Green Lantern Actor Nathan Fillion Shares A VERY Exciting SUPERMAN: LEGACY Update

Green Lantern Actor Nathan Fillion Shares A VERY Exciting SUPERMAN: LEGACY Update Green Lantern Actor Nathan Fillion Shares A VERY Exciting SUPERMAN: LEGACY Update

Nathan Fillion (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 has been cast as Guy Gardner/Green Lantern in Superman: Legacy, and recently shared a big update about where things stand with the reboot. Check it out...

By JoshWilding - Feb 11, 2024 11:02 AM EST
Filed Under: Superman: Legacy

Cameras are expected to begin rolling on Superman: Legacy next month. Lead star David Corenswet is reportedly already in Atlanta training for the biggest role of his career as Clark Kent, but it now appears he'll soon have company. 

Entertainment Tonight reporter Hope Sloop recently spoke with Guy Gardner/Green Lantern actor Nathan Fillion, and the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 star revealed that he's heading to Atlanta this coming week for a table read and confirmed costume fittings are also on the horizon. 

Superman: Legacy writer and director James Gunn would later take to Threads to essentially confirm what Fillion said is accurate but seemed a tad exasperated with his longtime friend and collaborator! 

Last year, the filmmaker was asked whether Fillion's Green Lantern role would go beyond the Superman reboot (including Max's planned Lanterns TV series). "The Green Lanterns show is not separate," Gunn confirmed. "Nate will play Guy in all parts of the DCU." 

In the comics, Guy Gardner is a brash and often confrontational character, best known for his tenure as a Green Lantern and his hot-headed personality. Originally chosen as a backup for Hal Jordan, Guy became one of Earth's Green Lanterns after Hal was sidelined.

Typically, he's characterized by his tough exterior, sarcastic wit, and willingness to challenge authority, which often puts him at odds with other heroes (we've lost track of how many of Guy's fellow heroes he's punched over the years). Despite his abrasive nature, Gardner possesses strong leadership skills and an unwavering commitment to protecting the innocent. 

The hope among most fans seems to be that Gunn isn't planning to turn the hero into a comedic character given Fillion's experience in that realm. Time will tell on that front. 

Superman: Legacy tells the story of Superman's journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing as Clark Kent of Smallville, Kansas. He is the embodiment of truth, justice and the American way, guided by human kindness in a world that sees kindness as old-fashioned.

David Corenswet is playing the Man of Steel, while Rachel Brosnahan has been tapped to star as Lois Lane. Other recent casting additions include Isabela Merced as Hawkgirl, Edi Gathegi as Mister Terrific, Nathan Fillion as Guy Gardner, Anthony Carrigan as Metamorpho, Gabriela de Faría as The Engineer, Sara Sampaio as Eve Teschmacher, Skyler Gisondo as Jimmy Olsen, and Nicholas Hoult as Lex Luthor. 

We recently learned that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 composer John Murphy will provide the upcoming reboot's score.

Superman: Legacy is currently set to be released in theaters on July 11, 2025.

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Evansly - 2/11/2024, 11:21 AM
Bowl Cut!
dragon316 - 2/11/2024, 1:46 PM
@Evansly - doc. Ock didn’t have that stupid look hair style people like how he look
Evansly - 2/11/2024, 1:53 PM
@dragon316 - Bowl Cut!
xfactor - 2/11/2024, 11:25 AM
That's the next costume reveal I'm looking forward to
FlopWatchers5 - 2/11/2024, 11:26 AM
completely spot on casting! straight from the comics 🔥

this might be supermans first hit in 60 years! a lesson to never give up! 💪🏾
jst5 - 2/11/2024, 11:36 AM
@BiggieMac4Sauce - 60years?LOL....I take it you were not a live during Reeve Superman run...the first two movies was HUGE!
WhateverItTakes - 2/11/2024, 12:01 PM
@jst5 - he's trolling. He's not really alive. He's in some fentanyl trance boi aight peace
jst5 - 2/11/2024, 12:19 PM
@SomeoneYouLove - Got to be...
lazlodaytona - 2/11/2024, 1:58 PM
@BiggieMac4Sauce - Personally I prefer Alan Ritchson to be Gardner.

CaptainFlapjaks - 2/11/2024, 11:27 AM
I guess Nathan is still a rookie at this kinda superhero secrecy stuff
Arthorious - 2/11/2024, 11:54 AM
@CaptainFlapjaks - took a page out of the Mark Ruffalo and Tom Holland book
Itwasme - 2/11/2024, 11:29 AM
This movie is going to be such a big "dive right in" into the DC shared universe and I can't wait. Marvel kind of eased into it with Iron Man - they had to tbh. It's smart that they are acting as if its always existed here. I'm curious if its that Superman's arrival/appearance shakes up the status quo of the current hero dynamic. It honestly makes a lot more sense for the hero world to exist before Supes arrives if he's going to go on that walk about to find himself. Otherwise its kind of odd he stays in hiding the whole time IMO.
ObserverIO - 2/11/2024, 11:39 AM
@Itwasme - Why do DC not have to? Because it didn't really work out for them last time when they thought they didn't have to.
Itwasme - 2/11/2024, 11:54 AM
@ObserverIO - they don't have to act like a world of superheroes doesn't already exist. If anything it would be harder to start from a no-hero-verse and then have to build one from scratch. Personally I feel MOS would have been greatly improved if it was re-edited to "act as if". Superman is already in the world, saving people, beloved... Zod then shows up and challenges that dynamic. Do people (and other heroes if they had that) continue to support him or cast him out because they are afraid. The flashbacks and everything could help show a bit about how he got to that point, but by avoiding the "how he gains the world's trust" part of the story it actually makes a much simpler and easier to execute film. Just my take of course.
ObserverIO - 2/11/2024, 12:07 PM
@Itwasme - It would def be harder to start from scratch. But DC have been cutting the corners for over 10 years now. Might be quicker if they just started to build up from scratch like Marvel did. They do it that way and they could have a Justice League in a few years and an Endgame-level movie in less than 10.

