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Would Nathan Fillion rather play Ant-Man or Uncharted's Nathan Drake?

May. 21, 2012by: Niki Stephens

Last night, Nathan Fillion showed up at the Hero Complex Film Festival to do a little Q&A for Joss Whedon's screening of SERENITY. Contributor Venkman from GeekTyrant attended and got some answers to some crucial questions.

When a part is looking to be cast, particularly for a comic book character or a certain videogame adventurer, Nathan Fillion's name is usually droppped. The two characters that come up the most are Ant-Man and Uncharted's Nathan Drake, but which would he play?

When someone asked if Fillion would like to take on the role, the actor replied that "it wasn't for him" and then said, "...did you ever just love Ant-Man? (Dramatic pause)... Not me." After everyone laughed, he continued on to joke about, "how lame it would be to lead an army of ants and started to pretend to pick and spit ants out of his mouth." When it came down to it, the part just wasn't for him like when there was buzz of him taking on Steve Trevor for a Wonder Woman flick.

But what about Nathan Drake? Fillion said this with a little more excitement, "That would be great, because everyone wants their own Indiana Jones movie." However, he feels that his chances wouldn't be so good. "If I were making that movie, I wouldn't get me to do it. Do I want to be in it? Yes!" Fillion explained to the audience that the studio would want a name with a big box office draw. He said that he's not a big name "outside of the geek community" so he wouldn't "bring in the kind of money they would want to make".

Source: GeekTyrant

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10:12PM on 05/22/2012
"Everyone wants their own Indiana Jones movie." Yes, but not everyone could pull off an Indiana Jones movie. Nathan Fillion can. Whether it is Uncharted or not, this man deserves an action movie the likes of Indiana Jones.
"Everyone wants their own Indiana Jones movie." Yes, but not everyone could pull off an Indiana Jones movie. Nathan Fillion can. Whether it is Uncharted or not, this man deserves an action movie the likes of Indiana Jones.
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6:58PM on 05/22/2012
I don't understand the bromance for this guys becoming Drake... Even the guys have admitted that Nathan Drake was based on Johnny Knoxville not this guy
I don't understand the bromance for this guys becoming Drake... Even the guys have admitted that Nathan Drake was based on Johnny Knoxville not this guy
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5:57PM on 05/22/2012
Joss Whedon did a Serenity screening and I missed it? Damn it! I love me some Summer Glau, that's who needs to be in one of these Marvel films.
Joss Whedon did a Serenity screening and I missed it? Damn it! I love me some Summer Glau, that's who needs to be in one of these Marvel films.
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1:08PM on 05/22/2012

he said it right

I love him in everything I have seen with him. But I cant see having a 100 million dollar movie with a guy no one knows except us "geeks", but he would be perfect for it.
I love him in everything I have seen with him. But I cant see having a 100 million dollar movie with a guy no one knows except us "geeks", but he would be perfect for it.
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10:16AM on 05/22/2012
Screw the big names, people will stand next to this because he is Nathan Drake. He is Nathan Drake!
Screw the big names, people will stand next to this because he is Nathan Drake. He is Nathan Drake!
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10:10AM on 05/22/2012
Aww the hearts & boners of fanboys everywhere have been broken now. Have nothing against the guy but damn enough of the bromance with him people.
Aww the hearts & boners of fanboys everywhere have been broken now. Have nothing against the guy but damn enough of the bromance with him people.
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8:02AM on 05/22/2012
Nathan Fillion should be in more big-screen movies, not TV movies.
Nathan Fillion should be in more big-screen movies, not TV movies.
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7:09AM on 05/22/2012
it would be great if he got to play Nathan Drake, i think the part would be great for him, and i have no doubt in my mind that he would do it justice.
it would be great if he got to play Nathan Drake, i think the part would be great for him, and i have no doubt in my mind that he would do it justice.
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1:46AM on 05/22/2012

Nathan Do It!

Ant Man may sound lame but think of it as a challenge to make him awesome, cause he's a relatively untapped character you can do a lot with. And remember he does become Giant Man too.

