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Nathan Fillion Does Not Want To Be Your Batman

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Who will be the next Batman? We don’t know but it probably won’t be Nathan Fillion

While many assume Fillion taking on a major, live-action superhero role is only a matter of time considering his friendship with Joss Whedon, we now know to rule out The Dark Knight. Entertainment Weekly engaged the Castle star in a little “what if” scenario recently:

“I wonder if my throat could take it,” he said, joking that he doesn’t believe he has the vocal stamina to mimic Batman’s gravelly voice. “I think I’d make an excellent Bruce Wayne; I think I’d make a terrible Batman.”

I’m not sure I see him playing either side of the coin but then again, I’m a Batman snob. Fillion has previously voiced Green Lantern Hal Jordan in a few DC animated films as well as Steve Trevor in the fantastic Wonder Woman animated feature.

But Fillion has a few words of caution for us folks who like to fan-cast  roles.

“If you wanted to see a particular person as Batman, I think one of the worst things you could do is shove it down someone’s throat as far as the new director of Batman or the new producers of Batman,” he said. “Probably the worst thing you could do if there’s someone you want to be Batman is sort of rally.”

So I guess this means I should stop sending Thorin beards to the Warner Bros. offices in order to get Richard Armitage the part? Or the stuffed werewolves for Joe Manganiello?

(via Entertainment Weekly, image via The Daly Show)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."