Geek Favorite Nathan Fillion Gets his Shot at the Green Lantern After All

When the “Green Lantern” movie was being cast, fanboys and geeks were all clamoring for Nathan Fillion to land the gig. (Okay, so maybe that’s not such a shock. Fanboys and geeks think Fillion can and should play any and ALL roles.) Someone even did a pretty impressive fan trailer with Fillion in the role. Well as we all know, Ryan Reynolds got the role, though you probably shouldn’t cry for Nathan Fillion — dude spends his weekdays making eyes with Stana Katic on ABC’s hit crime show “Castle”, after all.

But although he didn’t land the live-action “Green Lantern” movie, Nathan Fillion will still get to play the Emerald Knight — as the voice of Hal Jordan, aka the Green Lantern in D.C. Universe’s latest direct-to-DVD original movie, “Green Lantern: Emerald Knights”, which is due out June 7 from Warner Bros. Animation.

Emerald Knights is a series of vignettes about the Green Lantern Corps, an intergalactic police force. Fillion plays Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern of Earth’s space sector, who mentors Arisia, a new recruit played by Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss. “I was always reading the comic books, I was always a spectator,” Fillion says. “Now I feel like I own a little piece of Green Lantern.”

Filling out the cast are Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy from the Harry Potter movies), Kelly Hu (Hawaii Five-0, The Vampire Diaries), actor/spoken-word artist Henry Rollins and ex-wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.

Via TVGuide, here’s your first look at Fillion in the studio doing the voice of Jordan for the upcoming movie.