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Chuck Kim on Villains

Posted in interviews on July 19, 2008 by Citizen

Daring to venture outside the Beverly Hilton base camp for the TCA press tour, on Wednesday morning I trekked to the extremely rural location where Heroes was shooting scenes involving, um, a familiar character, a brand-new one, and lots of intriguing mural art. Oh yeah, and there was a tortoise.

In between shooting videos with a trio of cast members, I grabbed a few minutes with story editor Chuck Kim. Interestingly, he said that Heroes is better for the WGA strike which forced the NBC series to wrap up its sophomore season in December.

“If Season 2 hadn’t been cut, we were going to focus [the second half of the season] on the villains,” he said. Instead, Volume III, kicking off Sept. 22, will take a more in-depth look at the temptation of the dark side. “The great thing is we’ve made [that arc] much better than it would have been,” says Kim. “We’ll be seeing some new [villainous] characters, but we’ll also be dealing with our series regulars and see how their abilities are ‘tempting’ them.”

Heroes’ three-hour season premiere “event” will wrap up any cliffhangers, then launch into the new arc, which in addition to villainy will explore romance (“I think the fans will really enjoy some of the connections we’ll be making,” teases Kim) and welcome a return… or two.

In addition to Kristen Bell’s multiple-episode encore as Elle, David Anders is expected back as Adam Munroe. Kim, however, wouldn’t indulge my appeal to give Anders’ fans any more to chew on. “Adam is an immortal guy, so he can’t die so easily,” the scribe acknowledged. “It’s pretty safe to say that he could come back at any time from that coffin” in which he was buried alive.

And when he does, will he be nastier than ever? Says Kim, “Well, he is pretty mad at Hiro!”

Source: TV Guide

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7/7 Kristin spoilers

Posted in characters, interviews, spoilers on July 9, 2008 by Citizen

Tom in Orlando: I thought Linderman was dead on Heroes, but then I heard Malcolm McDowell say he’s returning. WTF?
Let’s just say our beloved Nathan Petrelli has a brush with death (you saw that last season) and when he comes back…Wait, what was I saying again? For some reason I just started thinking about that movie with Bruce Willis where the kid sees dead people. What was that called again? That was an awesome movie. Hmmm, I wonder why my mind just went there. Old age is a Lady. Anyway, in other news, Ali Larter is coming back as a totally different person (i.e. doppelgänger), meaning someone who is not Niki or Jessica or Gina (my head is hurting), and with a whole new power. And Claire’s bio-madre Jessalyn Gilsig is also returning.

Mike in Anchorage, Alaska: Quick, give us something good on Heroes! How about some dirt on my favorite, Suresh?
Oh, twist my arm and force me to talk about one of TV’s hottest men. Mohinder Suresh has a lot coming up this season, including a love connection with a female Hero we already know (together, they are hot as fire). And let’s just say that if you had a sneaking suspicion Suresh might have some kind of superability, you would not be wrong at one point this season. There is more to him than meets the eye, but he ultimately may need to “scale back.” (Note the quotes and try to figure out what the bejeezus I’m talking about in the Comments below.)

Behind the Eclipse Summer Spectacular, Part 1

Posted in characters, interviews, spoilers on July 2, 2008 by Citizen

Aron and Joe reveal several spoilers in CBR’s Behind the Eclipse:

  • Season Three will pick “up right from the moment Nathan is shot. Well, actually…a few moments before. Well, technically, four years in the future. But that’s only until… Suffice it to say, you will learn who shot Nathan Petrelli from the proverbial get go”.
  • Isaac’s “sketchbook will indeed [re-]appear (pay attention around episodes 9, 10 and 11 this season) – and we will also meet a new artist, soon enough. Whose style is somewhat familiar. And who has a very familiar subject.”
  • Arthur Petrelli will appear in a flashback by Episode #8 of Season Three.
  • Aron and Joe also discuss the evolution of Peter’s character: “We all know that “With great power comes great responsibility.” “But we also know that “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” So basically Peter will find himself torn between these two platitudes. It’s Lord Acton vs Stan Lee in a battle for the ages. So stay tuned.”
  • And regarding Meredith Gordon‘s return, Aron and Joe write: “You want Meredith Gordon back? Really? What would we do with her? Bring her back so Claire can bond with her biological mom about having powers while she pushes her own mother aside – because of their biological difference? Where’s the drama there? (and in case you don’t get sarcasm, stay tuned)”
  • And Peter absolutely does get his power from here.

