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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (2017): Nathan Fillion Cast In Surprise Role

Wonder Man

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 adds Nathan Fillion to it’s growing cast. The Serenity and Slither actor will play Simon Williams, better known as Wonder Man, in the science fiction Marvel sequel.

While Fillion is now best known for his lead role on ABC‘s Castle, he is no stranger to the superhero and science fiction genres. He played Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the cult classic TV series Firefly and played the “heroic” Captain Hammer in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, both of which were created by Joss Whedon. Set to play a reformed villain in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Fillion is well-suited to bring Wonder Man to life.

Depicted in the comics as a super-powered criminal who turns on his back on crime and becomes a member of The Avengers, it is unknown how exactly Wonder Man will fit into the movie:

Whether Fillion actually shows up onscreen as Williams in the movie or not remains to be seen of course, as there’s every chance these posters will just be used as background easter eggs. Still, pretty cool I’m sure you’ll agree.

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is produced by Marvel Studios’ president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

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