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Check out all the Nathan Fillion cameo posters from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2


Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Caste) has appeared in most, if not all, James Gunn’s movies. However, he has yet to make a proper appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He did provide the voice for the big blue alien dude during the prison scene of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Gunn was going to have him feature in the film as Simon Williams, aka Power Man, who is also an actor in the Marvel Universe. There were going to be a few movie posters dotted around the scenes set on Earth, but they weren’t used. Here is what Gunn had to say about it.

As many of you know one of my best friends in the world is Nathan Fillion. Along with Michael Rooker and Gregg Henry he’s been in every movie I’ve directed – even as a monstrous, perverted voice in Guardians of the Galaxy. I didn’t have a good cameo for him in Vol. 2 – and I wanted to bring him more fully into the MCU at some point, so I didn’t want to make him Aakon Guard #2, narrowing his chance of a more substantial role in the future. I really do love the character of Simon Williams/Wonder Man in the comics – a sometimes douchey actor/superhero – and could see Nathan clearly in that role (not because he’s a douchebag but because he’s great at playing one). But, of course, in a movie set 99.9% in space I didn’t really have a place for him. So in a small flash to earth I decided to put a theater playing a “Simon Williams Film Festival,” with six Simon Williams movie posters outside. Obviously, from the posters, he’s had a run of B movies. Most of them in themselves are Easter eggs of some sort or another. Unfortunately, the small section of the scene where they appeared slowed down the movie and I had to cut the Easter eggs from the film (along with storefronts named after comic book luminaries Starlin, Mantlos, Annett and others). Equally a bummer was that a lot of people took photos of these posters on the day so suddenly every fan site was reporting that Nathan was playing Wonder Man in he movie. He was even the third-billed actor on IMDB!

A few of the posters have hit the Internet and you can see them below.

Gunn also started at Troma, which explains the Toxic Avenger type poster.

Via James Gunn

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