Nathan Fillion DOES NOT Want To Play ANT-MAN

Nathan Fillion DOES NOT Want To Play ANT-MAN

The actor has been rumored and fancast for the role of Ant-Man so often I sometimes have to remind myself he actually doesn't have the role.

Attending the LA Times Hero Complex Film Festival, actor Nathan Fillion, who has a legion of loyal fans fielded a number of questions following a screening of Joss Whedon's 2005 film, Serenity. Touching on everything from Ant-Man, to Wonder Woman and Uncharted, here's what Fillion had to say. As reported by

Fans were able to ask questions and it essentially turned into people asking about every project that has had Fillion's name attached to it over the past few years. Someone asked if he wants to play Ant-Man in Edgar Wright's upcoming Marvel film, and he shrugged and said, "did you ever just love Ant-Man? Not me." He had a similar reaction to a question about a role [Steve Trevor] in a potential Wonder Woman movie, but perked up when the topic of the Uncharted movie came up, saying "that would be great, because everyone wants their own Indiana Jones movie." But ultimately, he recognizes that he's not a big enough box office draw to recoup a big budget, quipping, "If I were making that movie, I wouldn't get me to do it. Do I want to be in it? Yes!"

It appears that Fillion has no desire to portray Hank Pym for Marvel Studios or Steve Trevor for Warner Bros. even though his fans would love to see him in such mainstream roles. It's interesting that out of all the roles that he's fancasted for, the one most polarizing, that of Nathan Drake [Uncharted] is the only one that he actually wants. And even he admits that he's probably not right for it. As far as Ant-Man and The Avengers goes, Fillion is just not right for the role, can you honestly see Fillion on screen talking science with Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark and Mark Ruffalo's Bruce Banner?

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SHHH - 5/21/2012, 11:46 AM
Keep Him Clear Of Ant Man Please...
DrStrangeFan - 5/21/2012, 11:47 AM
Sad Face :(
OptimusPrime114 - 5/21/2012, 11:47 AM
That's cool.

He doesn't seem like Hank Pym to me.
TheGambitFreak - 5/21/2012, 11:50 AM
Trust me, he was a big part of UUncharted, if Edgar Wright wants him, Joss Whedon will make him play Pym

Besides, this is nothing new, he's said that a billion times.

As I said, If Wright wants him, Joss will convince him to do it.
marvel72 - 5/21/2012, 11:53 AM
what about giant-man or yellow jacket,or is it he doesn't want to play hank pym?
Hawksblueyes - 5/21/2012, 11:54 AM
Fillion could certainly hold his own on screen with Downey and Ruffalo BUT...he is not right for Ant-Man.
AlexDeLarge87 - 5/21/2012, 11:54 AM
Never really liked the guy. Then again never really watched his works either... beside Serenity which was... well didnt like it.
TheGambitFreak - 5/21/2012, 11:55 AM
@MarkJulian You honestly don't believe that Nathan Fillion could be attached to one of the greatest, sophisticated, confusing, coversation with RDJ and Ruffalo? Wow. Considering the fact that even if Joss does not return for a sequel, he'll definitely have a looksy at the script. Those 3, in a room, with an Ultron prototype would be the best of the best in the witty comedic aspects of dialogue. Trust me. Thats one of the very major reason people want him for Pym.
DeadPoolLax - 5/21/2012, 11:58 AM
keep him free for an "UNCHARTED" movie as Nathan Drake. It would be sick!
webheaded - 5/21/2012, 11:59 AM
I'm pretty sure not too many generic actors want to play a guy named "Ant-Man". Just saying, it may seem like a ridiculous role when heard the first time.
RunDTC - 5/21/2012, 11:59 AM
Adrian Brody FTW!
MarkJulian - 5/21/2012, 11:59 AM
I love Fillion. As a scientist though? Don't see it.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 5/21/2012, 12:00 PM
Well, there ya go.
2gold - 5/21/2012, 12:00 PM
Don't give the role to someone who doesn't want the role. Period. He has "Castle" and he doesn't seem to care to be it. I can see him in the role but if he doesn't, move on.
TheGambitFreak - 5/21/2012, 12:00 PM
@AlexDeLarge87 & Gaston Funny you guys should say that. Cause well...

