Nathan Fillion Wore Shirts with James Gunn’s Face to Set

In honor of Nathan Fillion’s birthday, The Suicide Squad director James Gunn reveals the Firefly actor would wear shirts with his face on set.

While filming The Suicide Squad, Nathan Fillion wore several shirts with James Gunn’s face to set. Firefly fan favorite Fillion is one of the many new actors joining the DCEU with The Suicide Squad, Gunn’s soft reboot of the anti-hero team. Following the critical disappointment that was 2016’s Suicide Squad, the hope is that Gunn will be able to revitalize the property for the big screen. The Suicide Squad will introduce a brand new Task Force X as they embark on a dangerous (and profane) mission on the fictional island of Corto Maltese.

Even after the lengthy cast list was unveiled, Gunn was careful to keep most of the characters under wraps. Fans speculated for months on end about who each performer would be playing, and they finally learned whether their theories were right when The Suicide Squad‘s roster was revealed at DC FanDome in August. One of the characters to draw some confusion was Fillion’s TDK, who at first glance appears to be a wholly original creation. However, some background clues seem to suggest he’s playing a revamped version of obscure DC Comics character Arm-Fall-Off-Boy.

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Saturday marked Fillion’s birthday, and Gunn took to social media to celebrate the occasion with a picture of the actor from the Suicide Squad set. In said picture, Fillion dons a t-shirt emblazoned with Gunn’s face, which was a first for the director. Gunn added Fillion did this “more than once,” and that “Yes, he had these made himself.” Now one has to wonder what the other Gunn shirts looked like!

Gunn and Fillion are good friends, with the two having collaborated on several projects. Fillion appeared in Gunn’s Slither, and he also had cameos in both of the director’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies (though the second one was sadly cut). The Suicide Squad is just their latest project, and fans are quite excited to see what they’ll do with it. The real question is: Will TDK be one of the lucky few to survive the film? After all, Gunn has warned fans not to get too attached to The Suicide Squad‘s characters.

Fillion only received a few quick glimpses in the first Suicide Squad trailer, which was unveiled this past Friday after months of anticipation. His abilities have yet to be revealed, and it feels like that might be a fun visual Gunn is hoping to keep secret for a while. The Suicide Squad is slated for release in August of this year, so there’s still plenty of time for additional looks at Fillion in character to emerge. Similarly, there’s time for Gunn to share more pictures of Fillion wearing those hilarious shirts of his. Fans will surely be interested in seeing more of those.

More: The Suicide Squad Trailer Breakdown: 33 Story Reveals

Source: James Gunn/Twitter

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