With thanks to our fellow “Refugees of 9th”… here’s what the Super Bowl was like for Heroes fans a few years ago.
What is the Aurora?
Beautiful lights herald the new teaser trailer for Heroes Reborn which aired tonight during the Super Bowl.
Also appearing in the trailer? Jack Coleman as HRG. We also get our first look at Zachary Levi’s character, whoever he may be. (Grown-up Lyle? Okay, probably not.)
Could Sylar make a return for Heroes Reborn?
Kate Aurthur from Buzzfeed caught up with Zachary Quinto, who is soon to star in the NBC series The Slap, for an answer.
“No, I’m not going to go back,” Quinto said to her. “I talked to them about it, and Tim [Kring] reached out to me when they decided they were going to do it.”
Tying in with today’s TCA Press Tour day for NBC, the network has confirmed that Zachary Levi will be starring in Heroes Reborn, and their official press release also confirms some of the producers that will be involved with the new show, including Holly Harold, whose credits include Smallville and Arrow.
IGN’s Roth Cornet caught up with Hannibal executive producer Bryan Fuller recently; Heroes fans might remember him best for contributing some of the original series’ best moments to the first season and for his brief return later on.
“I would love to see Heroes restored to the respect it had in that first season,” Fuller said, recalling the great moments of producing Season 1. “I think that would be wonderful. The show certainly deserves it, and I would love to see it. It’s absolutely possible.”
Will Sylar be in Heroes Reborn?
Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, IGN went for an answer, by asking Zachary Quinto, who was here to promote his Starz series The Chair.
Christopher Eccleston may have opted out of returning to another franchise that he was known for last year, but he told MTV News that he’d be interested in returning to the role of invisible man “Claude” for Heroes Reborn.
“Of course, yeah, I had a great time on the show!” Eccleston said. “Yeah. I’d always be interested. That was a great character. I love that guy.”
I can count the most visceral reactions I’ve had reading news courtesy of the Internet.
There’s been three.
The first came sometime in 2011, when I was a sophomore in college. One night I was sitting in my bed in my dorm at Arkansas State University, browsing Twitter. At some point my brain registered the key phrases, “Michael Rosenbaum,” “Smallville” and “series finale” in some order and I somehow didn’t black out.
No, instead I leapt from my bed and danced in the middle of the floor.
The second came more than a year later, on Oct. 30, 2012.
I was sitting in a photo lab in the journalism department at ASU, actively avoiding whatever lesson was being taught that day. This may or may not have involved me photoshopping myself in to the twin sun set scene from “Star Wars: Episode IV.”
I have no idea if this put me in the right mind set to read the news that CNBC broke at 3:53 PM, once again via Twittter:
BREAKING: Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4B in cash & stock
— CNBC (@CNBC) October 30, 2012
In the span of a few minutes I went through all five stages of grief and back again. I repeat the process once a week to remind myself I’m alive.
The third and most recent reaction worthy news is the reason I’m writing this and you’re reading.
The date: February 22, 2014.
Location: The Indianapolis Star newsroom, with me once again on Twitter.
Is NBC trying to torture us?
The latest update to the official Heroes page lists a “Summer 2015″ premiere date near the top. If that information didn’t confirm it, these words do:
Revitalized, re-energized and reborn, the Heroes saga continues in the summer of 2015 as new and returning characters collide in the epic and never-ending battle between the powers of good and the forces of evil.
Never-ending, even though it is a “limited event series.” Got it.
Heroes Reborn premieres Summer 2015, we guess.
Anyone hoping for Peter Petrelli in NBC’s Heroes Reborn reboot might need to prepare themselves for some disappointment.
Milo Ventimiglia, who will soon be starring in the ABC midseason draama The Whispers, has told a fan on Twitter that he will not be coming back. He does, however, wish Jack Coleman and the crew “the best” and says that he will be watching.