Yesterday was full of Guardians of the Galaxy news as MTV released the first extended clip of the film, it was revealed that fan-favorite (and longtime Joss Whedon and James Gunn collaborator) Nathan Fillion may have joined the film's cast and stars Karen Gillian and Zoe Saldana began fight coordination for reshoots.
We know that the film just completed one round of reshoots with another round of reshoots taking place now. A few James Gunn comments may shed some light on the Fillion comments.
First, one he tweeted yesterday AFTER the new of Fillion's tease spread:
There is a cat running around my office let out of his respective bag. I have a feeling @NathanFillion has been in here.And secondly, a comment he made concerning what he was hoping to accomplish with the first round of reshoots as reported by @GuardGalaxy:
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) April 7, 2014
J. Gunn on reshoots: "Anything you want you didnt get? Go for it. Something to make the movie better? Do it. Cool cameo idea? Bring 'em in."Given those two together, it certainly seems Fillion has joined the MCU in some capacity. There's no way to know, but we can speculate like crazy. A couple of solid ideas have passed through my crazy head. He could make a wonderful Adam Warlock. Put a beard on him and he'd make for a great J'son, Emperor of the Spartoi Empire and father to Peter Quill, who we're sure to meet in some capacity.
— Guard The Galaxy (@GuardGalaxy) March 14, 2014
I'm sure that Gunn and Marvel will do their best to try to keep Fillion's role a secret, but in this day and age that may be a tough job. With about four months left until release, Guardians is really picking up steam and is becoming a highly anticipated film. It's also about the right time for Marvel to film the mid-credit and/or post-credit scenes for which their films have become famous. It's possible Fillion's character, whomever he may be, will be a part of one of those scenes.
Finally, speaking of another round of reshoots, Zoe Saldana, who plays Guardian Gamora, also tweeted the following picture yesterday:
@KarenGillan2 and I rehearsing our extended fight scene! #gamora and #nebula r gonna kick e\o's butts! #GOTG pic.twitter.com/UBQKJWh4MeThe tweet was retweeted by Karen Gillian, who plays the villainous Nebula, and director James Gunn. It's pretty obvious that they're doing some pick-ups or reshoots for the highly anticipated showdown between Gamora and Nebula that was teased in the trailer.
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) April 7, 2014
In case all this talk about the film made you want to check out that GREAT first trailer again, here it is:
Sources: MTV, Hypeable via Comicbookmovie.com and almighty Twitter