Captain Mal. The big-blue-bruiser prison inmate that gets taught a lesson by Groot and Rocket Raccoon is voiced by Fillion. James Gunn didn’t even keep it a secret and we still missed him on first viewing.

You can see Fillion’s quick performance when Guardians of the Galaxy is released on Friday August 1st. With Fillion still a free agent as a superhero, which Marvel character would you like to see him play?

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  1. lodb says:

    captain hammer 

  2. Kiriana says:

    I’m really dissapointed that that was his role. I was expecting to see him, in a cameo of some sort. They had plenty other short roles for a ton of different actors. 

  3. Hayley says:

    Wow, I just assumed he would be Star Lord’s dad…

  4. Kyle says:

    I get that average movie goers missed it, and even some of the mainstream media. But how does damn near EVERYONE familiar with Nathan Fillion as an actor not recognize the voice print, even if it is modulated? Especially given the fact that Gunn himself TOLD everyone the cameo was included in that 17 minute preview that was screened a few weeks ago. TheErik and I caught it. And now we’re laughing at all the news sites speculating about his role as if nobody’s figured it out. 

  5. TheErik says:

    I noticed it. He’s got a voice modulator on, so it is a deeper register than his regular voice. But Groot picks his nose, so that’s funny.

    • Kyle says:

      If it had happened in the days of OMfG, we’d have been all over it, telling everybody about the cameo they didn’t notice. And still nobody would’ve visited that website 😛 

  6. Broomie says:

    Can’t we just get a Firefly movie and call it even?

  7. Jonny says:

    none, He makes a PERFECT Hal Jordan aka Green Lantern

  8. Bob Huff says:

    Captain Hammer or Captain Tightpants…

  9. Lisa says:

    Definitely Mar-Vell, hopefully with the Kree-Skrull War scenario!!!

  10. Elona says:

    Shirtless Man, please.

  11. Fireforge74 says:

    My top three choices are Richard Rider Nova, Black Knight Dane Whitman or Marc Spector Moon Knight. Runner-up would be Avengers-era Hank McCoy, Simon Williams, or Mar-Vell. 

  12. Kevin says:

    I’m going to go see it Thursday. For anyone who knows me: a) Don’t worry I won’t spoil it, and b) How do you know me? You creeping?

  13. James McGill says:

    Beta Ray Bill

  14. Thought so! When I saw he was credited recently as “Monstrous Inmate” it made sense. I didn’t noticed any Fillion-esque voices but when I thought back on the delivery I figured that must be who he voiced (as it doesn’t look like Nathan particularly). So yep, I guessed correctly!! Ha!!

  15. Terrin says:

    Don’t care who he plays as long as he plays someone because you know he’s awesome no matter what 

  16. bastien says:

    He’d make a great Cactoid Jim

  17. Rob Jensen says:

    Fillion should be held in reserve and take over as Tony Stark whenever RDjr ditches the role. Things might get a little awkward if/when they get smart and cast Stana Katic as the *real* Natasha Romanova to Scarlett Johansson’s Yelena Belova.

  18. He’d be great as a tragic superhero and we’d want him in a good comic movie so it’d have to be Marvel. Sentry, Hyperion, Wonderman, or Taskmaster. If he’d be a villain I think he’d do good with the Spider-Man franchise as Mysterious.

  19. Eric says:

    Dr. Strange 

  20. Eric says:

    Dr strange 

  21. rvestal says:

    Moon Knight  

  22. Clipper says:

    Yup-Nathan Fillion should be Green Lantern-to Jim Caviezal’s Batman. Dump the crybaby.

    • Vern says:

      The crybaby? As in ‘Sad Batman’? I love all that stuff, attacking Affleck for looking grim as Batman, can you imagine the internets’ response if the first photo had been of him in the suit with a huge grin and two thumbs up?

  23. Midnight tweed says:

    I think he could pull  of Namor.If it were a DC movie. I would say Booster Gold

    • ? says:

      I agree he’d be a great choice for Booster Gold or possibly Hal Jordan if they reboot Green Lantern.

      • Vern says:

        He’s too old for all these parts, by the time Castle finishes, and they finally get him in a Marvel movie – something I’m all for, btw – he’ll be knocking 50. What’s a good 50 year old superhero part?

  24. Goodnight says:

    No, not all of us missed it. Some of us just don’t blab all over the net

  25. LDP says:

    If he could get into some mean looking fighting shape, I’d like to see him as John Walker fighting with Bucky over the Captain America identity with the government backing him against Buck, before the inevitable discovery of a real villain that forces them to team up and ends with Bucky as Cap and Walker settling for USAgent.

  26. Lonestar says:

    If it’s today’s Nathan Fillion and Marvel it’s gotta be Corsair. 

    • Gryphon says:

      While he might be good at Corsair, Corsair is a x-men franchise character so it would be a sony release.  Would prefer to see him in the MCU so I can so see him doing Simon Williams, The Wonderman.

  27. Zudotakimo says:

    Nathan needs not play anything other than Drake from Uncharted. That is all.

  28. Nathan Weber says:

    He’s listed on IMDB as ‘Monstrous Inmate’

  29. mayorkl says:

    Adam Warlock or as said earlier, Captain Mar-Vell.

  30. Cls says:

    He doesn’t have to go Marvel, he’d crush as Green Lantern. 

  31. Jeff says:

    I want him to be Captain Mar-Vell

  32. KevinZiggy says:

    Pics or it didn’t happen.

  33. AMunke says:

    hero?  I want to see him as Thanos

  34. Darwin Klub says:

    I say Guardian from Alpha Flight..  dude’s Canadian, makes sense.. 

  35. Artie says:

    Multiple Man

  36. Ken says:

    Vance Astro.

  37. Cerk says:

    And does this big blue bruiser have a name? This article telling us his role is revealed doesn’t actually reveal his role! 

    • Mary Jo says:

      The end credits list him as “Monstrous inmate”, so I think that’s all the name we’re getting.

  38. Geek Otaku says:

    He was already an amazing super hero, as captian hammer. The hammer is my penis is the best line ever.

  39. Me says:

    Captain Hammer, of course.

  40. Sonny Green says:

    Not Marvel, DC. Reboot GL and there you go.
    Alternatively, Team him as Ted Kord with NPH as Booster Gold….