Nathan Fillion has been many things in the eyes of fans, from the cocky superhero Captain Hammer to the captain of Serenity, Mal Reynolds. A few fans even saw him as the Green Lantern. But who does Nathan Fillion really see himself playing on the big screen? Why, the Greatest American Hero, of course!
In a recent interview Fillion did with The Flickcast, he mentioned that he thought he’d be perfect for the role originally made famous by William Katt. The 1980’s TV show was about high school teacher Ralph Hinkley who is asked to become a superhero after being given a special alien suit with powers that he never really learns how to use or control. The show also co-starred the awesome Robert Culp as FBI agent Bill Maxwell and Connie Sellecca as Hinkley’s significant other.
The show went on for three seasons, spawned a spin-off, and eventually made it’s way into 80’s fanboy obscurity along with Jem and Fraggle Rock. The show has recently made a bit of a revival with William Katt working on a comic adaptation.
Check out a clip from our exclusive interview with Nathan Fillion on his superhero aspirations after the jump.