Kristin spoilers (6/30)

Posted in cast, characters, interviews, spoilers on June 30, 2008 by Citizen

— Kristin of E! Online interviews Greg Grunberg, Dania Ramirez and new Heroes bad girl Brea Grant. Kristin asks for hints about their characters. Dania says that Maya will take off her crucifix and be on a different note this season, and Greg says that for his character, the tortoise always wins.
John says:
— Kristin of E! Online says about Ali Larter: Ali is definitely still a part of Heroes. Niki Sanders, not so much, but Ali will stick around and conjure up a whole new personality we haven’t yet seen before for season three: Tracy Strauss. (Something tells me she’ll be hot, blond and look like that chick who once wore a whipped-cream bikini for Dawson Leery.) Meanwhile, I’m pretty sure I’m hitting the set tomorrow to interview a few of the castmembers, so if you have Q’s for the Heroes cast, I know a secret place you can hide them: tvdiva@eonline.com. (I’m not sure who’ll be there, but I know Zach and Milo will be.) Also, Matt Parkman is going to end up in the desert with a horse with no name… and a tortoise. Believe it or not, I’m serious about the desert and the tortoise part. Matt’s storyline is about to get über-trippy!

Kristen Bell and a Sylar spoiler

Posted in cast, characters, interviews, spoilers on June 23, 2008 by Citizen

According to Kristin of E! Online’s spoiler chat, Kristen Bell is still only confirmed for 5 episodes this season, but Cristine Rose will be a new regular. Also, Kristin notes that the San Diego Comi-Con will have just a sneak peak (not the full premiere), and that Sylar is going to start working with Mr. Bennet and share loads of screen time with him.

Sylar spoiler from Kristin

Posted in characters, interviews, spoilers on June 18, 2008 by Citizen

In a video segment of E! Online’s Watch with Kristin Show, Kristin dishes that Sylar’s heart may actually grow a few sizes in Season Three. She elaborates that he will “do some surprising good-guy stuff and will have a surprising connection to a good-guy character [we] already know.”

William Katt joins cast

Posted in cast, characters, interviews, spoilers on June 17, 2008 by Citizen

One of the original TV superheros, during a recent interview WIlliam Katt, who played the Greatest American Heroes, confirmed that he has filmed several scenes with Ali Larter (Niki). Katt says he plays a reporter that will go after Niki.

Here is the part of the article with the Heroes information:

William Katt, who played the lead role in the ’80s television show Greatest American Hero, is the latest classic sci-fi TV actor to make an appearance on the NBC show Heroes.

“I just filmed it last week,” Katt says of his appearance on Heroes. “I play a really, really wonderful, seedy, smarmy-mouthed reporter that goes after Ali Larter. It was a lot of fun.”

Although Larter’s character, Niki Sanders, was apparently trapped in a house that exploded at the end of last season, not only is she back on the set, but Katt said he worked almost exclusively with her. “She hogged me. She wanted me all to herself,” he jokes.

The actor, whose role as Ralph Hinkley on Greatest American Hero lasted three years, joins other stars of cult sci-fi classics who have appeared on Heroes, including Joanna Cassidy from Blade Runner and Star Trek actors George Takei and Nichelle Nichols.

A fan of Heroes since he first saw the pilot, Katt said he got the job because of a friendship with director Greg Beeman. “He’s a wonderful director. He’s been on the show for awhile after being up in Canada doing Smallville. Now he directs on Heroes quite a bit,” Katt says. “I did a show with him a number of years ago when we worked together on a two-hour movie of the week for NBC called Problem Child 3.”

Katt compares the comedic Greatest American Hero to the dramatic Heroes. “It’s more Hitchcockian. It’s a more dark and seedy look at the world of superheroes. It’s offering to television viewers what some of the better comic books do,” Katt says. “Tim Kring is just an extraordinary writer. And I think there’s no end to his creativity. He’s kind of mad, in an insane way. And that always makes it interesting. There are a lot of twists yet to come.”

A guest star on recent episodes of House M.D. and JAG, Katt says his Heroes character was a “really fun role” for him to play, although the character doesn’t have powers. “He has the power of persuasion. That’s what he has,” he said, then added with a laugh,” and no red suit.

Read More of the Article Here: Newsarama

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