As for Uncharted, it's all the more reason he should go for it. He has the ability to become a household name, he just needs the property that has great directing
Ant Man may sound lame but think of it as a challenge to make him awesome, cause he's a relatively untapped character you can do a lot with. And remember he does become Giant Man too.

As for Uncharted, it's all the more reason he should go for it. He has the ability to become a household name, he just needs the property that has great directing
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12:15AM on 05/22/2012
I have been a fan of Fillion ever since Two Guys, A Girl, and a Pizza Place and have always thought he had the chops to be a big star. He has been great in everything I have seen him in since and seems like a really nice guy who deserves all the success he is getting from Castle.

Personally he would make a great Ant Man, and he would be foolish to not accept the offer if given, but I think if he had his choice of any superhero to play it would probably be Green Lantern (which would be
I have been a fan of Fillion ever since Two Guys, A Girl, and a Pizza Place and have always thought he had the chops to be a big star. He has been great in everything I have seen him in since and seems like a really nice guy who deserves all the success he is getting from Castle.

Personally he would make a great Ant Man, and he would be foolish to not accept the offer if given, but I think if he had his choice of any superhero to play it would probably be Green Lantern (which would be perfect casting as far as I am concerned). He would make the perfect leading action hero for Uncharted. He definitely has the Indy feeling from Firefly/Serenity and Castle and it would be a great oppurtunity for him and us die hard fans to FINALLY see him carry his own BIG movie (Serenity excluding). He has more than enough talent to do drama, action, comedy, etc. Hopefully something positive comes from this.

It would be so great to see him finally breakout into movies.
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12:05AM on 05/22/2012

Fillion is the Man!

I first watched him (like many others) in FIREFLY as Cap. Mal Reynolds, the post-millennia Han Solo if Solo was the central character of SW and who ALWAYS shoots first! I became a fan from the very first scene of FF and that never changed one bit in last 10 years....He was the badassest coolest antihero then, and now in CASTLE (another of my favorite) he's totally opposite but equally funny charming and commendable as Castle. I'll watch him in anything, be it a scifi or action or drama or plain
I first watched him (like many others) in FIREFLY as Cap. Mal Reynolds, the post-millennia Han Solo if Solo was the central character of SW and who ALWAYS shoots first! I became a fan from the very first scene of FF and that never changed one bit in last 10 years....He was the badassest coolest antihero then, and now in CASTLE (another of my favorite) he's totally opposite but equally funny charming and commendable as Castle. I'll watch him in anything, be it a scifi or action or drama or plain comedy, just cast him in a proper modest movie. He has the ability to carry it and then some!
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12:01AM on 05/22/2012
I love Nathan Fillion but the last time I read something like this was when Tom Cruise was calling Iron Man a crap property and wouldn't play Tony Stark. Sometimes an actor's gut can steer him the WAY wrong.
I love Nathan Fillion but the last time I read something like this was when Tom Cruise was calling Iron Man a crap property and wouldn't play Tony Stark. Sometimes an actor's gut can steer him the WAY wrong.
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11:51PM on 05/21/2012

Lame...Lame...Lame

Why does everyone jock this fool? He isn't that great of an actor. I say no to both roles!
Why does everyone jock this fool? He isn't that great of an actor. I say no to both roles!
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11:39PM on 05/21/2012
Well, for my money, I always thought he got a little short shrift back in the post-Serenity, Slither days, when he seemed primed for some big-screen opportunities. I like Fillion as much as the next guy. I'm actually pretty uninformed about Nathan Drake aside from trailers and how devout some fans are. And it's really kind of a shame that even with Castle doing respectably, that's not the kind of show that people look at and decide "This guy needs to be in movies." Maybe Whedon's "Much Ado
Well, for my money, I always thought he got a little short shrift back in the post-Serenity, Slither days, when he seemed primed for some big-screen opportunities. I like Fillion as much as the next guy. I'm actually pretty uninformed about Nathan Drake aside from trailers and how devout some fans are. And it's really kind of a shame that even with Castle doing respectably, that's not the kind of show that people look at and decide "This guy needs to be in movies." Maybe Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" will change things, but I doubt it.
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