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

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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).

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11 Comments

    • RAYZA
    • 350 Posts in 27 Months

    I really hope they become Blue Beetle and Booster Gold.

  1. That would be INCREDIBLE!!! They would totally be great in a Blue Beatle and Booster Gold Movie!

    • DarkWater
    • 959 Posts in 18 Months

    I know I will be in the minority, but I hope this doesn't happen. The reason why Ted is a genius, but also a skilled martial artist crime fighter and I don't see that with Alan. Michael was also in the NFL, but got kicked out for cheating and Nathan just doesn't look like a former NFL player.

  2. DarkWater said ... (original post)

    I know I will be in the minority, but I hope this doesn't happen. The reason why Ted is a genius, but also a skilled martial artist crime fighter and I don't see that with Alan. Michael was also in the NFL, but got kicked out for cheating and Nathan just doesn't look like a former NFL player.

    College football, not NFL, but other than that, yeah. I don't disagree for the most part. More than anything, I felt obliged to ask him since so many of our fans were 100% for it...but I think they're both too old to play the roles now unless their age was a plot point (maybe time travel-related).

  3. he would be a good blue bettle though im sure they would go with someone younger

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