The following contains possible spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
It seems that Nathan Fillion’s role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been revealed. The rumor has circulated that Fillion will be playing Simon Williams, a.k.a. Wonder Man. Photos from the set has surfaced and show many mock movie posters surrounding a theater in Cartersville, Ga. The marquee on the theater also shows off the fact that Simon Williams is hosting a movie festival.
Within Marvel comic book lore, Simon Williams is a former member of the Masters of Evil, and brother of villain the Grim Reaper. While he might be considered a bad guy, Williams reforms and becomes a member of the Avengers.
Marvel has not confirmed this announcement.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is written and directed by James Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Slither”). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (“Jurassic World,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (“Spectre,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Drax; Vin Diesel (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Furious 7”) as the voice of Groot; Bradley Cooper (“Joy,” “American Sniper”) as the voice of Rocket; Michael Rooker (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Jumper”) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Big Short”) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Gilmore Girls”) as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff (“Oldboy”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby,” “Everest”), Chris Sullivan (“The Knick,” “The Drop”) and Kurt Russell (“The Hateful Eight,” “Furious 7”).
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is slated to hit U.S. theaters on May 5, 2017.