Nathan Fillion's WONDER-ful cameo role for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL.2 revealed

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When just about every single superhero movie featuring a suave and/or snarky male hero is announced, Nathan Fillion’s name is almost never far behind on the lips of fans. Since breaking out in Josh Whedon’s Firefly, Fillion has been a perennial fan favourite actor and his hordes of admirers have eagerly been waiting for him to finally become a big screen superhero. And they may just have had their wish granted. Sort of.

Fillion is a close friend of James Gunn, writer/director of Marvel’s brilliant Guardians of the Galaxy and it’s upcoming sequel. Because of their friendship, Fillion actually had a cameo in the first film, though you would never know it as he only played a completely CG alien character in the Kyln space-prison who didn’t even have any lines.

But for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, Gunn is giving his buddy a much more visible role as none other than Simon Williams, the ridiculously powerful Avenger also known as Wonder Man!

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But before you start drooling about that possibility, you have to know that there’s a catch. In the Marvel Comics universe, Simon Williams is a retired superhero (who started off as a villain, became an Avenger and then sorta got pissed at everybody and did his own thing – going through a whole lot of costume changes along the way) who becomes a world-renowned big time movie star. And it’s the latter occupation that Fillion will be taking up here.

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The film is currently shooting in Georgia, where a local cinema has been been given an MCU makeover with a big marquee announcing a Simon Williams Film Festival, and several of the posters on the wall show off Fillion as Williams as the star of these movies.

They’re a bit small and grainy, but the posters appear to show off movies that are a riff on actual real life titles. Oh, Rebecca could be a There’s Something About Mary ripoff, Akron is actually Marvel’s very own answer to Conan, Haxan 2 is a sequel to what could be a Warlock substitute, Toxic Janitor 2 is clearly a take on Troma classic Toxic Avenger (Gunn actually got his break working on Troma movies), and Tony Stark is none other than a Steve Jobs styled biopic. Yes, Nathan Fillion actually also played Tony Stark who is played by Robert Downey Jr!

It’s uncertain if GOTG Vol. 2 will feature more of Fillion than just these posters, though chances are these are nothing more than Easter Eggs for fans. BUT there’s no denying that this could be a very sly way of introducing the character who will then make his full superhero debut in some untitled Phase 4 movie. And thanks to the kickass artist BossLogic, we don’t even have to wait for that hypothetical movie to see just how he would look!

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is scheduled for release on May 5, 2017.

Source: CBM

Last Updated: April 29, 2016

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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