Nathan Fillion is set to take on the iconic role of Green Lantern in the upcoming DC Studios film, "Superman: Legacy," following in the footsteps of Ryan Reynolds. Warner Bros. Discovery, the parent company of CNN and DC Studios, confirmed this exciting casting news.
"Legacy" will mark the studio's next venture into the world of the intergalactic superhero Green Lantern, following Reynolds' portrayal in the 2011 film, which received mixed reviews. Fillion, however, is no stranger to the Green Lantern character, having lent his voice to the superhero in various animated titles from 2011 to 2020.
This will be his first time embodying the character in a live-action movie.
Fillion's Superhero Streak Continues
Fans may recognize Fillion from his recent role as T.D.K. in 2021's "The Suicide Squad," which also belonged to the DC Extended Universe.
Directed by James Gunn, who is helming "Superman: Legacy," the film further solidifies Fillion's presence in the world of superhero movies. Notably, Fillion joins the esteemed ranks of actors who have appeared in both Marvel and DC comic book adaptations.
He played Master Karja in "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3," showcasing his versatility across the two popular franchises. Vanity Fair was the first to report Fillion's casting in "Legacy." Reynolds' portrayal of Green Lantern was met with mixed reviews, with critics offering a range of opinions on the film.
In a humorous nod to his earlier performance, Reynolds even poked fun at it in a spoof at the end of "Deadpool 2" in 2018. Despite the critical reception, Reynolds found a personal silver lining as he met Blake Lively, his now-wife, on the set of "Green Lantern," and the couple now shares four children.
Under the leadership of James Gunn, who assumed the role of co-CEO of DC Studios alongside Peter Safran, "Superman: Legacy" is positioned as the studio's bold revitalization of the Superman property. CNN previously confirmed that Rachel Brosnahan, known for her role in "The Marvelous Mrs.
Maisel," will portray Lois Lane, while David Corenswet is set to take on the iconic role of Superman in this highly anticipated film.