June 23, 2014 07:20:15 GMT
The director says the 'Castle' actor 'has a very small fun cameo' in the Marvel superhero film, but he may not play Nova as rumored.
Following speculation about Nathan Fillion's involvement in "Guardians of the Galaxy", James Gunn has confirmed the actor's cameo appearance in his movie. The director initially denied the rumors, but let it slip after a fan asked him on Twitter.
"The rumors of my pal @NathanFillion playing Nova in #guardiansofthegalaxy have been greatly (and entirely) exaggerated. Sorry, humans," he tweeted on Saturday, June 21 morning, but posted later the same day, "@STARS_TyranT: Are the rumours true that he has some part in the film?' @nathanfillion has a very small fun cameo he did as a favor to me."
Back in April at the Wizard World Comic Con, Fillion himself hinted at his possible appearance in "Guardians of the Galaxy". Asked if he wanted a part in the Marvel superhero movie, he replied, "Wanting to get a part....or maybe did." The "Castle" actor further teased, "Maybe you'll be surprised. Maybe. Check the credits," without naming a character that he could possibly play.
"Guardians of the Galaxy" follows brash adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) who finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan (Lee Pace), a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe.
To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket (Bradley Cooper), a gun-toting raccoon, Groot (Vin Diesel), a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista). But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy's fate in the balance.
Gunn directed the action flick with a script which he co-wrote with Chris McCoy. The movie is due open in U.S. theaters on August 1.