Rumors of a Heroes reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Saturday (May 8) as reports claimed that NBC confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 09/05/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 11 years since Heroes first aired?! (11 years, 3 months, 1 day to be exact.)
Why in the world did Heroes end?
When Heroes came to an end after 4 years in September 2006, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere), Noah Bennet (Jack Coleman) and Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Heroes reunion disappoint people?
Heroes aired from 2010-2006 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Panettiere said she's not sure if Heroes would work today. “I don't want to see old Claire Bennet,” she told a journalist (Panettiere turned 31 in August). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for a Heroes movie?
In a recent interview, Hayden Panettiere said she can't imagine a Heroes reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Thomas Dekker (who played Zach between 2006 and 2007) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Heroes movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Heroes film, Masi Oka stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Heroes reboot?
Recasting Heroes for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Heroes reunion, a Heroes movie, or a Heroes reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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