When first announced that Joss Whedon was in negotiations to direct The Avengers, many fans of Whedon's short-lived TV series Firefly and the subsequent theatrical sequel to the series, Serenity, began speculating that Nathan Fillion, who played Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds, captain of the Serenity, might earn a spot on the roster of the superhero movie. Since most of the original members of The Avengers were already spoken for, the character that many thought Fillion could play was Dr. Henry "Hank" Pym, aka Ant-Man.
The rumor flared up again yesterday when Fillion took the stage during Whedon's panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. However, Fillion dispelled the rumor that he might be playing Ant-Man in The Avengers once and for all at Disney's "Comic-Tron" party, held last night in San Diego. What role would Fillion have the time for? >> Posted 07.24.10 by BrentJS