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Nathan Fillion Takes Proper Place as a God in 'Percy Jackson' Sequel

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March 15, 2012
Source: THR

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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?

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Reader Feedback - 10 Comments

1

 As long as he has time for Ant-Man, I'm cool with it.

Daniel Koelsch on Mar 15, 2012

2

Great, this movie is now a 'must see'!

Christopher Kenny on Mar 15, 2012

3

You should go watch it, the first movie was cool, there was also this clip in a casino/night club where Percy and his friends were eatting these flowers, people have said they were getting 'high'

Lady_Mel 'Nou' on Mar 15, 2012

4

better read the book. more awesome. the story of first movie is so much different with its book.

Neverendinglovestory on Apr 1, 2012

5

He wont be a villian, Hermes is one of the good guys. In the book Hermes convinces Percy to run away from Camp Half Blood and he helps Percy and his friends excape as the god Dionysus (But in the movie I think it will most likely be Chiron the Centuar) forbids them from leaving so Hermes gets them all out late at night after he talks to Percy on the beach. Hermes wants Percy to bring Luke back

Lady_Mel 'Nou' on Mar 15, 2012

6

yes Logan Lerman and Nathan Fillion in one film plus Yvette Nicole Brown and Missi Pyle - SOM is now a must-see

anon on Mar 15, 2012

7

Can't wait for this! The first movie brought me to the books and now I'm a total addict when it comes to Rick Riordan's work.  I can't wait for the second movie. And I just adore Nathan Fillion.  Good choice for Hermes.  

Talitha Taljaard on Mar 16, 2012

8

If Hermes is going to be a villian, I don't see how much closer this movie will be to the book, like the last one. So no, I'm not exciting, becuase Hermes was one of my favorites. And if he's a villian, well that ruins it. 🙁

Rebelfx on Mar 16, 2012

9

It's not Hermes the villian, but Luke!!!Just read more carefully!!!

anonymous on Mar 18, 2013

10

Excited???? *kermitflail*

Robbins Caroline on Mar 19, 2012

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