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Nathan Fillion doesn’t want Joss Whedon to be canceled so they can work together again

Nathan Fillion doesn’t care much for the Joss Whedon haters.

The Castle star, 51, has worked with Whedon, 57, on the 2002 Fox series Firefly and several other projects over the years.

Fillion has recently defended working with Whedon — saying he’s open to doing something else with him again — and seemed to suggest that the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator isn’t quitting despite multiple toxic labor and harassment allegations against him should be.

On an episode of Michael Rosenbaum’s Inside of You podcast, Fillion noted that Whedon was a “funny, self-deprecating, incredibly talented” filmmaker who was “maybe a little haunted.”

He also addressed a January 2022 New York Magazine article in which Whedon addressed some of the allegations.

“I read that article, and nowhere in it at any point did he mention ‘Firefly,'” Fillion told the Smallville graduate.

“I had a very… that wasn’t my experience with this man,” he continued.

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Several allegations of a toxic work environment and allegations of sexual harassment surfaced about the “Avengers” director in 2020.
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“I mean listen to his own admission, this guy is a work in progress and I appreciate that,” the Waitress actor continued. “I would work with Joss again in a heartbeat. I would work with him again in a heartbeat.”

Although “Firefly” only aired for one season some 20 years ago, it was revived in a 2005 feature film titled “Serenity.”

Fillion noted that he doesn’t want to restart the space western TV series without Whedon’s involvement.

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“I had a very… that wasn’t my experience with this man,” the Castle star recently said on the Inside of You podcast.
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He also apparently alluded to the podcast that he had spoken to the “Avengers” director about a possible revival. “We talk, we joke, we fantasize,” Fillion said.

The Canadian actor said “it would be heartbreaking” if Whedon weren’t included in a Firefly reboot. “How can you?” he asked.

Several actors have made allegations of abuse by Whedon, including Justice League stars Gal Gadot and Ray Fisher, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer cast members Charisma Carpenter, Danny Strong and Emma Caulfield.

“Wonder Woman” star Gadot, 37, said in an interview with Israeli socket N12 Last October, Whedon “kind of threatened my career and said if I did anything, he would make my career miserable.”

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Gadot was one of the celebrities who made claims about Whedon.
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He denied any wrongdoing in New Yorker magazine’s profile earlier this year, stating that people used “every weaponized word of modern times to make it seem like I was an abusive monster.”

“I think I’m one of the nicer showrunners of all time,” he added. “I don’t threaten people. Who’s doing it?” The Mutant Enemy Productions founder then insisted the Death on the Nile actress misunderstood him due to a communication barrier.

“English isn’t their first language, and I tend to be annoyingly flowery in my language,” he said.

However, in an email sent to New York Magazine after the interview, Gadot wrote that she “totally got it.”

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