While not nearly as big as San Diego Comic-Con, The Chicago Wizard World Comic Con does respectable enough business and is known for pulling in some stellar talent. The convention has continued on throughout the weekend, where some choice rumors have flown forth. Among the many celebrity guests were Arrow star Stephen Amell, Star Trek legend William Shatner, and Firefly captain Nathan Fillion, just to name a few. And while you'll be hearing some more interesting news coming forth in the hours and days ahead, as journalists pick through their short interviews for news worthy tidbits, one of the coolest moments came when Nathan Fillion revealed which DC Comics superhero he desperately wants to play. And it sounds like a perfect fit.
It seems like everyone in Hollywood is lobbying for a superhero gig nowadays. From Ronda Rousey pimping fan art of herself in Captain Marvel's iconic costume, to Tyrese Gibson all but convincing himself that he really is starring in Green Lantern Corps. (neither are signed at the moment). Big budget Marvel and DC movies are getting all the attention, and so are the number of stars who go out of their way to clamor for any obscure character they can land. And the guy Nathan Fillion wants to play is pretty obscure, at least to mainstream audiences.Read More
On Wednesday, a crowdfunding campaign was launched by Firefly stars Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk for their new web series entitled Con Man. The actors/producers set a goal of $425,000 to produce at least three episodes, and fans have responded in record-breaking ways. In just under two days, Con Man has received more than $1.6 million, which ensures that at least 11 episodes will be produced. The campaign passed the $1 million mark in less than 24 hours, and has set records for both the highest-funded web series within 24 hours, and the highest-funded web series of all time.
If the series reaches its ultimate goal of $1.75 million, two more episodes will be produced, bringing Season 1 to 13 episodes, one of which will be a complete episode of the sci-fi "show-within-a-show" entitled Spectrum. Con Man centers on Wray Nerely (Alan Tudyk), the pilot on the Spectrum sci-fi series that was beloved by fans but cancelled way before its time, leading to the show picking up a cult following. While Wray still struggles to find his big break, his co-star Jack Moore (Nathan Fillion) went on to become a major celebrity.Read More
Alan is writing, directing, starring, and providing craft services for Con Man. Nathan is producing the series and once again taking the helm as captain of a ship in a regular featured role. Alan and Nathan will be joined by a crew of sci-fi fan favorites Sean Maher, Gina Torres, James Gunn, Seth Green, Felicia Day, and Amy Acker with more guest stars being announced throughout the campaign. Con Man is also produced by PJ Haarsma.
Con Man centers around the post-show life of Wray Nerely, (Tudyk) the pilot and co-star of Spectrum, a sci-fi series which was cancelled before it's time and eventually became a cult classic beloved by fans. Wray's good friend, Jack Moore (Fillion) starred in the series and has gone on to become a major celebrity, while Wray continued to struggle to find his big break. While Jack enjoys the life of an A-lister, Wray tours the sci-fi circuit as a guest of conventions, comic book stores, and lots of pop culture events. The show will explore all the weird and crazy things that happen to Wray along the way, while telling the story of a guy learning to love and embrace his fans.Read More
After months of speculation, Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn confirmed last month that Nathan Fillion does have a cameo appearance in Marvel's Phase Two adventure, but denied the rumor that he was playing Richard Rider, a.k.a. Nova. Another unconfirmed report from later that month revealed that the actor was actually voicing the role of Cosmo, the psychic Russian cosmonaut dog who serves as the security chief of Knowehere.
Are you excited to see Nathan Fillion's cameo? Chime in with your thoughts below. How do you think Howard the Duck fits into the story?Read More
Be warned, there will be a minor spoiler for Guardians of the Galaxy below, so if you don't want to know who Nathan Fillion is reportedly playing in Marvel's Phase Two adventure, stop reading right now.
It has already been confirmed that the Knowhere space station will be featured in Guardians of the Galaxy. In the Marvel comic books, Cosmo was the security chief of Knowhere who later becomes a member of the Guardians.Read More
http://movieweb.com/guardians-of-the-galaxy-post-credits-cameo-revealed/Yesterday, it was rumored that a longtime collaborator of director James Gunn would be making a cameo in the post-credits sequence of his upcoming sci-fi epic Guardians of the Galaxy. Latino Review reported that the Human Rocket himself, Nova (a.k.a. Richard Rider), would be making an appearance, played by none other than Firefly and Castle star Nathan Fillion. Today, James Gunn is denying that there is any truth to this.
The rumors of my pal @NathanFillion playing Nova in #guardiansofthegalaxy have been greatly (and entirely) exaggerated. Sorry, humans.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 21, 2014Read More