Nathan Fillion has cameo in ‘GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.’ Ain’t Nova.

Nathan Fillion.

Internet was awash this weekend in rumors that Nathan Fillion had a cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy. And that the cameo would set up his role as Nova down the line. Apparently reality is splitting the difference on this rumor.

There’s good news for Nathan Fillion fans: He will make a cameo in “Guardians of the Galaxy.” But there’s also bad news for Nova fans: The rumors he’s playing the Human Rocket “have been greatly (and entirely) exaggerated,” according to director James Gunn.

Gunn took to Twitter to squash a rumor that appeared on the internet Saturday:

The rumors of my pal @NathanFillion playing Nova in have been greatly (and entirely) exaggerated. Sorry, humans.

However, in a response to a followup question, Gunn did confirm that the “Firefly” and “Castle” actor will appear in the film:

@STARS_TyranT: Are the rumours true that he has some part in the film?” @nathanfillion has a very small fun cameo he did as a favor to me.

Fillion has previously appeared in two other Gunn films, “Super” and “Slither.” [CBR]