The name Nathan Fillion has been attached to a lot of superhero parts, and why not? The man looks like he walked out of a 1940s adventure serial all tall, and handsome, and square-jawed, and witty…. Sorry, I was having a moment there. Anyway, given the pedigree, it is kind of surprising that he hasn’t donned a mask, a cape and a pair of tights to fight crime, but the actor says that he’s just been too darn busy fighting crime the old fashioned way as mystery writer Rick Castle on the ABC series Castle.
“Right now, I’m still pretty tied up with Castle,” Fillion told IGN Movies. “I have a couple of years of that to go. We’re having a great time, we’re telling some great stories and we’re enjoying it.”
Despite the fact that his good friends Joss Whedon (Serenity) and James Gunn (Slither) both have major films (The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy respectively) set up at Marvel Studios, Fillion’s in no rush to call in any favors. “Joss and James have done so much for me, I’m not the guy that goes knocking at their door and goes, ‘Do some more for me!’ You know what I mean?” he explains. “They’re doing great stuff right now and I’m having a great time right now, so I think that once I wrap up Castle, and we get a little more free time one our hands… [Nods]”
Sure, he says that now, but what about all those rumors that he’s been offered parts and turned them down? Up to and including the recent rumor that he has up for the part of Dr. Hank Pym in the Ant Man movie? “People want to believe that, but actually, I never have!” says Fillion about being offered the roles.
Having seen a couple of episodes of Castle, I have to say that the show kind of wastes it’s leading man’s gifts on what is actually a pretty prosaic procedural, so anytime we see Fillion stretch and do something new is nothing but good news to me.
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Source: Comic Book Movie