While it’s been known for quite some time that the legendary Nathan Fillion will be make at least a small cameo on the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, recent photos from the set give some direct insight into just who he’ll be playing. Several posters and a marquee reference Simon Williams, a character also known as Wonder Man within the Marvel canon. In the comics Wonder Man is a chemically altered superhuman rival to Tony Stark, due to his similar heritage as the child of a munitions industrialist. He’s been an Avenger and was involved in the Civil War plotline of the comics as well.
It’s easy to see where he’d fit right in with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and obviously Fillion has played the rugged spacefaring type that seems to be the norm in the Guardians of the Galaxy branch of the MCU. One could almost mistake Star Lord for Mal in a certain light.
Check out the photos and let us know in the comments below how big a role you’d like to see Fillion fill in the upcoming movie.
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