Nathan Fillion and James Gunn go back to the director’s first feature film, Slither; the pair then re-teamed for Gunn’s Super, a send-up of superhero films in the vein of Kick-Ass. When the writer-director struck it big in getting to helm his own Marvel movie, Gunn featured Fillion in a minor voice role for Guardians of the Galaxy. If you didn’t catch him the first time around, he was that blue-skinned alien who gave Peter Quill a rough time in the Kyln. Fillion returns for another small appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2., but photos leaked from the set reveal he’ll get to show his face this time around.
Consider this your warning about any spoilers from the film.
Just as footage from the Atlanta set leaked online revealing an Earthbound sequence, new photos now reveal a scene featuring the Simon Williams Film Festival. Does that name sound familiar? Comic book fans may recognize him as the alter-ego of Wonder Man, who began as a super-strong and invulnerable henchman for Baron Zemo (who’ll make his MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War as played by Daniel Brühl) but later defected to the Avengers. The character may have started out as a scientist, but he eventually became an actor and stuntman.
The set photos from Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 reveal spoof movie posters featuring Fillion’s movie star Williams in titles like Häxan 2, which one might presume has some sequel-y ties to the 1922 silent film Häxan, though it’s a fictionalized documentary about witchcraft while this one promotes a tagline, “You’ll witch you never met him.” Other posters feature titles for the a rom-com called Oh, Rebecca, and a Tony Stark biopic. See the images below:
The full extent of Fillion’s cameo in the film is unknown, but even if it doesn’t go beyond what we see here, the posters on their own are testaments to Gunn’s true passion for this world and the spirit he brings to all his projects.
For more on Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, be sure to check out some of our recent coverage below:
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