Nathan Fillion Takes Proper Place as a God in 'Percy Jackson' Sequel
There aren't too many stars have more geek cred than Nathan Fillion. The actor has close ties with Joss Whedon after "Firefly," it's film adaptation Serenity and especially Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. In many fanboy circles, Fillion is a god, and the handsome devil even looks like one to boot. Now it looks like those who worship him can feel justified for a little bit as THR has learned that Fillion has taken the role of Greek god Hermes in the fantasy sequel Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters, the next in the series of films based on Rick Riordan's series of young adult novels starring Logan Lerman. Read on!
If you'll recall from the first film (beware of spoilers from here on out), Luke (played by Jake Abel) seemed like an ally, but was a sneaky villain who stole Zeus' lightning bolt and framed Percy Jackson. Well, in the film, Fillion will play Hermes, who is actually Luke's father. As someone who hasn't read the books, I can't tell you anymore beyond that, but I'm hoping this role will let Fillion have some fun as a villain too. As we've heard before, the adventure will indeed follow Percy and his group of friends as they head to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece and to free a friend who has been captured there, but this sequel is expected to take some cues from the other books as well. Any fans excited?