According to convention all-star Alan Tudyk, his next project, "Con Man," which he wrote, produced, directed and starred in, is like Comic-Con meets TV series "Extras." But there's a lot of reality in this series that mimics the real experiences he and actor Nathan Fillion have experienced in their many years as a Hall H-filling convention star. That’s rude.""Con Man" will also have lots of other convention hall heroes such as Gina Torres (who plays that fake video game director who makes Tudyk switch roles from Razorburn to character Marion), Bruce Campbell and genre directors Joss Whedon and James Gunn.
And both of them shared one of the real-life moments they re-created in the new series with "Hero Complex.""Con Man" is centered around an actor who met great success in a sci-fi series, but has now been relegated to the lesser convention circuit and the struggling job of trying to reboot his career. Meanwhile Fillion plays the actor who found continued success after the series, named Jack Moore. Clearly not playing himself, Whedon is playing a lower-level crew member, a role that Tudyk admitted was rather odd to direct as Whedon had been his director for many years on "Firefly." And the "Guardians of the Galaxy" director actually plays the Dutch version of Fillion's character from the sci-fi show. You can watch the trailer for "Con Man" here [warning: explicit language] and the big release is on Sept.
While Jack enjoys the life of an A-lister, Wray tours the sci-fi circuit as a guest of conventions, comic book stores, and lots of pop culture events.
The series, written and directed by Tudyk, is a lighthearted take on the personalities, luminaries, comic book stores, and characters both Tudyk and Fillion have run into during their years in the sci-fi community and convention circuit, while telling the story of a sci-fi actor learning to love and embrace his fans.
Tudyk and Fillion, both starring in the project, will be joined by a crew of sci-fi fan favorites like Sean Maher, Gina Torres, James Gunn, Seth Green, Felicia Day, and Amy Acker with more guest stars being announced throughout the campaign.
For example, what happens when two friends work on a video game and one gets all the heroic lines and the other is Alan Tudyk's character?
Turns out this directly mimics both actors experiences while voicing "Halo 3," which they elaborated about in our exclusive Comic-Con interview. I got to say all this great stuff like, 'let’s keep fighting. And, move forward, everybody attack.' What did you do Alan?
"We weren’t together when we did our stuff," says Fillion.