‘The Suicide Squad’: James Gunn Debunks Nathan Fillion Rumor

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Director James Gunn recently debunked a rumor regarding Nathan Fillion’s The Suicide Squad role.

Right before The Suicide Squad started filming, James Gunn revealed the massive cast list of the DC Comics movie. One name that surprised many was Nathan Fillion, best known for starring in the cult series Firefly. Nathan Fillion is also no stranger to the DC universe, having provided his voice talents for various animated films over the years.

Nathan Fillion also has a close relationship with The Suicide Squad director James Gunn. Nathan Fillion notably had a voice-over cameo in James Gunn’s first Guardians of the Galaxy film and a deleted scene in its sequel. With Nathan Fillion reuniting with James Gunn for The Suicide Squad, many have been speculating on who he will play in the upcoming movie. Set photos from The Suicide Squad that surfaced back in October showed Nathan Fillion in full costume, but the identity of his character remains unknown. During a Q&A session on Instagram, James Gunn was asked if Nathan Fillion is playing Arm-Fall-Off-Boy, something that’s been rumored for a while now. However, James Gunn debunked those reports, saying “nope.”

The first Suicide Squad followed a team of supervillains who were recruited by the government for a dangerous black ops mission in exchange for reduced sentences. The ensemble cast included Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn and Jared Leto as The Joker. James Gunn is expected to deliver on the fresh take on the Suicide Squad in his upcoming movie.

Written and directed by James Gunn, The Suicide Squad stars David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Jai Courtney, Joaquín Cosío, Nathan Fillion, Joel Kinnaman, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Michael Rooker.

The Suicide Squad will be released in theaters on August 6, 2021. Stay tune for the latest news regarding James Gunn, Nathan Fillion and the future of the DC Extended Universe.

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DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.