‘Nathan Fillion Civilian Pavilion’ petition gets Hollywood superstar support

Nathan Fillion arriving for the premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles on April 13, 2015. Credit: PA Photos Limited [2001] all rights reserved

A push to name an Edmonton park “Nathan Fillion Civilian Pavilion” just received a superstar boost.

Fillion, who is part of the cast of the new movie The Suicide Squad, is from Edmonton.

A petition to name a proposed downtown green space the “Nathan Fillion Civilian Pavilion” had nearly 18,000 names as of Wednesday morning.

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A video was released by Warner Bros. showing his co-stars endorsing the idea.

“I 100 per cent support this idea, completely,” said Margot Robbie. “I really, really hope you succeed in this mission, Edmonton. I believe in it.”

“Is this real?” Idris Elba asked.

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“I’m intrigued. I’m excited,” John Cena said.

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The petition was created by local radio host Lauren Hunter.

The new Suicide Squad movie opens on Friday, Aug. 6.

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In a statement, a spokesperson for the City of Edmonton said:

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“It’s great that so many Edmontonians see the humour in it and it’s been particularly exciting to see the video responses from Mr. Fillion’s co-stars on The Suicide Squad.

“The Nathan Fillion Civilian Pavilion idea has brought a lot of attention to Edmonton and Mr. Fillion is one of a number of homegrown talents that Edmonton can boast about.

“We love to see Edmontonians so engaged with their city and its public places. We hope residents will keep sharing their excitement and ideas.”

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