Masi Oka’s Defenders, Claire’s Lesbian Tendencies?

One Heroes Season 4 rumor, and an update on what Masi Oka aka Hiro has been doing during his hiatus from the show. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Masi has sold a family action-adventure project called “The Defenders” to Dreamworks. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the guys behind “Star Trek” and “Transformers” will produce, while D.J. Caruso (“Disturbia”) is in negotiations to direct. Gary Whitta, who recently wrote the Denzel Washington post-apocalyptic actioner “Book of Eli” will script the film.

Here’s the plot of “The Defenders”:

The story centers on a group of mostly teenagers from around the world who are involved in a multiplayer video game, each unaware of who they really are behind the cover of their consoles and avatars. They are forced to come together for a real adventure, becoming inadvertent heroes in the process.

Since the movie will have heavy doses of MMORPG, Dreamworks has done the smart thing and will be producing a game version along with the movie. So get ready for Masi Oka’s “The Defenders” in 2010!

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Meanwhile, the guys at IGN have taken The Hollywood Reporter’s little “maybe more” aside in regards to Rachel Melvins’ character (as reported here) to mean a little, er, shall we say, romance between Claire and her new college roomie.

I think most of us were leaning towards the “maybe more” being, perhaps, a familial tie between Claire and Melvins’ new character, Annie, but leave it to some people to think of more salacious possibilities. Mind you, not that we would mind. It would certainly add a little bit more spice to the show…


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  • chris

    come onnnnnnn!!! girl on girl… claire and another… it makes no sense story wise, but jeez will it be good!!! :P shame it couln’t a been wityh elle tho :P

  • chris

    come onnnnnnn!!! girl on girl… claire and another… it makes no sense story wise, but jeez will it be good!!! :P shame it couln’t a been wityh elle tho :P

  • Samaritan

    “Not that we would mind”…oh, give me a break and cut the P.C. garbage. Anyone not with their heads up the backsides of the P.C. crowd certainly *would* mind. It’d be totally out of character for her, and family un-friendly, and viewed by most as a cheap attempt at a transient ratings boost, to boot. What, the roomie is gonna have the power to make those around her fall in lust with her…and that power then would work on Claire. Puh-leeze.

    The “maybe more” will more than likely be that she’ll have an ability (ie, they’re both “special”).

    • http://www.heroestheseries.com/ Sam

      The only one bringing “P.C. garbage” into this is you. I would suggest you leave your little political rants at home where it belongs.

  • Samaritan

    “Not that we would mind”…oh, give me a break and cut the P.C. garbage. Anyone not with their heads up the backsides of the P.C. crowd certainly *would* mind. It’d be totally out of character for her, and family un-friendly, and viewed by most as a cheap attempt at a transient ratings boost, to boot. What, the roomie is gonna have the power to make those around her fall in lust with her…and that power then would work on Claire. Puh-leeze.

    The “maybe more” will more than likely be that she’ll have an ability (ie, they’re both “special”).

    • http://www.heroestheseries.com Sam

      The only one bringing “P.C. garbage” into this is you. I would suggest you leave your little political rants at home where it belongs.

  • Anonymous

    Can you say ridiculous? As huge a Heroes fan as I am, I would stop watching right away if this lesbionic deal were the case.

  • Benjamin

    Can you say ridiculous? As huge a Heroes fan as I am, I would stop watching right away if this lesbionic deal were the case.

  • SomeGuy

    First of all, you’re all gay (it’s just a small bad joke, don’t take it litterally). A lot of Hayden fans don’t really like her acting (I, for one, am not a huge fan) but think she’s hot. This is a bonus for those fans and would make sense to get the ratings up to improve budget and a renewal and so forth. it’s no 3d episode like Chuck was, but if they gotta do it I won’t complain. Hell, I’m all for it lol.

    But all that aside, yes the story should come first and that’s the thing. how does that fit in character? Claire’s had a different boyfriend every season. BUT, the whole “college phase” thing could fit in with this. It could be an “experimental” thing, not that she’s goin all out lesbian.

    And to the guy rejecting the “fall in lust” ability. i didn’t really ever think about it but I think that ability would work on the show, but not like how you mentioned. Someone who can make other’s fall in love with her, or make them think she’s more attractive than she already is (I’m guessing for the girls, cause she’s not bad looking). But, on top of that, make people want to trust her more. So that she has no problem getting people to do what she wants.

    • Heroesfan

      I agree, that would be hot

  • SomeGuy

    First of all, you’re all gay (it’s just a small bad joke, don’t take it litterally). A lot of Hayden fans don’t really like her acting (I, for one, am not a huge fan) but think she’s hot. This is a bonus for those fans and would make sense to get the ratings up to improve budget and a renewal and so forth. it’s no 3d episode like Chuck was, but if they gotta do it I won’t complain. Hell, I’m all for it lol.

