Nathan Fillion speaks out about possible Guardians of the Galaxy role

Fans are itching for Nathan Fillion to star in a live-action Marvel movie. In the past, he's worked with Joss Whedon (Firefly, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) and James Gunn (Slither, Super), who are both on the studio's payroll. Gunn is slated to direct Guardians of the Galaxy, so we're all wondering whether Fillion's on his cast list.

At the moment, Fillion has his hands full with ABC's Castle. But when hiatus hits, would he be open to a Guardians appearance? The actor told MTV, "I'm very busy right now with a job that I'm grateful for. I've made a commitment [to Castle] and I have to see it through. And I'm really happy to."

Fillion recently spoke to Gunn about his Marvel gig and claims to have the inside scoop. "We had dinner the other night and he told me all about it, before everyone found out," he said. "I was on the inside on that one. Over some toro, tuna belly, we discussed how excited he is, how nervous he is, but how he wanted it very badly. He wanted it very badly. I think it's in very capable hands. It's in the right hands. Having worked with the man, I know what he's capable of."

You can watch Fillion discuss Gunn and Guardians of the Galaxy below:

Guardians of the Galaxy is scheduled to hit theaters Aug. 1, 2014.

(via MTV Splashpage)

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