People have been pining for Nathan Fillion to get a role in the Marvel films for quite some time, and they will be getting their wish in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. Well, they're kind of getting their wish.
The Firefly star just posted a photo on his Instagram account, showing off a barbaric-looking costume. He claims that the still is from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 role, but that the scene was cut from the final version of the movie.
It was rumored that Fillion was playing Simon Williams - aka Wonder Man - in Guardians, but this photo doesn't exactly line-up with the character. However, when looking back at some set photos from the Earth scene in the film, this makes a ton of sense.
Fans took some pictures of a movie theater that was part of the set, and the marquee stated that there was a Simon Williams Film Festival going on. There were posters of William's films hanging out the wall of the theater, with Fillion depicting the lead actor in each one. This seemingly confirmed his role as Wonder Man.
This new Conan-esque look doesn't match up with the traditional style of Williams, but the posters make sense of everything. One of the films is called Arkon, and it stars Simon Williams as a barbaric warrior. The costume Fillion is wearing in his photo directly resembles the ensemble on the poster.
Unfortunately, as the actor states, the seen was cut from the final version of the film. He does assure fans however, stating that the movie is brilliant without it.
UPDATE: Director James Gunn has confirmed, on Twitter, that Nathan Fillion never filmed a scene for the movie. Gunn stated that the actor was just clowning around on set, and posted the picture as a joke.
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn (Slither). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (Jurassic World) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (Spectre) as Drax; Vin Diesel (Furious 7) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (American Sniper) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (Jumper) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (The Big Short) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (Gilmore Girls) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (Oldboy), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), Chris Sullivan (The Knick, The Drop) and Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight, The Thing).
Next up for Marvel is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on May 5, 2017. Spider-Man: Homecoming lands on July 7, 2017, followed by Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017. After that Black Panther debuts on February 16, 2018, while Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018. Ant-Man and the Wasp is slated for July 6, 2018, followed by Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019.
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