After a popular petition and some Hollywood support, the push to make a Nathan Fillion Civilian Pavilion succeeded.
Over the weekend, Edmonton city hall donned a new identity and new name to honour the actor from Edmonton.
As of Friday morning, the change.org petition to name an Edmonton space Nathan Fillion Civilian Pavilion had 27,000 names.
The petition reads: "The City of Edmonton is turning downtown parking lots into a new Central Park that doesn't have a name yet! To honor great Edmontonian actor Nathan Fillion, we propose we build a small building on this park, and call it ... “The Nathan Fillion Civilian Pavilion."
“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 city said in a statement on Wednesday.
“We love to see Edmontonians so engaged with their city and its public places. We hope residents will keep sharing their excitement and ideas.”
Besides his role in The Suicide Squad, Fillion is known for playing Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds on Firefly and its film continuation Serenity, and Richard Castle on Castle. He also stars as John Nolan on The Rookie.