LucasMend - 5/21/2012, 12:01 PM
ewan mcgregor or Simon Baker
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 5/21/2012, 12:02 PM
Not too sure for him as Ant-Man, but as Nathan Drake for Uncharted? Oh, heeelll yeeaahh!! But, of course, if he doesn't want to play as Nate, then, oh, well.
ShinjaTurtle - 5/21/2012, 12:03 PM
And these... are not the hammer...
mk - 5/21/2012, 12:03 PM
never liked him for antman anyway.. still like simon baker or patrick wilson
MrBlueSky - 5/21/2012, 12:05 PM
I've never really seen him as Antman. I prefer Simon Baker.
Talontd - 5/21/2012, 12:05 PM
I never really got the all the desire for him as PYM either. Sure he is a master with witty dialog and has great timing, but there is much more to the character than that.

SoulxAvenger - 5/21/2012, 12:05 PM
I agree 100% with GambitFreak. Having RDJ Ruffalo and Fillion together talking science would be awesome.
ManThing - 5/21/2012, 12:06 PM
I could see it. But there are numerous other actors that would be just as good.

Also in reply to what he said, Yes I do... Not Ant-Man necessarily, but Hank Pym in his capacity as a significant player in the Avengers and in Marvel in general yes I absolutely do like him.
sydneygill - 5/21/2012, 12:07 PM
Haha.. that's funny. So many fanboys want him for this and that, sometimes people forget that it's fans, not the actual actor who pushes to be in every fancast.. That said, he woulda been awesome on screen with RDJ and others. Might be not his dream role and all, but I'm sure he wouldn't refuse if asked, haha. Trouble is, he won't be asked. Not only because he's not a box-office draw, but he's on a TV show almost for the whole year. I mean he just really wouldn't have time to do anything besides his Castle gig. Listen guys, Nathan Fillion won't be in ANYTHING while he's in Castle. Simple as that.
2gold - 5/21/2012, 12:09 PM
Ok, I got to admit, Black Widow smuggling Ant-Man in between her breasts would be hilarious and a great use of Scarlett's cleavage.
OrganizedChaos - 5/21/2012, 12:10 PM
well its not like no one cant play ant-man, im sure there are many possible actors that can play a scientist hero

But get Autumn Reeser for Wasp please!
StrangerX - 5/21/2012, 12:11 PM
Well I certainly think he can hold his own, but if he doesn't want to do if,,[frick] EM.
ronnie42 - 5/21/2012, 12:12 PM
Still don't see the point in Ant-man, can someone explain to me why theres some much hype for an antman?
GingerBird - 5/21/2012, 12:13 PM
Ant Man? Jezz this whole CBM genre is getting really dumb and out of hand. This summer, when TDKR comes out, CBM will have peeked.
RaMMaR - 5/21/2012, 12:15 PM
i'd like to see what Anthony Michael Hall could do with the character. Plus, it'd be a mini-reunion of sorts with fellow SNL alum, RDJ (IF Pym's introduced/joins The Avengers 2).
patriautism - 5/21/2012, 12:16 PM
Well he doesn't really look like Hank Pym anyway, ant-man is blonde and stuff Aaron Eckhart on the other hand, is the spitting image of Pym.
BoosterGold1991 - 5/21/2012, 12:18 PM
What about Benedict Cumberbatch as Ant-Man?
patriautism - 5/21/2012, 12:18 PM
and Shannyn Sossamon for Janet Van Dyne

SCOURGE - 5/21/2012, 12:23 PM
Best news I've heard all day...he's an awful actor
Gmoney84 - 5/21/2012, 12:24 PM
Ant-man needs to be a second string, B-rate actor. Matt Damon is too big of a name. This needs to either be a semi-star or a unknown similar to Chris Hemsworth.
sydneygill - 5/21/2012, 12:33 PM
Yeah, funny. If he said he wants to play Ant-Man there'd be cries that he doesn't fit or not enough of a star. And all sorts of ugly fanboying like with Uncharted. Now the guy said he's not keen on it, and suddenly he's not worthy to be Ant-Man, frack him and stuff LOL. He's a good actor, but he doesn't owe you anything, fanboys, and he doesn't decide these things, jeez..
superotherside - 5/21/2012, 12:33 PM
I'd wouldn't mind him playing Pym but if he doesn't want it I guess I can go with someone else.
NoAssemblyReqd - 5/21/2012, 12:34 PM
Are they still going with the Pym - Lang flashback flash forward route? If so, does that mean no Pym as part of the Avengers?
SCOURGE - 5/21/2012, 12:34 PM
Damon is an interesting choice...
lntrn8 - 5/21/2012, 12:35 PM
Fillion won't play Ant Man bc he can't get over playing GL:
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