EXCLUSIVE: Nathan Fillion Wants To Be 'The Greatest American Hero'

EXCLUSIVE: Nathan Fillion Wants To Be ‘The Greatest American Hero’

captain-heroNathan 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In a recent interview Fillion did with The Flickcast, he mentioned that he thought he’d be perfect for the role originally made famous by William Katt.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.

  • Ktlittlemck
    November 17, 2010 at 6:56 am

    hells yeah! he could be the Greatest American Hero! mmm…….

  • Anonymous
    October 13, 2009 at 3:07 am


  • jaime
    October 8, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    We all need this! DO IT!.

  • Annika
    October 8, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Greatest American Hero was co-created by Castle recurring guest star and famous author/producer Stephen J. Cannell. I think Fillion actually has a good shot at this.

  • luvmydautr (Janet M.)
    October 8, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Nathan is perfect for this roll, he is comedy & with a little drama thrown in. I loved watching this show, it was fun and entertaining, just like Nathan. He is the perfect Greatest American Hero! You have my vote.

  • Beamup
    October 8, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    I knew I loved Nathan Fillion–Greatest American Hero was my favorite show when it was on TV. To have Nathan star in a remake would be amazing! I hope someone is listening!

  • Kcat10
    October 8, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Yes, Nathan, you ARE The Greatest American Hero! It’s only right that you should be given that part in a re-do! I gotta say, you ARE “young and virile”! And you ARE a Superhero in real life! It’s true.