Just a heads up to anyone who may be going to Comic-Con ’09 later this week that I’ll be there myself to cover the show’s panel at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel on Saturday, July 25th, from 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM. In attendance will be show creator Tim Kring and castmembers Jack Coleman, Masi Oka, Adrian Pasdar and Zachary Quinto, as well as guest stars Robert Knepper, Dawn Olivieri, Ray Park and Madeline Zima.
Update: Just got word from NBC that Hayden Panettiere and Milo Ventigmilia have been added to the panel.
This page is, for now, a place holder. I’ll be updating it with the latest information from the panel as soon as Saturday rolls around.
Until then, feel free to leave any questions you think should be asked of the panel. I may use some of your questions if the chance presents itself.
Update: Wednesday Booth
Heroes, like all the other big panels at Comic-Con, had a booth on Wednesday’s big exhibition floor. They also had TVs that were showing the Season 4 “Redemption” trailer. I snapped some shots, but unfortunately my iPhone is still an old model and didn’t have video, though I did see a couple of people recording the trailer, so my guess is that it will show up online pretty soon.
Here’s the trailer from YouTube. The quality isn’t great, but there you have it. We’ll probably have to wait until after Comic-Con to get an official version. But this is definitely the same one that I saw. Thanks to those who mentioned it in the comments section.
Some thoughts on the trailer (POTENTIAL SPOILERS), but I have to admit, although I saw the trailer at least three times, I could be wrong about some of the points made below, so don’t hold me to them. It was a long day, and I’m typing this from memory:
Matt Parkman is really, REALLY not cool with what he did to Sylar. There’s a scene at the end of the trailer where Sylar shows up with Baby Parkman and says something to the effect of wanting his life back. I believe this is probably some hallucination or possibly a nightmare by Matt, a product of his guilty conscience.
Claire in college seems to be flirting with danger, and her new roommate played by Madeline Zima doesn’t seem to be helping any. Also, Claire seems to be on something of a death wish. I believe at some points in the trailer she tries to kill herself by jumping out of a window. I could be wrong, but I believe that was Claire in the scenes.
The Carnival is going to have a BIG impact on the show’s Season 4. The trailer is full of scenes involving Robert Knepper’s evil carnie, who is rounding up his own army. For what purpose, I’m still not sure. Also, apparently young Hiro has crossed paths with the carnie folks before, and will do so again as an adult. Plus, Ray Park’s knife thrower character isn’t some cameo. It’s a pretty big role from what I can tell.
Didn’t see much of Peter. He saves some woman after an accident, I believe.
Angela is having bad dreams about Sylar, who seems to be showing up a lot in the trailers. At one point, Nathan realizes he that blue electricity power of Sylar’s while sitting at his desk. I’m thinking the Nathan-as-Sylar angle will get resolved pretty fast in the new season.
The Hunter also shows up at one point. I’m not sure, but I believe he also dies in the trailer. Could be wrong, though, but it does look like he bites it.
I’ll be able to tell you more after the Heroes panel on Saturday. I believe they’ll probably show the same trailer again. Plus, the castmembers will be there to share more about the coming season.
On my way to Comic-Con this morning, I ran into this:
It turns out NBC has created a mini-version of the Sullivan Bros. Carnival for comic-con attendees, taking over a whole section of park across the street from the convention. Yes, a fully functional carnival, complete with rides and games. Workers were still putting the carnival together when I snapped these pictures. The carnival itself was working by afternoon.
NBC has put up a video of the entire Heroes panel from Saturday. Now you can hear and see what you’ve been reading about for yourself.