James Gunn Talks about Nathan Fillion's role in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY; "There's No Nova"

Talking to the Nerdist.com director of Marvel's up coming space adventure Guardians Of the Galaxy James Gunn, had a few words to say about Nathan Fillion. He hints that the actor could end up having a larger role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read on for more..

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By McNyagano - 6/30/2014

There has been rumours about Nathan playing Nova and even Cosmo. Well the director himself James Gunn spoke to the Nerdist.com to clear up the rumours once and for all saying, “Nathan Fillion is not Nova". He added, “There’s so much bullshit on the internet. I woke up – first it’s ‘Nathan’s Nova!’, then there are articles all over saying Nathan’s Cosmo. It’s like, ‘What?!’ Nathan’s role is a very small cameo that I wanted to give to Nathan because I love working with him and I think it’s lucky for me to have Nathan in all of my movies. At the same time I wanted to give him something where Nathan could have a larger role in the Marvel Universe if either Joss [Whedon] or I or whoever chose to do that in the future. Which I would love to do. This is very interesting that he mentions Joss Whedon. Could Nathan have a larger riole in Avengers 3 since this movie mostly sets up that film? 

 Gunn continued, "I would love to give Nathan something he could really chew on, but it didn’t work out on this movie for two reasons. Number one — because he was shooting Castle. And number two, because it just wasn’t the right exact role for him.” What role could James Gunn be possibly talking about here? Nathan's role here could be pivotal in later movies going by what James said. He seems to imply that Nathan couldn't take a larger role due to scheduling conflict and the role wasn't right for him or better yet, it didn't fit into the story he was trying to tell. And lastly, the director confirmed that there's won't be Nova in the film, "You won’t see the Nova character in the film. You’ll see the Nova Corps.”  What do you guys think about this? Are you dissapointed that Nova won't appear in the film at all? leave your thoughts in the usual place.

Source: Nerdist.com
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Barry - 6/30/2014, 4:39 AM
Nathan Fillion = Adam Warlock
Doopie - 6/30/2014, 4:41 AM
I'm not gonna 'guarantee' anything, or 'call it now' but I think Nova will appear
AlexanderLykins - 6/30/2014, 4:43 AM
McNyagano - 6/30/2014, 4:46 AM
Is this what a Nova looks like yeah?

Just wanna make sure because I'm don't know anything about GOTG lore.
alexander - 6/30/2014, 4:46 AM
this sounds more like he wanted to give a role but couldn't is it just me or any one else get that vibe!!!!
Doopie - 6/30/2014, 4:49 AM

That's Nova all right. At least it's the real Nova, he has been replaced by some kid in the comics
alexander - 6/30/2014, 4:49 AM
pretty sure that's what its looks like @mcnyagano !!!! do you know anything else you did say nova was in it @mcnyagano !!!!!
Barry - 6/30/2014, 4:52 AM
Nathan Fillion played "The Holy Avenger" in James Gunn's SUPER.
Barry - 6/30/2014, 4:55 AM
It wouldn't surprise me if he has a cameo in GOTG as a messianic figure.
Barry - 6/30/2014, 4:55 AM
BatzFTWfan - 6/30/2014, 4:59 AM
Indeed he is adam warlock. Wait and see, if its larger, then NATHAN FILLON IS ADAM WARLOCK.

I even asked him on Insta, and he didn't reply. So, a possiblity.
kinghulk - 6/30/2014, 5:02 AM
i hope he is J'son
LMB10 - 6/30/2014, 5:05 AM
Starkasm - 6/30/2014, 5:05 AM

That just made me rock hard.
TheAmbassador - 6/30/2014, 5:05 AM
I got free tickets for an advanced screening next monday that I have to bail on because I can't get my shift covered at work. So heated. Now I have to wait for August 1 like the everyone else. Booo
LMB10 - 6/30/2014, 5:05 AM
LordHuck - 6/30/2014, 5:07 AM
DEVLIN712 - 6/30/2014, 5:08 AM
2 questions:
- Did you see a finished cut or a pre-FX cut (just curious)?
- Was the guy playing Nova recognizable? I'm a fan of Nova so I hope they get the right guy.
alexander - 6/30/2014, 5:08 AM
mar vell
beta ray bill
quassar(although they would go with female version)
michael korvac
star hawk
all these roles would have to require change in form though for him!!!!!
MsDarkPhoenix - 6/30/2014, 5:09 AM
Marvel has lied many times before, it wouldn't surprise me if Gunn is lying...
UltimateTypeface - 6/30/2014, 5:09 AM
I reckon there should be a spoiler alert on any GoG thread that McNy is posting on...

Let it be McNy!
Kayo - 6/30/2014, 5:10 AM
Wendell Vaughn
UltimateTypeface - 6/30/2014, 5:14 AM
Didnt realize this is actually McNy article... i probably should have known not to look at this.
Barry - 6/30/2014, 5:21 AM
Clark "Coulson" Gregg's favorite Marvel character is Adam Warlock. If they got Fillion to play him, he'd be more likely to do cameo appearances on AGENTS OF SHIELD. They could tie Adam into Skye's story somehow.
TheAbaryMan369 - 6/30/2014, 5:25 AM

I hope they don't wreck him in the future
mgeoff88 - 6/30/2014, 5:26 AM
Who Nathan Fillion could be playing:

-Adam Warlock
-Captain Marvel
-Jason of Sparta
Barry - 6/30/2014, 5:29 AM
Isn't the upcoming season of Castle its last?
charlie2094 - 6/30/2014, 5:34 AM
Nova could still easily be in the film, they're not going to spoil anything before the film releases. Would make sense for him to have some sort of cameo before getting a larger role. Interesting that they said they wanted to give Fillion a role that could turn into something larger, be great to see!

Be great to see Nova, wouldn't be surprised if he's in the film at all, be it Fillion or not.
NovaCorpsFan - 6/30/2014, 5:51 AM
When they say fun little cameo, why do people seem to hear, major Marvel character reveal?
AlphaMasterFlex - 6/30/2014, 5:55 AM
Obviously it's Howard the Duck!!!!!!

Also @theAmbassador straight up quit your [frick]ing job or tell them to [frick] off Guardians takes priority!
AlphaMasterFlex - 6/30/2014, 5:56 AM
@barry it could be but I recall the producers saying they didn't want the next to be the last.
TelaVizion - 6/30/2014, 5:57 AM
He'll be Mal in a bar scene. Just watch.
AlphaMasterFlex - 6/30/2014, 5:59 AM
That would be sexxxxxx^^^^

Still holding out for a boba Fett cameo in the background.
TelaVizion - 6/30/2014, 5:59 AM
You know, I could actually see him playing J'Son. If it's not touched on in this movie, I hope they do the whole "daddy issues" in the next movie. And not just that, J'Son is a real asshole in the comics (especially towards Earth).
StarYeezus - 6/30/2014, 6:13 AM
He didn't exactly say "no Richard Rider" though...
0megaDaGod - 6/30/2014, 6:25 AM

I picked up on that too.
Bekss - 6/30/2014, 6:42 AM
It 's just gonna be a fun cameo as security guard #3. Stop exaggerating this or you'll be very dissapointed
Ramiel - 6/30/2014, 7:00 AM
He'd be a great Warlock.
AFreeMan - 6/30/2014, 7:51 AM
Sounds like he's not playing any character. Just a Cameo.
Rulk - 6/30/2014, 8:53 AM
It may be a long shot... but I hope he cameos as BUG!!! Gunn did say he was thinking of having Bug being one of the Guardians in this film's early development.

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