Marvel Studios first movie of 2017 was a rollicking success, featuring some of their most popular characters of the modern era in their second big screen adventure. But while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 pleased many fans, some were disappointed due to cuts to the movie.
Actor Nathan Fillion has appeared in every one of director James Gunn’s movies, including a minor cameo in the first Guardians Of The Galaxy. And the actor was going to have quick appearance in the latest movie as a popular Avenger from the comic books, but Gunn revealed they had to cut it from the final edit.
And though Fillion did not debut as Simon Williams AKA Wonder Man during the runtime of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the actor won’t give up hope that he could appear as the character in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“I understand fans being disappointed, but I still had a good time,” Fillion said to the Toronto Sun. “Let’s hope something comes from that opportunity.”
The scene in question takes place when Ego’s flower-blob starts taking over planet Earth near Peter Quill’s hometown. Gunn revealed some pictures of movie posters at a theater hosting a “Simon Williams Film Festival,” featuring Fillion as the actor/superhero. In the MCU, Williams had starred in Conan-esque movie based on Akron of Weirdworld and a Jobs-like biopic about Tony Stark.
It wasn’t a full-fledged appearance, as he’d only appear in photographs and movie artwork, but it was Fillion being featured as a beloved Avenger all the same.
Unfortunately Gunn cut that sequence down to shave off the runtime, making Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 his first movie in which Fillion doesn’t show up.
But the actor’s words lend hope that he might one day appear as the character in the MCU. As long as fans keep clamoring for an appearance of the character to Kevin Feige, there’s always a possibility it can happen.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in theaters now. The movie will release on Blu-ray and DVD on August 22.
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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).