Nathan Fillion and James Gunn are good friends, and his cameo in the first Guardians of the Galaxy was the subject of a metric crap ton of speculation. While people wondered if Fillion would end up as a number of different characters in that film, his actual cameo turned out to be a minor role as a random alien prisoner (that many didn’t even notice).
Last spring Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion launched a crowdfunding campaign to make “Con Man,” a series written and directed by Tudyk about an actor who peaked making a cult Scifi TV series in the early 2000s and spends his time doing convention appearances (and his much more successful former co-star who has gone on to significantly more success).
To say it’s mildly based on an exaggerated version of reality would probably be an understatement.
Anyway, the series premieres this September, and they now have a trailer out. and it looks hilarious.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we remember the late Terry Pratchett, dive into Nick and Pher’s weekend at Kitsune Kon, lament CHI-FI’s inability to do PR or communicate, get amazed by the antics of Fantasticon Milwaukee, talk about the No Boys Dorm Kickstarter, entertain the idea of the “Con Man” webseries, and get confused by Mallrats 2 being a thing.
Also, Sony is screwing up the Ghostbusters franchise, big time.
On Tuesday, Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion rolled out an IndieGogo campaign for a new webseries written by Tudyk titled “Con Man.” By Wednesday night, it reached 200% of its goal. And the numbers keep going up.
So this is a thing that is totally happening.
Con Man is a webseries that will follow an actor (played by Tudyk) who had co-starred as the pilot on a science fiction show that was cancelled far too soon. Fillion will play the actor who was the Captain on said series. If this is sounding familiar, it should.
Fillion’s character will have gone on to great fame and success, but Tudyk’s character has been toiling in obscurity, making his living doing convention appearances.
And, as I have long insisted, the people running conventions are probably the most entertaining and weird part of any event.
Here’s the introductory video for the campaign:
You can find the Indigogo campaign here, and the campaign runs until April 10th if you still want to contribute.
So those of you who listened to this fortnight’s podcast heard us talk about the rumored cameo appearance of Nathan Fillion in this summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy – but we thought it might be fun to talk about how that all happened.
You know, like how people do. Because we’re people.
On this episode of the Nerd & Tie Podcast, Rena Innocenti sits in for Pher! Because Pher was busy! We discuss the (lack of a) Gundam Live action movie, Jason Momoa’s casting as Aquaman, the rumored roadmap for the DC Carnival of Sadness, Bryan Singer possibly exiting the X Franchise, Nathan Fillion’s possible appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy, Ubisoft’s E3 PR implosion and upcoming changes to the Nerd & Tie website.