EXCLUSIVE: Alan Tudyk on Blue Beetle/Booster Gold: "If It's Working With Nathan, I'm In."

by Russ Burlingame

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(Photo: Zach D. Roberts)

Shortly after Nathan Fillion appeared at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago saying he'd like to take a swing at the role of Booster Gold in an upcoming DC Comics movie, the Internet sprung into action, fan-casting Fillion's Firefly co-star Alan Tudyk in the role of Blue Beetle, Booster's longtime best friend.

When reports came out of a Booster Gold/Blue Beetle movie actually in development at Warner Bros., ComicBook.com made some casting suggestions -- and when our comments thread and Twitter feed were filled with alternatives, far and away the most common was the Fillion/Tudyk pairing.

During New York Comic Con, we had the opportunity to speak with Tudyk, and asked him whether he'd be down for the job. In spite of appearing not to know about the project, Fillion's interest or the character himself, he said that working with his Firefly and Con Man partner would be enough to draw him in.

"Well, that’s great. If it’s working with Nathan, I’m in," Tudyk said of the fan support, adding, "Also, being a bug for me? I’d like that. Roly-poly is nice. I’d like to be one of them. That’s what we called them back in Texas, but they’re almost a beetle."

You can check out the comments as part of a larger interview in support of his new series, Con Man, which will run tomorrow (with video).

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at ComicBook.com back in 2011.