His friends know him as Captain Mal Reynolds, your grandparents probably know him as Castle, and your mother most definitely knows him as Captain Hammer, but whatever name he’s going by, actor Nathan Fillion is one righteous dude. So righteous that it comes as no surprise he’s set to play a God in his next feature film role.
THR reports that Fillion will be playing Hermes in the upcoming Percy Jackson sequel, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters. Not only is Hermes that God who can run really fast while wearing sandals, but in the Percy Jackson mythos he’s also the father of the Luke character, who is the bad guy played by Jake Abel. Luke is an angry young man, and he and his father don’t always see eye to eye, so this role should allow Fillion ample opportunity to utilize his concerned dad brow furrow.
Though it’s rare to come across anyone who will admit to actually seeing director Chris Columbus’ original entry into this franchise, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, it made over $226 million worldwide, so there has to be big studio expectations surrounding this sequel. Not that they need worry. Even though Columbus isn’t coming back to direct, and has handed the sequel over to Thor Freudenthal, Fillion’s involvement should guarantee that The Sea of Monsters at least doubles the grosses of The Lightning Thief. The hammer is his penis.