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Nathan FillionNathan Fillion talks about "Firefly" & "Dr. Horrible" Sequels
Monday 4 March 2013, by Webmaster
Joss Whedon’s cult favorite "Firefly" may have only been on air for a brief period, but judging by how often Whedon and the show’s cast still bring it up, hope for a revival is never far from fans’ minds — especially in the age of the Netflix rescue of "Arrested Development."
When The Huffington Post visited the "Castle" set for the celebration of the show’s 100th episode (airing Monday, April 1 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC) we couldn’t resist asking star Nathan Fillion about his thoughts on a potential "Firefly" revival, as well as what’s on the horizon for his other collaboration with Whedon — a "Dr. Horrible" sequel.
"We talk about it, we dream about it. I don’t think you could find a cast member, a writer, a director, any of the crew who’d say, ’No, I’m out,’" Fillion admitted of "Firefly." "People are pretty busy right now, Alan [Tudyk] is always working, and obviously Joss is pretty busy. But that would be something that I would do again in a heartbeat. There’s something about ’Firefly’ — it was my first love. So if you get a chance to go back to your very first love, you’ll do it, right?"
Regarding "Firefly," Whedon recently told the Toronto Sun: "I’ll never really accept [that it ended]. And I always, in the back of my head, think, ’What if I could get the old gang back together? ... It’s something I would love to do."
The closest the team has gotten so far has been a 10th anniversary reunion panel at Comic-Con, as well as a Science channel special, and Fillion and "Firely alum" Gina Torres reuniting on "Castle" when the actress earned a guest-starring role.
The news was a little more positive for "Dr. Horrible," in which Fillion co-starred as the egotistical Captain Hammer opposite Neil Patrick Harris’ titular villain. "We’re talking about doing another one; there are plans to do another one; we’ve done everything but set a date and actually do it ... we haven’t really done it," Fillion said. "But everybody’s in. There’s all these ideas flying around, there’s plans — there’s, ’Oh, what if we did this?’; ’Oh, that’d be fun! And then after that we can ... ’; ’And we did this last time so we’ll do this this time ... ’ There’s those kinds of plans, but we don’t have any dates or anything set yet."
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Check back with The Huffington Post for more with Fillion and the rest of the "Castle" cast closer to the 100th episode on April 1.