Jen Stayrook

Joss Whedon is a wily minx and other stories involving Nathan Fillion

As most of you probably don’t know (because I’m IN THE KNOW), there’s a little movie that’s being made, involving some of our favorite Firefly characters, and it just so happens to be one of my favorite Shakespeare plays.

Yea, that really happened. You know, Nathan and I are on a first name Twitter handle basis. We go way back to before Earth That Was got used up.

HERE’S THE NEWS: Much Ado About Nothing starring….all of the actors listed on that site.

The important thing to take from all of this is that NATHAN FILLION and SEAN MAHER will be in a movie. TOGETHER.

Upon hearing the news, I imagined this was all a big promotional scam on Joss Whedon’s part. By MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, he really meant: SERENITY 2: WASH IS A REAVER.

But alas, it seems like it might just be another retelling of the Bard’s tale. I sent Nathan a DM on Twitter, asking for confirmation, or at the VERY LEAST an answer to whether or not it would AT LEAST be like Baz Luhrmann’s rendition of Romeo & Juliet. Not that I don’t love a good, honest, Kenneth Branagh Shakespeare movie, but let’s not WASTE Nathan Fillion’s gun-slinging talent.

So he sent me a few ON-SET photos. Keep in mind, THESE ARE ACTUAL, NOT PHOTOSHOPPED PICTURES.

I think we ALL expected Nathan to play Benedick and Sean Maher to play Claudio. Right? RIGHT? Well, you probably didn’t think that because, well, I JUST TOLD YOU they were making the movie. You didn’t have time to think it through.

I forgive you.

I KNEW IT. Though I’m not sure why Denzel Washington and Keanu Reeves are in this movie. I didn’t see them on the site. YOU RASCAL, JOSS WHEDON. You photoshopped over the REAL actors’ faces to hide their identity. I bet if we pulled off that poor photoshop mask, we’d see Gina Torres and Adam Baldwin.

IT IS A SEQUEL.

YOU’RE WELCOME.

Oh, and in case you STILL want to doubt Nathan’s love for me:

MWAH.

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