Double Shot: Nathan Fillion On Comic Book Movies And Jamie Foxx On Spider-Man Emotions
Here’s a late night double shot for you. We’ve got two brief bits of news that combine to form one big informative punch to the face. Nathan Fillion has had his name thrown out for comic book movie roles for years now. The actor gets brought up for both DC and Marvel films, the most recent role being the titular hero of Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man. The actor was asked about all the rumors recently. The second shot features Jamie Foxx who shared a little about his first day of filming on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and how he got a little emotional.
Nathan Fillion. The man needs no introduction. You know that his name makes it into every fancast, comment section, and “who should play” article for most every comic book movie there is. IGN recently caught up with the actor and asked him why he’s not been in one yet and if there were any truth to any of the rumors over the years. You can watch the full video below, but the short version is his TV show Castle is keeping him pretty busy and he’s actually never been up for any of the roles we hear rumors about.
Jamie Foxx has been spotted in his Electro getup on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 a couple of times. We’ve seen him in his glowing blue paint as he walked the streets of New York as well as his nerdy costume for pre-electric powers Max Dillon. The actor recently spoke with Total Film about those first days of filming and what was going through his mind:
It’s been fantastic. [Director] Marc Webb has been fantastic to work with. What I’ve learned on the set… that suit, that Spider-Man suit… the first thing I had to shoot it was like… not tears, but this is the real thing. It was mindblowing.
My little daughter – maybe two years ago, she was a huge Spider-Man fan. She had a Spider-Man birthday party, and she got the chance to come on the set and her mind is blown. She says, ‘Wow, there’s so many Spider-Men!’ There was a stunt Spider-Man and everything…
He had previously said that his little girl was one of the big reasons he actually took on the role. In every interview he’s done, it sounds like he’s really excited about the role and the opportunity to be in a comic book movie. It seems like he has completely thrown himself in that world, and he’s a fantastic actor so hopefully it turns out well. Do you think Foxx shed a few man-tears? What about Fillion? Do you hope he finally gets around to a comic book movie?
- Total Film