RUMOR: Is Nathan Fillion Being Considered For Superman?

This is all just a rumor, but Nathan Fillion could maybe be the guy to put on Superman's suit?

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By Kaboom - 7/15/2010

Here on Comic Book Movie, we all were delighted to see an article which seemed to confirm the rumors that Jonah Nolan was (all but set) to direct the Superman film (which is neither a reboot/sequel, just a Superman film). Then, thankfully, the rumor of Zachary Levi auditioning was debunked. No offense to Levi, I think he has a good look for the role but I really dont want to see him take it on. There are WAY better actors, and at this point with the Superman films, you need to make it all top notch!

Now this is a rumor, so dont necessarily take it as CONFIRMATION or anything, you should treat it just like how we all treated the rumors that Zachary Levi auditioned... but could Nathan Fillion be Superman?

I know that everyone is anti-no sources, so yeah, you are NOT going to see a source on the bottom, but that is because I have heard some very credible "rumblings" between different people that DC wants "Castle" as Superman. Now considering they apparently are considering a "tv star" that we wont expect in the role, it very well could be Fillion, I dont think we all ever really thought about that!

You know of all TV stars, it does actually seem quite feasible. Fillion can do everything that was mentioned to happen in the film, so I see this having some possible credence. Heck, he really does have an inappropriate build for it as well...
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OverCross - 7/15/2010, 8:28 AM
No your thinking about ANT-MAN that he's up for
ElBicho - 7/15/2010, 8:29 AM
They'll go younger, but Fillion deserves to be a Superhero!
vRockMcCarty - 7/15/2010, 8:39 AM
Taboo you did not just say that Vampire boy could even be Superman?! haha :P
loganoneil - 7/15/2010, 9:10 AM
TABOO13 - What the HELL are you on, and more importantly, did you bring enough to share with everyone?! ...Pattinson for Superman??!! ...rumors of Taylor 'Sharkboy' Lautner appearing in 'X-Men: First Class'???!!! What the HELL is the comic book world coming to???!!!! These movies demand TALENTED actors who actually CAN act, not overblown, overhyped Disney rejects who's only real 'gift' is a genetic disposition to stand there and 'look pretty'!!! Otherwise these projects will be reduced to the laughing-stock material of say a 'Twilight' film! NO!! Oh HELLLLLLL NO!!!!!

In my opinion, Fillion would have been best suited as Green Lantern, not Ryan 'Van Wilder' Reynolds! My vote for the Big Blue Schoolboy is:



...John Barrowman!!!
blueballs - 7/15/2010, 9:56 AM
Captain hammer as Superman hmmm naww, Love Firefly/Serenity but hes not right for it. Besides that rumour of hiring a tv actor is so purposely vague cause its BS
CorndogBurglar - 7/15/2010, 12:55 PM
I like Fillion and all, but Superman?? HA!!!!!!!!!!
vRockMcCarty - 7/15/2010, 1:03 PM
@loganoneil - Woah, settle down there cowboy. Don't get ur panties in a bunch. Taboo was just having some F.U.N. and there is no need to have a NerdGasm all over her face! haha :P

But ya Tabby (alright if I call ya that?:), he can not play superman. To be straight up though I don't think that anyone should play him. He is so much of a legend that no one could live up that role, besides Mr. Christopher Reeve. May he R.I.P. There are just somethings that should not be done no matter how much money is involved :)
chris915 - 7/15/2010, 4:53 PM
Um...source?

Where did u get this rumor?
LP4 - 7/16/2010, 2:17 AM
@Superguy1591: I like what you said and it's true. Superman represents the very ideals and values that we as humans must work and strive for. I hope whoever they cast will have the integrity towards the character and will always know which direction Superman must go. That is also why I do not want Brandon Routh to return...he still reeks of "Superman Returns" and is a hack of an actor. I used to be against Tom Welling because he's too associated with Smallville and I wanted a fresh new face...but sometimes getting someone who's "too fresh" wouldn't work either...plus Tom Welling really does look the MOST like Superman, he looks more like Superman than Reeve. So I- as a Superman-fan (not a smallville fan) will finally vote in favor of Welling. He's got the look and the acting chops and at this point Green Lantern is gaining so much steam, we need someone like Welling with his experience in the role. My close friend is hardcore GL/Hal and I"m hardcore Supes. I want to be able to tell him, my favorite hero beat his in the new films. :)
ClintEastwood - 7/16/2010, 4:36 AM
Why's everybody on here got a boner for that guy? Who the [frick] is he?
BmanHall - 7/16/2010, 6:33 AM
Still think he would have made a great Green Lantern.
McLovin - 7/16/2010, 8:57 AM
I confirm BmanHall's comment.

