FireflyFillion Up For Firefly Film
Tuesday 23 December 2003
Nathan Fillion, who played Capt. Mal Reynolds in the short-lived Fox SF TV series Firefly, told SCI FI Wire that he would like to see his character return to his original, darker persona in a potential feature film based on the space western created by Joss Whedon. "One of the things we did on the show was we had to lighten him up a little bit," Fillion said in an interview at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention. "I’d like to see him as dark as he was originally conceived. That was something I found a little unusual about him and very unlike me in the beginning and now something I’m anxious to embrace."
Fillion recalled his experience on the show fondly, but criticized his commentary on the recently released DVD box set. "Listening to the commentary that Joss and I did, Nathan should shut up more and listen to Joss a little more," he said. "[Joss] has 25 different layers of scene and what he’s thinking about, and story and through-line and just has a wealth of information, and it’s poetic the way he puts it out, and then I’ll come in with, ’And then I split my pants.’"
During a panel, which included castmates Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin, Morena Baccarin and Ron Glass, Fillion said that nothing could keep him from starring in the film should it go into production. "I would cancel dialysis to be in the movie," he said. Firefly: The Complete Series was released on DVD Dec. 9.