Here’s the real reason why Nathan Fillion is the best ‘Green Lantern’ yet
Is the upcoming DC movie, Superman: Legacy, about to host a superhero party? You bet! Hollywood is humming with excitement as DC Studios unravels the star-studded cast for its upcoming film. We’re not just talking about a Man of Steel and Lois Lane show; it’s an ensemble superhero extravaganza! Let’s take a look at Nathan Fillion, and why he just might be the character Green Lantern fans have been waiting for.
Prepare to be dazzled as a trio of distinguished faces joins the film. David Corenswet of The Politician fame is already on board, ready to soar as the titular Superman. Accompanying him is The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘s star, Rachel Brosnahan, who will bring Lois Lane to life. Now, hold your breath as the talented trio of Nathan Fillion, Isabela Merced, and Edi Gathegi prepare to light up your screens as Guy Gardner, Hawkgirl, and Mister Terrific respectively.
Veteran actor Fillion, known for his longstanding collaboration with James Gunn, will be stepping into the shoes of Guy Gardner, one of the most charismatic Green Lanterns. Merced, acclaimed for her stellar performance in Sicario: Day of the Soldado, will grace the screen as the winged warrior, Hawkgirl. Gathegi, recognized for his outstanding work in The Harder They Fall, will take on the role of the super-intelligent hero, Mister Terrific.
Superheroes Meet Storytelling
Why pack a Superman movie with a multitude of DC superheroes? Gunn’s answer on the social media platform Threads was plain and simple, “Story always comes first.” These characters, Guy Gardner, Hawkgirl, and Mister Terrific, “fit the story I’m telling.”
Superman: Legacy follows a young Kal-El, blending his Kryptonian heritage with his human life as Clark Kent. Gunn promises that the film will be “the true foundation of our creative vision for the DC Universe,” expanding to include movies and shows about other prominent characters from the DC superhero team and beyond.
Future of DC Universe
Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Superman: Legacy, scheduled to hit the screens in 2025. James Gunn teased about the upcoming project on Threads, describing his enthusiasm and hinting at the promising cast slowly coming together.
While the project may seem far off, it’s close for Gunn. He said, “We have a lot to do between now and then. But I haven’t been more excited about a project in forever… and this cast, slowly coming together… holy cow…”
Gunn and Peter Safran, co-heads of DC Studios, are weaving together a fabric of stories and characters from the past and the future. As they handpick the elements for the new DC Universe, there’s a noticeable intention to craft an accessible viewing experience.
In a world flooded with superhero franchises, could Superman: Legacy be the new gold standard for DC superhero movies? Nathan Fillion at the very least has what it takes to take on the Green Lantern as only a former Firefly star knows how.