A couple of Heroes news round-up for your reading pleasure today. First up, Hayden Panettiere is the cover girl for TV Guide’s upcoming 2009 Sci-Fi Preview issue, which also includes a three-page spread on Heroes that may or may not contain spoilers. Meanwhile, in Heroes casting news, Michael Ausiello over at Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Kirsten Bell won’t be back as Elle anytime soon, so if you’re holding your breath for the electric one’s return, I would stop right now before you pass out. As for the still living, Ausiello also scoops that bad guy turned anti-hero turned really bad guy again Sylar will be meeting his read daddy, now that he’s been assured Arthur Petrelli is not his real father. Or at least, he better hope Arthur isn’t his dad, after what he did to the old man, if you know what I mean.
Sources confirm to me exclusively that the struggling NBC drama has tapped John Glover, a.k.a. Lex Luthor’s dad, Lionel, to play Sylar’s father.
“When Sylar meets his father, he’s going to see a path ahead of him that he doesn’t want to take,” reveals a Heroes insider. “He has a lot more in common with his father than he realized.”
Hayden Panettiere’s TV Guide cover and the interior pages via Multipleverse. Click on the images to enlarge and to read the articles.
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