Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn has been amiably addressing the rumor mill today, debunking one theory directly, and kind of sideswiping the other. Either way, it’s freaking delightful to know the most important rumor is true: Mal Reynolds has a Guardians cameo:
But that tweet came *after* the one that negated the rumor Fillion would play Nova:
And finally, though the rumor-meisters claim the following information is *Spoiler, Gunn has a little something to say about that, too — though he doesn’t slap it down quite so directly…so, maybe it could be true. In that vein, I’ll white it out for those who don’t want to be spoiled (swipe ahead to read): According to a “very reliable source,” Fillion will be voicing the part of Cosmo, the psychic Russian cosmonaut dog…Cosmo is the security chief of the spacestation Knowhere and a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. *End Spoiler
Whether that’s actually a spoiler or not…who knows. Gunn followed up his earlier tweets with this one:
Doesn’t much matter to me who or what Fillion cameos as; the point is: Fillion cameo!