Nathan Fillion to Voice Green Lantern in Animated Film

Nathan Fillion to Voice Green Lantern in Animated Film

He’s enjoying mainstream success as the star of ABC’s Castle, but Nathan Fillion is still a fanboy favorite — and a fanboy himself. So the Firefly and Dr. Horrible alum totally geeked out when he was offered the voice role of DC Comics superhero Green Lantern in the DVD movie Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, due June 7 from Warner Bros. Animation. Emerald Knights is a series of vignettes about the Green Lantern Corps, an intergalactic police force. Fillion plays Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern of Earth’s space sector, who mentors Arisia, a new recruit played by Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss. “I was always reading the comic books, I was always a spectator,” Fillion says. “Now I feel like I own a little piece of Green Lantern.”

And he’s getting to share it with an old friend, Ryan Reynolds, who is starring in the Green Lantern feature film, which opens 10 days after the DVD comes out. Both actors got their big breaks together on the ABC sitcom Two Guys and a Girl. “He’s a great guy, a gem, deserves all the success that he’s getting,” says Fillion, “so it’s neat to have a little piece and share it with someone you know.

The voice cast for Green Lantern: Emerald Knights also includes Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy from the Harry Potter movies), Kelly Hu (Hawaii Five-0, The Vampire Diaries), actor/spoken-word artist Henry Rollins and ex-wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.

One Response to “Nathan Fillion to Voice Green Lantern in Animated Film”

  1. Dianthrax says:

    Actually the show both Ryan Reynolds and Nathan Fillion were in was called “Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place” and wasn’t changed to just “Two Guys and a Girl” until season 3. Plus Fillion didn’t join the cast till the second season 😉

    I’m a Nazi about these facts because I’ve put many obnoxious Browncoats in their place for looking down on post-Serenity Firefly fans. I also was a big fan of the show while it was on.

    This is tres exciting, though! I like everyone mentioned in the vocal cast so far.

    Kelly Hu was really good in Afro Samurai and she’s done a bunch of video game work, too. I haven’t seen Hawaii 5-O and while I liked her a lot in Vampire Diaries, to me she will always ALWAYS be the naked sorceress chick with The Rock in The Scorpion King X-D