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
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
Just minutes ago, director James Gunn responded to the actor's revelation over the weekend.
There is a cat running around my office let out of his respective bag. I have a feeling @NathanFillion has been in here.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) April 7, 2014Read More
featuring new characters played by Nathan Fillion, Aubrey Plaza and Tyler Labine. Also joining this upcoming sequel are John Krasinski, Bonnie Hunt, Bobby Moynihan, Julia Sweeney, Beth Behrs and John Ratzenberger. Check out some of the students of MU, then continue reading for more details."Nathan Fillion (Castle) portrays Johnny Worthington [the monster with the horns, above], the confident president of Roar Omega Roar (ROR), a Monsters University fraternity that prides itself on its notable Scarers.""Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) gives voice to Claire Wheeler, the somber president of Monsters University's Greek Council and emcee for the annual Scare Games.
John Krasinski is playing "Frightening" Frank McCay, described as a "Scaring superstar" at Monsters Inc. Bonnie Hunt plays Karen Graves, the elementary school teacher of Billy Crystal's Mike Wazowski. Bobby Moynihan lends his voice to Chet Alexander, a member of the Roar Omega Roar fratnerity. Julia Sweeney plays Ms. Squibbles, the mother to Monsters University freshman Scott "Squishy" Squibbles (Peter Sohn). Beth Behrs voices Carrie Williams, the leader of the Python Nu Kappa sorority, and John Ratzenberger plays an unidentified Monsters Inc. employee.Read More