MOS could've been better, sure, but it was when we got to BvS and Suicide Squad that it all fell apart. They wanted what Marvel had without putting the work in and now 10 years later they still haven't really started.

That's where rushing gets you. Slow and steady wins the race.
Itwasme - 2/11/2024, 12:12 PM
@ObserverIO - Yes, which is why I think they should simply focus on their characters and not trying to gradually do world building. If they just establish a new norm out of the gate, they simply have to reinforce it. The Boys did that and tbh they benefited from not having to gradually build up the world from ours, they started with heroes everywhere. It's much easier to execute on it well.
ObserverIO - 2/11/2024, 1:00 PM
@Itwasme - I'd better whisper this for fear of being lynched around these parts but... I've still not seen The Boys.

But as I understand it, it's not a world that you can seriously invest in like with Marvel or Star Wars or Game of Thrones. It's a parody right? If Gunn comes at the whole DC Universe in this way, then it could work, but I think there's a ceiling on the potential investment of it's fanbase.

Like a hit TV show is great, but a multi-billion dollar movie franchise needs a more audience investment I think. You've got to be able to take the universe seriously. Recently Marvel has been putting out movies like Thor Love and Thunder and the audience is really losing their level of involvement.
Itwasme - 2/11/2024, 1:15 PM
@ObserverIO - the Boys is fantastic and well worth the watch. IMO they created the best villian since Darth Vader. But we don't need to use The Boys for this, we can use Star Wars and GOT.

In the MCU they took what was basically our world and then started introducing heroes to it and gradually departed from where we are. GOT and SW never did that. They just built a new world where their things existed already - that's what DC is doing and it makes a lot of sense to do so. Not only does it different itself from Marvel, but it allows them to focus on story and characters much more since their's less lifting. That was my point in rewritting MOS - it's a lot of lift to show Superman earing people's trust. It's far easier to skip that, show him already trusted, and then reinforce that point with his actions. simpler storytelling is easier to execute. To be fair Snyder never really tried to have Supes be trusted, but that's a whole other topic of conversation.
ObserverIO - 2/11/2024, 2:17 PM
@Itwasme - That is a whole other topic, lol.

I do agree that skipping the origin for Supes might be a good idea, because if some people are really confused about who and what he is and how he can do what he does (and I'm sure there are some zoomers out there that haven't a clue), then they can always just watch Superman The Movie from 1978. Like that movie already exists. Not every reboot has to go there necessarily.

As far as the rest of the universe though, I think Star Wars and GOT are unfair examples because they don't take place on modern day Earth. If they did, they might be too weird for the GA. People would be confused. Hell I'd be confused. Strange aliens voting in the Presidential election? Dragons attacking New York? It'd be weird. It would need explaining a little bit.
Itwasme - 2/11/2024, 2:25 PM
@ObserverIO - my suggestion is to just set it up as an alternate Earth.

Gunn approached both SS and GOTG that way (albeit one in space) and it was really successful. His films that try to be grounded in the real world all bombed - Slither and Super. An alternate Earth will be easier to establish and maintain. How many times do we have to see the everyday person react to a superhero for the first time?
ObserverIO - 2/11/2024, 2:42 PM
@Itwasme - See as much as I love TSS, I don't think it works for a regular audience as much.
Itwasme - 2/11/2024, 3:01 PM
@ObserverIO - we shall see when the movie comes out. A lot will depend on execution of the film itself too, but we can just see how it all plays out.
ObserverIO - 2/11/2024, 3:27 PM
@Itwasme - Crossing my fingers. Hoping for the best, fearing the worst.
SuperCat - 2/11/2024, 11:39 AM
Shinzo - 2/11/2024, 11:39 AM
My hype for this movie will either skyrocket or plummet once the costumes are revealed.

Hoping for red trunks, yellow belt, and royal blue for Superman finally...
JobinJ - 2/11/2024, 11:50 AM
@Shinzo - please no red trunks. obsolete in every way
Shinzo - 2/11/2024, 12:39 PM
@JobinJ - how?

Color balance is never obsololete. His creators got all of the parts and colors right the first time, which is why it has lasted for so long. If you dislike the true suit, you aren't a Superman fan.

As for as trunks isolated go, they are not obsolete, in fact, every profession that wore them in the 1930s (strongman, wrestlers, swimmers, and other athletic professions) still wear them today.

But nobody wears capes today and hasn't since like the 1600s. So if any part of the suit is "dated/obsolete," it is the cape. Are you calling to get rid of that then?
Timerider - 2/11/2024, 12:35 PM
I’m guessing Nathan wasn’t supposed to reveal anything and it was a surprise for San Diego Comic Con. I guess they have to find a new Batman and reveal him instead this year.
ModHaterSLADE - 2/11/2024, 12:46 PM
Would have loved him as Hal Jordan back in the day, but he has enough comedic chops and charisma to pull to make for an entertaining Gardner.
marvel72 - 2/11/2024, 1:46 PM
Good to see The Lanterns get some love, it's been long overdue.
STINGRAY - 2/11/2024, 6:14 PM
Frankly, I would have preferred Fillion as Hal Jordon, but I guess at 52, he`s too old to be considered viable--or bankable, rather-- for the long haul in such a pivotal role. Too bad,as he has prior experience in that part.

Apparently; Time (and the movies) Waits For No Man!
PartyKiller - 2/12/2024, 12:33 AM
This is 2024. He should be playing Wonder Woman.

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