Big BIG news announced today regarding casting for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and potentially, casting for future Avengers movies..
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Ok, geekdom Fan favourite, Firefly star and all round nice guy, Nathan Fillion has been cast as Simon Williams, a.k.a. Wonder Man, in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
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.
It’s confirmed through photos on ComicBook.com of Fillion’s face on several mock-up movie posters surrounding a theater in Cartersville, Georgia, where a portion of James Gunn’s sequel is set. The theater seems to be hosting a Simon Williams movie festival and the posters range in tone from romantic comedy Oh, Rebecca, to a poster about a film about Marvel Comics character Arkon, a Troma nod in Toxic Janitor 2, a horror movie in Haxan 2 and even a poster for a biopic about Tony Stark, all starring Williams.
Whether these posters are acting as just Easter eggs for Marvel fans or they will transpire into more tangible prospects further down the line we just need to wait and find out!