Fillion wants to play Captain dark In an interview with scifi.com, Nathan Fillion said that for the upcoming movie, he wants Whedon to return the character of Captain Malcolm Reynolds back to his darker roots. (more)
Because the FOX *spit* network didn't think an audience would respond favorably to a war-torn and embittered anti-hero out for revenge, one of the many notes to Whedon was to brighten Reynolds up a bit. A lot, actually. Make him more likeable. Fillion was at first apprehensive playing such a dark character, but now that he's thought about it, "I found (it) a little unusual about him and very unlike me in the beginning and now (it's) something I'm anxious to embrace."
Do we want a darker Mal? I thought the balance between that dark cold heart being balanced by a surface of false bravado and dry ironic humor was what made Mal so special. Take that away and he's just a heartless criminal. Your thoughts?
December 31 2003
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