Director Confirms Nathan Fillion Cameo in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Director James Gunn denies that 'Firefly' actor Nathan Fillion is showing up as Nova in the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' post-credits scene, but he is in the movie.

Yesterday, it was rumored that a longtime collaborator of director James Gunn would be making a cameo in the post-credits sequence of his upcoming sci-fi epic Guardians of the Galaxy. Latino Review reported that the Human Rocket himself, Nova (a.k.a. Richard Rider), would be making an appearance, played by none other than Firefly and Castle star Nathan Fillion. Today, James Gunn is denying that there is any truth to this.

One fan took him to task, saying he was just trying to keep the cameo a secret. He quickly responded.

But wait! Just because Nathan Fillion isn't playing Nova in Guardians of the Galaxy doesn't mean he's not in the movie. Proving that he's no liar, James Gunn goes onto confirm that his friend is in fact in the movie. He's just not playing Nova.

This begs the question, 'Who is he playing?' And, 'Do you care?' Will Nova still appear in the post-credits sequence? That was not denied. And as we pointed out yesterday, Nova wears a helmet, so any actor could play him in a post-credit sequence and be replaced, ala Marvel's The Avengers and Thanos.

Guardians of the Galaxy was released August 1st, 2014 and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan. The film is directed by James Gunn.

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  1. Brandon Hoover

    I'd love to see Richard Rider make an appearance. Nova was always an underrated book.

    4 months agoby @Brandon-HooverFlag

  2. darkdream

    Firefly come back

    4 months agoby @darkdreamFlag

  3. Writer220

    @Cade-Ezell to be technical Nathan has been Mal, Richard, Caleb and so on.

    4 months agoby @writer220Flag

  4. Cade Ezell

    @writer220 I believe you meant Mal Reynolds.

    4 months agoby @Cade-EzellFlag

  5. Writer220

    The biggest Geek of them all and he gets his dream come true.
    You're Lucky Richard Castle, oops Nathan Fillion
    Time to get back in shape

    4 months agoby @writer220Flag

  6. Josh

    I bet his cameo is going to be Mal Reynolds, just without actually calling him that (for rights purposes). Probably Quill will bump into him in a cantina somewhere and they'll exchange a word. A fun little fan nod.

    4 months agoby @shuabertFlag

  7. Bane5000

    When the Guardians reach Knowhere they are gonna run into Cosmos as either his head of security role or something The Collector has in his possession since Knowhere will be The Collectors headquarters in the film

    I bet u anything thats who Fillion is gonna cameo as, Cosmo :D

    4 months agoby @bane5000Flag

  8. Sean

    @Erikajinx That is true.

    4 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. Erikajinx

    Well we'll have to wait and see but the thing is marvel never mention nova having a solo anytime soon but it could be a possibility that they could be finally teasing the long waited inhumans movie Idk just an opinion.

    4 months agoby @ErikajinxFlag