A Geek God
Entertainment Weekly dubbed him a “Geek God” and Firefly/Serenity fans follow him in any direction he goes and his primetime series ‘Castle’ is enjoying its best ratings. Despite the five-plus-days-a-week grind of 14-plus hours on set, Nathan Fillion still finds time to fulfill his own guilty geek pleasures by having lent his voice talents to Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. The all-new DC Universe Animated Original Movie coming to Blu-Ray, DVD, On Demand and for Download from June 7, 2011.
Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, and distributed by Warner Home Video, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights weaves six legendary stories of the Green Lantern Corps’ rich mythology around preparations for an attack by an ancient enemy. As the battle approaches, Hal Jordan mentors new recruit Arisia in the history of the Green Lantern Corps, telling tales of Avra, Kilowog, Abin Sur, Laira and Mogo. In the end, Arisia must rise to the occasion to help Hal, Sinestro and the entire Green Lantern Corps save the universe from the destructive forces of Krona.
Fillion has starred in several primetime television series, including Desperate Housewives, Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place and Buffy the Vampire Slayer He has also developed a popular cult following as a pair of Joss Whedon’s heroic captains: Capt. Mal Reynolds in the space-western series Firefly and follow-up film, Serenity; and Captain Hammer in Whedon’s internet sensation Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Fillion returns to the DC Universe after his successful turn as Steve Trevor in the animated film Wonder Woman, having also performed voice work on Justice League, Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros., and several Halo video games.
Green Lantern appealed to Fillion as a child, he would suck down a lime lifesaver to the right size and have his ring. “As a kid, what I liked about Green Lantern was that he could do anything – anything you could think of. It’s like “Wow, all I need is a giant mallet, or a catapult circa 1200s,” and suddenly he had it. I just thought that would be pretty cool to have anything you could kind of imagine. Imagination was always a big thing for me.”
Nathan Fillion truly is a Geek God.