Nathan Fillion Wants To Be The Greatest American Hero
10.29.09 by Ryan
After graciously losing the role of Green Lantern to Ryan Reynolds, Nathan Fillion has been openly campaigning to play another superhero, The Greatest American Hero.
In this 1980's TV show that premiered with a two-hour movie pilot, a school teacher finds a suit that grants him superhuman powers. Fillion told MTV that he feels Greatest American Hero, believe it or not (yeah, we did just write that), is "ripe for a comeback." Fillion added, "I know I'm Canadian, but I think I could put my hat in for that one."
This is not the first time Fillion has mentioned the role. He told IFC earlier this month that Greatest American Hero was his dream project, He even had some ideas about how technological advances could enhance a newer version.
With the technology we have available today for effects, I'd say it's largely the same idea, the same story, but the suit would be able to change and morph into whatever it is you needed him to do. So it could become armor, a scuba suit — you could do that stuff.
The stars of The Greatest American Hero have even visited the set of Castle, Fillion's TV show.
I actually met both William Katt and Robert Culp on the set of Castle. They're friends of one of our executive producers' fathers. We have the same stunt coordinator from The Greatest American Hero, so every time you saw William Katt take the fall from his flying stuff, it was our good guy Dennis [Madalone]. So I've got my all my fingers in the right pots.
Should the role ever come together, we don't doubt that Fillion will be "walking on air." (Yeah, we know, "groan.")