One of the most attended panels at the 2014 Dallas Comic-Con –only second to the almost entire cast of Firefly panel – was the solo panel featuring Nathan Fillion. Whether you are a die hard fan of Firefly or love watching him on Castle, this panel was a joy to attend. Nathan sat down with hundreds of fans to chat about the newest season of Castle (renewed for season seven) and answered as many questions about Firefly as possible.
While he was 20 minutes late to his own panel, Fillion still delivered 100% to his loyal fans and fellow brown coats, thankful to all of his fans and acknowledging the fact that he would not be where he is today without them. Before the panel even got underway, Nathan already had the audience in stitches showing off his signature move; “The Hair Thing,” and announced that he “may or may not” have a cameo in the upcoming movie Guardians of the Galaxy.
As per usual, there were many questions pertaining to Firefly and Serenity, and Nathan was able to answer all with gusto. In pertaining to his favorite line, Nathan said it was from the pilot episode of Firefly, which he feels really defined his character and was able to fully explain who the character was to him.
As fans may remember in the pilot Captain Reynolds becomes increasingly mad at Simon Tam as he thinks he is hiding something. When the container is finally opened and it is reveled that there is a naked girl hiding inside all Captain Mal says is, “huh?”
While there is no talk about a Firefly reboot, like Captain Mal, we as fans will take any victory we can get. Nathan stated at the panel that having the rest of the [Firefly] cast cameo on Castle would be wonderful.
While many of the questions were lighthearted and pertained to Fillion filmography, Nathan’s answer to what would he put on his epitaph summed up the panel:
“Here lies Nathan Fillion, we should have listened.”
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