    But all that aside, yes the story should come first and that’s the thing. how does that fit in character? Claire’s had a different boyfriend every season. BUT, the whole “college phase” thing could fit in with this. It could be an “experimental” thing, not that she’s goin all out lesbian.

    And to the guy rejecting the “fall in lust” ability. i didn’t really ever think about it but I think that ability would work on the show, but not like how you mentioned. Someone who can make other’s fall in love with her, or make them think she’s more attractive than she already is (I’m guessing for the girls, cause she’s not bad looking). But, on top of that, make people want to trust her more. So that she has no problem getting people to do what she wants.

    • Heroesfan

      I agree, that would be hot

  • Kyle Maloney

    I wouldn’t stop watching, I’m hopefully glued to this show till its completely dead, but I still really hope they don’t go this route.

    • http://www.myspace.com/tarot999 Tarot

      I’ll keep watching too, even if they do this. But if they kill Claude, that’s it.

      As for Masi Oka’s other project, that looks interesting.

  • Kyle Maloney

    I wouldn’t stop watching, I’m hopefully glued to this show till its completely dead, but I still really hope they don’t go this route.

    • http://www.myspace.com/tarot999 Tarot

      I’ll keep watching too, even if they do this. But if they kill Claude, that’s it.

      As for Masi Oka’s other project, that looks interesting.

  • http://www.myspace.com/tarot999 Tarot

    I really hope they don’t go the romance route with the “and maybe a little more.” If Claire had been shown to like girls, I wouldn’t care but to have Claire, who up to this point has been shown to like boys (West, Alex anyone?) to suddenly get involved with a girl just smacks of wrongness. I was hoping the “something more” was either the girl has a power and Claire and her share the secret or Claire uses her gift to heal/help the girl.

  • http://www.myspace.com/tarot999 Tarot

    I really hope they don’t go the romance route with the “and maybe a little more.” If Claire had been shown to like girls, I wouldn’t care but to have Claire, who up to this point has been shown to like boys (West, Alex anyone?) to suddenly get involved with a girl just smacks of wrongness. I was hoping the “something more” was either the girl has a power and Claire and her share the secret or Claire uses her gift to heal/help the girl.

  • KingGenesis

    i am ALL for it. this is what i had hoped would happen. woohoooo/ if heroes does this. best show ever no matter how dumb the plot gets.

  • KingGenesis

    i am ALL for it. this is what i had hoped would happen. woohoooo/ if heroes does this. best show ever no matter how dumb the plot gets.

  • pjamese3

    Well, you know that Claire could go LUG (Lesbian Until Graduation.) A lot of girls do.

  • pjamese3

    Well, you know that Claire could go LUG (Lesbian Until Graduation.) A lot of girls do.

  • arinna

    I don’t like it and it’s dumbest plot EVER!

  • arinna

    I don’t like it and it’s dumbest plot EVER!

  • hirosfan91

    WTF??? Seriously? I have nothing against lesbians, heck, if they want to have one they should make a lesbian character. But Claire having a leasbian relationship would ruin her character. Thats not Claire. I actually kinda likes the idea of Sylar having a thing for Claire. Hopefully they just mean that these 2 chracters will become really good friends. Claire could sure use a girlfriend to back her up (in a sisterly way, like Hiro has Ando).

    • http://metalhed1382.deviantart.com/ BiLLDoZeR

      I agree with you a sidekick heroic type of girl would be cool and being lesbian wouldn’t be a bad thing, but Claire should not go that way.

    • http://www.myspace.com/tarot999 Tarot

      I quite agree. If they want a lesbian, have it be an entirely new character and one who is not involved with one who has already been established as straight.

  • hirosfan91

    WTF??? Seriously? I have nothing against lesbians, heck, if they want to have one they should make a lesbian character. But Claire having a leasbian relationship would ruin her character. Thats not Claire. I actually kinda likes the idea of Sylar having a thing for Claire. Hopefully they just mean that these 2 chracters will become really good friends. Claire could sure use a girlfriend to back her up (in a sisterly way, like Hiro has Ando).

    • http://metalhed1382.deviantart.com BiLLDoZeR

      I agree with you a sidekick heroic type of girl would be cool and being lesbian wouldn’t be a bad thing, but Claire should not go that way.

    • http://www.myspace.com/tarot999 Tarot

      I quite agree. If they want a lesbian, have it be an entirely new character and one who is not involved with one who has already been established as straight.