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Category Archives: Cast: David Anders (as Kensei/Adam Monroe)
Here’s another Heroes news round-up that showed up over the last week or so that I didn’t get the chance to post, for whatever reason. The most important news to Heroes fans concerns the return of Adam Monroe (what, did you really think he wouldn’t return? In a season titled “Villains”?) in Season 3. The rest are just fun stuff that may or may not be of interest to you. Choose wisely, padawan.
No real big surprise here. Did anyone really expect Kring and company to kill off David Anders’ Adam Monroe for good? There is the making of a great villain in the character, and definitely someone more interesting than the speedster girl they’re going to be introducing as Hiro’s nemesis in Season 3. Really, why would you swap Monroe for a new villain when Monroe is right there, waiting to resurface from his gravely prison, and pick up right where the two left off trying to destroy Hiro for the sins of the past? Boggles the mind.
If you were lucky, you were attending the Eclipse Heroes Convention in Northampton, England about two weeks ago, but if you weren’t, well, we have some pictures from the event here via someone who actually attended. So who was there to meet and greet fans? Present and accounted for were Sendhil Ramamurthy, Santiago Cabrera, David Anders, Cristine Rose, Noah Gray-Cabey, and the always lovely Jessalyn Gilsig. Besides the usual Q&A panels, autographs, and photo sessions were a number of Heroes themed parties, including an American High School and something called “The Petrelli Inauguration Ball”.
Oh come on, who thought David Anders, aka Takezo Kensei, was down for the count when Hiro teleported the immortal troublemaker into, literally, an early grave? Anders said as much while attending an Eclipse event in the United Kingdom. Not only will Adam Monroe return for
the first six episodes one of the first six episodes of Season 3, but Anders feels that, because of Monroe’s status as a villain, he would fit in perfectly with the rest of Season 3′s theme — i.e. “Villains”.
Wanna meet Sendhil Ramamurthy, Hayden Panettiere, David Anders, Noah Gray-Cabey, and Jayma Mays (“Charlie”) in person? Well if you attend the Heroes Eclipses convention being held in the UK from Friday March 14th to Sunday March 16th 2008, you might just get your chance. The 3-day unofficial Heroes event “aims to bring together fans of the series from across the country to meet some the show’s stars and enjoy various events over the weekend. There will be activities each day from guest talks and photograph sessions to quizzes and late night parties.”
Reader KB let me know that the faux Takezo Kensei documentary has been updated with a second part, which you can watch by clicking this link. Plus, Hayden Panettiere was in a new movie called Shanghai Kiss that you might not have known about (scroll down to view a clip from the movie). The plot of the film: A struggling Chinese-American actor, who unwittingly finds himself involved with a high school girl, learns he has inherited his grandmother’s home in Shanghai. The American-raised character moves to China in an attempt to connect with his ancestry, leaving behind quite possibly the only girl who has ever loved him.
USA Today has an article on Heroes where they give a pretty thorough rundown of what to expect in the upcoming Season 2. It’s nothing you haven’t already read here multiple times, alas, but the article does come with a nice picture of Hiro (Masi Oka) and an unmasked Kensei (David Anders) in Feudal Japan. I’m guessing that the confused look on Hiro’s face is a response to the fact that Kensei is, well, white.
Can’t wait to see David Anders slip on the mask and Samurai swords when the second season of Heroes premieres next month? You don’t have to. Tim Kring and company have set up a little fake “documentary” on the famous Takezo Kensei at YamagatoFellowship.org. It’s Ken Burns gone Heroes, and comes in five-parts available only on the web for your viewing pleasure. So what are you waiting for? Learn about the real life of Kensei, the “wild savage turned master swordsman whose heroics helped unify Japan.”
David Anders’ Kensei, a 1,000 year old immortal Hero, was supposed to only have a recurring part on the second season of Heroes, but he was so impressive during production that the producers have decided to contract the actor for a regular spot on the show, reports TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello. NBC and Anders’ people just closed out the deal recently, making Anders a full-time Hero for the upcoming Season 2.
The Hollywood Reporter has just confirmed a number of cast additions to Heroes, including David Anders as “the ancient samurai warrior Takezo Kensei, Hiro Nakamura’s (Masi Oka) childhood hero”. (So basically all those questions I asked in the previous post? Answered!) Other new additions to the cast includes: Barry Shabaka Henley, Holt McCallany, Japanese pop star and actress Eriko Tamura, Lyndsy Fonseca and Dianna Agron for recurring roles. Which means that a previous report about the newly crowned Miss Universe Riyo Mori joining up as Hiro’s Princess girlfriend has not panned out, and instead Eriko Tamura will play the “Japanese Princess” character.