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Will Summer Glau play a villain on Dollhouse?

by Mike Moody, posted Aug 27th 2009 7:02PM
summer glau fox dollhouse tsccEarlier today, we told you about Summer Glau landing a recurring role on Joss Whedon's Dollhouse. Glau, of course, has worked with Mr. Whedon before on the much loved but short-lived Firefly and its film spinoff, Serenity.

This isn't the first time Whedon has cast actors he's worked with before in a new project; he does it all the time. But like Squad commenter "davem" pointed out, actors who return to the Whedonverese for a second go-round usually end up playing villains.

So does this mean Glau is destined to be the new big bad on Dollhouse?

Let's look at the trend davem pointed out earlier, and let's start with Dollhouse: Last season, Firefly alum Alan Tudyk made a memorable guest appearance as Alpha, an escaped active with a penchant for slicing up pretty faces. Yeah, he was a bad guy. Two more Firefly alums, Gina Torres and Adam Baldwin, worked with Whedon again on the Buffy spinoff, Angel. Torres played a demon goddess who ate people; Baldwin played a bruiser controlled by an ancient evil. Again, bad. Really bad.

It doesn't stop there. After Fox dumped Firefly, Captain Mal himself, Nathan Fillion, showed up on Buffy's final season as Caleb, the villainous ex-priest working for "The First Evil." Superbad.

This isn't an exact science, but the trend is worth examining and discussing. Do you think Glau will play a villain on Dollhouse? Do you want to see her play a villain?

I'd love to see Glau as a Dollhouse baddie, but I must make one request of Mr. Whedon: Please don't kill off her character next season. Most of the villainous characters played by returning Whedonverse vets tend to have very short lifespans. I'd like to see Glau last a little longer, assuming Fox renews Dollhouse after season two.

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Tobias

It be hard to see her as a bad guy...(although she did do it in TSCC for one ep.) She's just too cute! Unless she does the whole endearing bad guy thing...might work. If all else fails she can just walk around in her underwear...

August 29 2009 at 3:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joseph

Apples and Oranges, UNC69dmo...

In the game of date versus marry, Glau would win, hands down, over Park.

August 28 2009 at 3:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
browncoat

well actually the first time Summer Glau waon a Whedonshow ws when she played the baleriain an episode of Angel. So she has already returned to the whedonvese without becoming a villain.

August 28 2009 at 1:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bubbameister33

Torres also got her face punched in.

August 27 2009 at 8:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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