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CBMB: Nathan Fillion in Guardians of the Galaxy!

By Muuka Muyumba

Latino-Review’s Marvelous Da7e believed that Fillion might be playing the most well known version of the Marvel space hero Nova in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, but that rumor was quickly debunked by the director, James Gunn:

Instead, Gunn admitted that Fillion was in the film, but only in a cameo he was asked to do for his friend.

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Fillion is a favorite of Guardians director James Gunn, having been in Gunn’s previous efforts like Super and Slither.  Fillion is also a fan-favorite for his work on Joss Whedon‘s Firefly TV series and movie.

He has crafted a remarkable career for himself as a favored player with Whedon and Gunn, as well as a reliable panelist on the Late Show with Dave Letterman, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. However, Fillion greatest achievement has been becoming your mother’s favorite TV star.

Fillion has starred on ABC’s Castle for the past 6 seasons, starting as a mid-season replacement and turning into a network standard. Castle just had its best season in terms of viewership and owes alot to the affable Fillion for its dedicated fanbase. Many fanboys have led the charge to get Fillion cast in a superhero film and may have just won that battle. Of course, Fillion’s placement in an a Marvel show is natural since he is currently on Disney owned ABC.

Fillion would not be the first ABC primetime network star to become a Marvel hero. Emily Van Camp stars on ABC’s Revenge and is now a featured member of Marvel’s family as she played Sharon Carter (Agent 13) in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. No confirmation has come from either Fillion himself or Marvel, but rumors have been rampant for months.

Guardians of the Galaxy is set for release on August 1, 2014.