Nathan Fillion NOT playing (spoiler) in Guardians of the Galaxy

Follow-up to this post.

Nathan Fillion will not play [Spoilers: Cosmic Marvel character]Nova in Guardians of the Galaxy, the film's director told fans today via social media.

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A Twitter user asked Gunn if the rumors were true about the Castle star's appearance in the movie, and the director replied...

... he "has a very small fun cameo he did as a favor to me." Gunn also debunked the rumor that Fillion would play Nova, so now the guessing game begins as to which character he does play.

"The rumors of my pal @NathanFillion playing Nova in #guardiansofthegalaxy have been greatly (and entirely) exaggerated. Sorry, humans," Gunn tweeted.

Rumors had swirled and fans had predicted for quite a while that Richard Rider, who eventually becomes Nova Prime, would appear in Marvel's outer-space adventure. Latino-Review recently reported those rumors could be true, as the site said the after-credits scene in the movie would feature Nova. Furthermore, the site claimed, though it could not confirm, that Fillion would play the character.

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