A little under a year ago we reported on Nathan Fillion’s role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (here) and at the time we declared it as genius!
He was spotted (sort of) on set at the time as Simon Willimans AKA Wonder Man. By the way, this means that Fillion, despite not really appearing as one, is a superhero in the MCU. Which is pretty cool.
Well, in the Marvel Comics Universe, Simon Williams was a former member of the Masters of Evil, a villainous stable opposed to the Avengers, he later reformed and joined the Avengers as a fully fledged member. He eventually retired from the Avengers to pursue an acting career but always remained as an active reserve member.
So the original reports from the set were of movie posters on set featuring Fillion as Willimans – in one poster he was actually playing Tony Stark!
But now the actor himself has shared an image (below) on his Instagram page of a deleted scene from Guardians Vol 2 where he’s dressed as a Barbarian as he appears in a movie – within the movie – called Arkon in which he plays a space-faring Barbarian.
Anyway, here’s the image and, as much as we love this, can we please get Fillion in a main role in a Marvel (or DC) movie please!?