Director James Gunn recently confirmed that Nathan Fillion would be making a small cameo in Marvel's sci-fi space adventure Guardians of the Galaxy. Thanks to Schmoes Know, we might know what that cameo will be. If you don't want it spoiled for you then don't read any further.
A lot of people thought that he would be playing Nova in the movie, but that isn't the case at all. In fact, Gunn himself denied it saying that the rumors have been "greatly (and entirely) exaggerated." The character he might be playing though is still really cool! Here's what the site reports:
"According our very reliable source with intimate knowledge of this and the production has spoken exclusively to us about this and we here at Schmoes Know have our answer:
"Nathan Fillion will be voicing the part of Cosmo, the psychic Russian cosmonaut dog that has appeared in the Guardians of the Galaxy comics."
How freakin' awesome is that?! For those of you who are not familiar with the character, here's some info:
Cosmo is a telepathic Russian dog in the Marvel Comics universe. The character was created by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, first appeared in Nova vol. 4 #7. Within the context of the stories, Cosmo is the security chief of the spacestation Knowhere and a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy.
This is perfect for Fillion, and it's great to see that this character will be included in the film. Since it's a voice role it also keeps Fillion open for actually appearing in any future Marvel movie installments, which I'm convinced will one day happen. In the mean time, I'll be ecstatically happy that he'll be providing the voice of Cosmo, the telepathic Russian dog.