It looks like Heroes got a major upgrade with its 2015 reboot Heroes Reborn. The full-length trailer for Heroes Reborn dropped at Comic-Con, and it is all kinds of crazy. Those who remember the original Heroes as a cheesy romp about ordinary people with special powers spanning the globe will be impressed by how much sleeker and darker this version is aiming to be. From Zachary Levi as a merciless bad guy to the return of an older, stronger Hiro, the trailer takes Heroes boldly forward into a whole new era.
There are lots of familiar faces throughout, including the always popular Noah (Horn-Rimmed Glasses Guy), Matt, Mohinder, and, of course, the aforementioned Hiro. This time around, the heroes have no time to grapple with their powers because they are being systematically hunted down by governments on a global scale. The X-Men style twist definitely ups the stakes for the reboot's new young characters like Tommy (Robbie Kay) and Miko (Kiki Sukezane). It's not just the government that the powered community has to worry about. There is also something apocalyptic coming for everyone.
If you weren't exactly thrilled by the idea of a Heroes reboot, at least check out the trailer. I know I wasn't exactly clamoring to return to this universe, but this series looks like it can easily work as a standalone. There's no denying it anymore, Heroes Reborn has some serious potential. It certainly has a shocking trailer. Check out the six most jaw-dropping moments.
1. The Return Of Hiro
No matter how campy Heroes got, Hiro (Masi Oka) was always a highlight. It seems the time-stopping, comic book-obsessed guy that he once was has been replaced by a total badass. His appearance is the trailer's coolest, most cheer-worthy moment.
2. A Deadly Zachary Levi
Chuck Bartowski, what are you doing, young man!?! I can't be the only one who was shocked when Levi, best known as the lovable spy Chuck , murdered an entire room full of powered people. It's a chilling scene and it has me psyched to see a new side of the actor.
3. The Great Escape
OK, see, a guy chopping his own hand off is not the sort of thing that generally happened on Heroes back in the day. There were a lot of heads being sliced by Sylar, but I don't remember those scenes being quite so graphic or fraught.
I squealed when little Micah (Niki's son) showed up all grown up and part of the resistance movement. I'm sorry, but I'm only human, and his big reveal hit my nostalgia bone hard.
5. This Epic New Character Reveal
Meet Miko — she has an awesome sword and I already love her. If I were a betting woman, I would say she is related to Hiro and/or destined to be his pupil. Either way, she's already impressing me.
6. The Apocalyptic Pinkness
What even is this? The pink swirly vortex of doom is being held off by this one woman. What happens if she loses control of it? Is this the source of all the powers? Where is she? Curse you, Heroes Reborn, I really want to know the answers now.
Check out the trailer below and see if it hooks you like it did me.
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