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Nathan Fillion Wants To Play Booster Gold, Ambush Bug or Greatest American Hero


Nathan Fillion, a one time fan-favorite choice to play Star-Lord for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, lets it be known he would be interested in playing Booster Gold for DC.

Fillion did cameo in Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy and is known for voicing Green Lantern in the DC animated universes.

A fan at Wizard World Chicago asked Fillion if he could play any character in either DC or Marvel, who would it be?

“I think I could take a pretty good crack at Booster Gold,” Fillion told the crowd, who were in attendance for a Firefly panel. “That’s kind of my niche – show-offy, vain. I think I could handle that – not too bright. I think Ambush Bug; little bit off his rocker. You never see my face. But I think Greatest American Hero is do for a reboot.”

Fillion then questioned Summer Glau about what she knows about super heroes, with Glau responding, “I like She-Ra.”

Fillion replied, “You are totally a princess of power.”

Adam Baldwin chimed in stating maybe he could play Green Lantern, with Fillion shaking his head no.

“I don’t know,” Baldwin smiled, and they all laughed with Fillion stating Green Lantern has already been taken.

Regarding Booster Gold, a while back there was talk about a SyFy series in development, but really nothing has been mentioned in a couple years.

Interestingly enough, a Greatest American Hero remake is underway.

You can watch the video below for more from Nathan Fillion talking super heroes.

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Greatest American Hero Remake On Its Way


The Greatest American Hero is getting a comeback at Fox.

The cult-classic 80s “superhero” series has been given a pilot order for a reboot, reports Deadline, which is stated to be a new take on the 1981 sci-fi dramedy shepherded by The Lego Movie writers/directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. 

The Greatest American Hero creator Steven J. Cannell’s daughter, Tawnia McKiernan, will executive produce the new hour-long action-comedy along with Lord and Miller.

The reboot will also be written and executive produced by Rodney Rothman, known for 22 Jump Street, Grudge Match, and David Letterman.

The Greatest American Hero reboot: will chronicle inner-city teacher Isaac’s adventures after his discovery of a superhero suit which gives him superhuman abilities. Unfortunately for Isaac, he hates wearing the suit, and has to learn how to use its powers by trial and error because he quickly misplaces the suit’s instructions. He also has to deal with a government handler who has very different objectives than him and struggles as to whether should use his newfound gifts to help others or just himself.

The original series starred William Katt and Robert Culp, which aired for two seasons on ABC. 

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