Q&A with Justice League: Doom’s Nathan Fillion
Announcement from Warner Home Video:
Nathan Fillion continues to look good in green.
The star of ABC Television Network’s hit series Castle, and fanboy/fangirl idol for his role in Joss Whedon’s Firefly, Fillion returns to the super hero fold to voice Green Lantern/Hal Jordan for JUSTICE LEAGUE: DOOM, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movies. The film is available everywhere today – Tuesday, February 28.
Fillion returns to the DC Universe after two successful turns – first as Steve Trevor in the animated film Wonder Woman, and then last year in the title role of Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, voicing Hal Jordan. He has also performed voice work on Justice League, Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros., and several Halo video games.
Before taking reins as the title character in Castle, Fillion starred in several primetime television series, including Desperate Housewives, Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He has also developed a popular cult following as a pair of Joss Whedon’s heroic captains: Capt. Mal Reynolds in the space-western series Firefly and follow-up film, Serenity; and Captain Hammer in Whedon’s internet sensation Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
Justice League: Doom finds Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg and Batman on their heels when a team of super villains discover and implement the Dark Knight’s “contingency plans” for stopping any rogue Justice League member. The story is inspired by Mark Waid’s much-heralded “JLA: Tower of Babel.”
Produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation, the all-new Justice League: Doom arrives today, February 28, 2012 from Warner Home Video as a Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and DVD, On Demand and for Download. Both the Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack and DVD will include an UltraViiolet™ Digital Copy.
Fillion’s relaxed, easy-going, honest demeanor makes any interview a joy – check out his answers below to a brief interview following his initial voiceover session for Justice League: Doom. And also keep your eyes peeled for video clips of answers from the same interview, offering additional insight on his thoughts about the film, his character and entertainment in general. Read on …
This is your second run with Green Lantern. Do you now take full equity in the character?
I don’t think I can take full equity in this character – too many people have a chunk. Ryan Reynolds gets the right-of-way on this one. Right now I feel pretty Green Lantern-ish. But sooner or later, I think I’ll be a poor man’s Green Lantern.
How did the role in Justice League: Doom compare with the voicing of Green Lantern: Emerald Knights?
It was definitely different this time. A little more action, and more conversational. Last time it was like reading prose. We referred to last time as biblical, as though we were reading bible passages. Far more narrative, because Hal Jordan was really just relating stories of the Green Lantern Corps, and then being one of many contributing to the main story that weaves its way through the short stories. This time, it’s all action.
During your recording today, there were times when we could see a sly smile come across your face. What were you thinking?
This kind of work, it makes me happy. Makes me smile. When I’m doing these voiceovers, I kind of like to live in the moment. You suspend reality for just a second. You know what Green Lantern looks like, you know the situations, you know the characters that surround him. So I kind of just like to live in that moment for half-a-second like I’m there … and it makes me (smile).
Super heroes inspire so many folks these days. Who inspired you as a kid?