Remember when Heroes was relevant? For like eight months, that’s all anyone could talk about. It was all "Save The Cheerleader, Save The World" this and "Isn’t that Hiro something?" that. Four years later, it was canceled with barely a whimper. NBC toyed with the idea of giving the characters a one-off television movie to provide some closure, but really, not enough people were interested. All that brings me to the crux of this article. There is no Heroes movie planned. Every now and again, die hard fans try and resurrect the notion of a movie, but there’s usually little evidence to support that. Even less today.
In an interview with Zap2It, star Hayden Panettiere said she had “no idea of any intention”. She further clarified, “It would be fun to do, but I know nothing about it.” This isn’t like the Arrested Development movie. God only knows if that one will get off the ground, but whenever it comes up, whoever is asked always talks about how a script is being written and they’re trying to all organize a date. They say those things because they actually want that movie to happen. Something tells me most of the people involved here couldn’t care less, at least now that they have other shit going on.
Don’t hold your breath on this project ever coming around. Even if those involved are desperate for work, ordinarily, people tend to make films about projects that were popular over the long haul, or at least ones that slowly gained a cult following over time. Heroes never recovered after the first episode of the second season, and if anyone ever revisits the project, it will likely be a full scale reboot with new actors. Your best chance to see this cheerleader is in the upcoming Scream 4.
Enthusiastic about Clue, case-of-the-week mysteries, the NBA and cookies at Disney World. Less enthusiastic about the pricing structure of cable, loud noises and Tuesdays.
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