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Nathan Fillion to cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy. Who could he be?

The Firefly star is set to cameo in the next Marvel film
The Firefly star is set to cameo in the next Marvel film

The anticipation for Guardians of the Galaxy was just raised another level. Over the last few months, the film has received a lot of buzz and many moviegoer await to see what Marvel has in store for this blockbuster. So what could possibly raise the excitement for this Sci-fi film? Could it be the announcement of Castle star Nathan Fillion joining the film? It was revealed last night from the film's director, James Gunn, that Nathan Fillion will have a small role in the upcoming film. That alone should get geeks (this one included) that more excited for Guardians of the Galaxy. However, some out there would like to go the extra mile and wonder just what role will Fillion play in this upcoming movie?

A lot of fans of the Marvel Universe are suggesting that Nathan Fillion's role will have some significance in the overall franchise. Several are suggesting, and hoping, that Nathan Fillion could play Richard Ryder, aka Nova. This speculation does have some bearing to it as the Nova Corps are playing a major part in the upcoming film. However, while this intergalactic task force is prescent, the movie is lacking one of the key character from the Nova comic book series. So perhaps Fillion will be dawning the helmet for a scene in Guardians.

While many fans would like to see this, nothing is confirmed. James Gunn has only stated that Nathan Fillion would have a cameo in the film; while Fillion teased fans that he would be playing Richard Ryder. Perhaps Fillion is just teasing fans; or maybe Gunn wants to keep it as quiet as possible. The only way to find is by watching Guardians of the Galaxy.

The sci-fi film centers on a band of outlaws becoming an intergalactic peacekeeping force. Led by Peter Quill, the appointed "Guardians of the Galaxy" must evade Ronan the Accuser and prevent a mysterious orb from falling into the wrong hands.The film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Rooker, Gregg Henry, John C.Reilly and Glenn Close.

What do you think Nathan Fillion will play in Guardians? Express your thoughts in the comments below. Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters on August 8th.

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