@ LP4 - Well said Sir. I'm not a huge fan of Welling or Smallville either. But you got to admit, the guy looks and SOUNDS just like the Man of Steel. He may not be the greatest actor, but with the right script, a great director, great veteran actors (think Anthony Hopkins) and the right editing, I think he could definitely do it justice.
Gotbatman - 7/16/2010, 9:13 AM
does anyone else realize a TV star can also mean HBO which means The Tudors which means Henry Cavill :P
so all you Cavill for Superman fans can still have your hopes up! :D

TABOO @ people tell me I look like Robert Pattinson a lot....I take it as a compliment cause A LOT of girls find him attractive xD hahah
loganoneil - 7/16/2010, 10:09 AM
ClintEastwood - The man's had TWO hit shows, 1. 'Castle' and 2. 'Firefly' (and the subsequent movie 'Serenity'). He's also guest stared in a number of other successful series like 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' (He played Caleb) and 'Desperate Housewives'. He also played 'Captain Hammer' in the hysterical web-film 'Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog' with Neil Patrick Harris (just to name a FEW of his credits).
ClintEastwood - 7/16/2010, 10:50 AM
@loganoneil - Alright thanks, I've never seen those the only time I hear of him is on this.
loganoneil - 7/16/2010, 10:56 AM
Clint - You've NEVER seen 'Firefly' or 'Serenity'?! OMFG! You NEED to at least rent them and see what all the hype about this guy really is! He's abso-@#$!-ing-lutely BRILLIANT as Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds!!
LP4 - 7/16/2010, 11:33 AM
@McLovin- Thanks for the kudos, it's good for us Superman-fans to be free here to discuss our own ideas and share our thoughts on the new Supes film coming out. I just hope it can stand up to the Batman and GL trilogies. I have heard nothing of a possible trilogy coming from this reboot, but I sure hope they consider the idea. If no trilogy then I'm fine with one REALLY epic film. And yeah, Tom Welling totally looks the part, I mean...he EMBODIES the near-exact physical attributes of Superman. And if given the role in the new film...he would be the TRUEST of all Supermen since he has played Clark Kent for 10 years now and then of course upgrading to Superman. I hope they go with Welling rather than take a chance with some unknown like Routh again. Because WB CANNOT [frick] up this new film...they already [frick]ed up the last one...if they [frick] up this next one, then I'm scared that that'll be it for our big blue boyscout on the big-screen. He needs to be done justice finally like all the other heroes...WB needs to get their act together and give him a decent villain with decent action- PLEASE WB LET HIM THROW AT LEAST ONE FREAKEN PUNCH THIS TIME. Let him actually FIGHT someone this time around- he's a SUPERHERO for pete's sake, i'm sick of "soap-opera-supes"
ROMACK - 7/16/2010, 12:56 PM
Clint@ I have a copy of Firefly that I never returned to one of my best friends that I will give you just so you can experience Capt. Malcolm Reynolds in all his Browncoat glory. Just let me know dude! Seriously!
ROMACK - 7/16/2010, 1:00 PM
Hey Taboo alot girls tell me I look like Rob Pattinsons Father. Does that score me any points or what? No? Alright fine!.........Got any picks of your Mom?
Just kiddin'. =P
Gotbatman - 7/16/2010, 2:52 PM
OH SNAP ROMACK's makin' a move.....kinda :P

p.s. (the robert pattinson comment i made was not meant in a pervy kind of way)
ROMACK - 7/16/2010, 2:55 PM
Oh I know man. I'm just funnin' myself. :D

...but I do got big wood for my Boy Fillion....but you know in a totally hetero kinda way...
McLovin - 7/16/2010, 3:28 PM
@ LP4 - I stand behind everything you just said 100%. Another failed Superman film would mean disaster in a Gulf of Mexico scale! Ok, not really but you get what I mean ;-)
ClintEastwood - 7/16/2010, 4:20 PM
Does Serenity make sense without seeing anything else? It's a instant netflix thing. May watch that if it stands alone.
ClintEastwood - 7/16/2010, 4:22 PM
Oh wait Firefly's in there too, is it worth watching all?
jimoakley666 - 7/16/2010, 5:14 PM
Maybe they meant 'Frank Castle' and they're after Ray Stevenson as an older Superman? Ha. I keed I keed...

Or do I?
SuperManFan01 - 7/17/2010, 4:13 AM
Fillion would be better for Batman or Green Lantern(Hal Jordan) if he worked out. Routh for Superman!
ROMACK - 7/17/2010, 7:14 AM
Clint@ It is definetly worth watching. I have probably watched Firefly four times. But you can watch Serenity without having watched the series dude.
Ven0m - 7/17/2010, 11:46 AM
He looks [frick]ing horrible for Superman! Definatley hope not! Is a great actor in all and does need to be in a CBM as a super hero but not Superman!
McGinnis - 7/17/2010, 12:11 PM
I think Fillion would be really awesome as Superman.Also I'm a BIG Smallville fan but I don't know if I'd want to see Tom Welling as Superman though I do think he is probably one of the few actors who thoroughly understands the character.
SuperGeek1990 - 7/17/2010, 12:47 PM
No Robert Patterson, or any teen heartthrob for this movie
BrianZKing - 7/17/2010, 4:16 PM
Were we all delighted about the idea of Jonathan Nolan directing? I mean, he's never directed anything before.
Slugster - 7/17/2010, 8:57 PM
RYAN McPARTLIN Should get the chance
SHAZAMbizznitch - 7/18/2010, 6:06 PM
No. That is all. No.
Akercocke - 7/18/2010, 11:26 PM
He'd be great as Bizarro...
superman78 - 7/19/2010, 8:15 PM
Oh God, please God no. This person, Castle, looks wierd. That's the best way to say it. He looks wierd as hell.
Acerimmer1 - 8/11/2010, 11:29 AM
Ah ha ha ha ha.
IowaJeff - 8/12/2010, 8:48 PM
TOM HARDY would make a GREAT Superman

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