Ubisoft Cancels Heroes Game, Justin Baldoni Joins Cast

If you’ve been waiting to slip into the skin of super serial killer Sylar or show off your indestructible cheerleader moves when the Heroes game by Ubisoft lands at your local retail store, then you’ll just have to wait a little bit longer. Game developer Ubisoft has confirmed that the long-in-planning Heroes game has been canceled, and the game rights to the TV show have reverted back to NBC Universal, which owns the show. In casting news, former Everwood star Justin Baldoni has joined the cast of Heroes Season 3 in a brief recurring role as a California surfer.

More about Ubisoft canceling the Heroes game from MTV:

Ubisoft has confirmed to MTV Multiplayer that the company is no longer publishing the “Heroes” video game based on the NBC television series.

Here’s the statement from public relations director Jaime Cottini:

“The rights to the ‘Heroes’ video game have reverted back to NBC Universal. Ubisoft will no longer produce a video game based on the TV series.”

The game was officially announced in July 2007 and slated to release in late 2008. Ubisoft’s announcement follows NBC’s firing of the program’s executive producers, reported by Variety this past weekend.

I don’t think the recent firing of Jeph Loeb and Jesse Alexander has anything to do with the game cancellation, especially since the game was originally scheduled to launch late 2008, and we haven’t seen or heard much from it until now. This just seems like the old axiom, “When it rains, it pours.”

Meanwhile, in more positive Season 3 news, EW’s Michael Ausiello reports on a new castmember who will be showing up for a few episodes, possibly in the same ones featuring Seth Green and Breckin Meyer as comic book store owners.

Sources confirm to me exclusively that Justin Baldoni [pictured right], who played Emily VanCamp’s ripped med student beau on the late, great WB classic, is joining the cast as Alex, a Southern California surfer dude who works at a comic book store.

Baldoni will appear in a minimum of two episodes.

It’s unclear what connection, if any, Baldoni’s Andy will have to the comic book geeks played by Seth Green and Breckin Meyer. But I think it’s safe to say comic books play a key role in the upcoming “Fugitives” arc.

Ausiello may have reported the news as early as yesterday, but JustJared already has pictures of the actor on the Heroes set (below). Baldoni apparently has a scene with Hayden Panettiere’s Claire Bennet, which makes me wonder what a “California surfer” has to do with two comic book geeks who owns a comic book store? Maybe it’s more likely that Baldoni’s character is West’s replacement?


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  • Rolex

    LOL Noah!

    well, Brian Fuller was the best writer working on this show! i hope he will be back!

  • Rolex

    LOL Noah!

    well, Brian Fuller was the best writer working on this show! i hope he will be back!

  • Michael

    Kill the cheerleader, save the show!

  • Michael

    Kill the cheerleader, save the show!

  • Anonymous

    honestly..why would you put that photo of Hayden Panettiere up there?? it is so unflattering haha..if I were her I’d be so angry haha

    as for the new guy..i’m assuming he’s the new love interest..im also assuming him and claire won’t have a relationship anything like the one between her and West…I think they learned from that..

  • Benjamin

    honestly..why would you put that photo of Hayden Panettiere up there?? it is so unflattering haha..if I were her I’d be so angry haha

    as for the new guy..i’m assuming he’s the new love interest..im also assuming him and claire won’t have a relationship anything like the one between her and West…I think they learned from that..

  • Indian Girl

    everything is going down hill:
    Ratings are down: uh-oh
    Producers are fired:crap
    Heroes game cancelled:Oh my God!
    Heroes is a great show but all this crap about it is getting depressing and making me angry. I never knew there was a Heroes game though. Another boyfriend for Claire might be a bit annoying for me but overall it couuld turn out well. Plus, it doesn’t have to be a boyfriend, though from the pics it looks like it is.

  • Indian Girl

    everything is going down hill:
    Ratings are down: uh-oh
    Producers are fired:crap
    Heroes game cancelled:Oh my God!
    Heroes is a great show but all this crap about it is getting depressing and making me angry. I never knew there was a Heroes game though. Another boyfriend for Claire might be a bit annoying for me but overall it couuld turn out well. Plus, it doesn’t have to be a boyfriend, though from the pics it looks like it is.

  • Saravy

    Please oh please, not another love interest for Claire. I think we’ve seen how they work out. Just let her do what she’s doing now, it’s all good. I like what she’s doing now with Meredith and her Mom. Plus it looks like she’ll be hooking up with Peter to take down Arthur. Wonderful. I’ve always liked her character, but the writers make it hard when they put in this tweeny crap. Fugitives sounds like it’s going to be amazing. Mr-New-Boyfriend will ruin it.

    I agree with Noah on the cage match. Milo would get taken down in a heartbeat, he’s a bit of a pansy. My money would be on Cristine Rose. She’s awesome.

    As for the video game. Bummer. But not really, cause I wouldn’t have played it. Brian Fuller sounds lovely, but I personally don’t see a problem with Heroes. I think people just can’t let go from last volume and are still complaining. Sure the formula was a tad annoying in the beginning when we didn’t know what was going on, but I think the writers went in the right direction with it and I haven’t been disappointed yet. This is turning into a great volume. I love the new characters and I get to see the old ones. Yayness.

    • Laura

      umm.. you guys are crazy…he looks like he will being some much needed energy to the show. Yes I hope they dont make the same mistake as last time but that is all about casting… the last guy had no chemistry with Claire…and his power was stupid because someone already had it…Hopefully we will get to see the new guy and Claire in some cool action story lines…plus hes hot…the show needs a new character like him. Im excited!!!

  • Saravy

    Please oh please, not another love interest for Claire. I think we’ve seen how they work out. Just let her do what she’s doing now, it’s all good. I like what she’s doing now with Meredith and her Mom. Plus it looks like she’ll be hooking up with Peter to take down Arthur. Wonderful. I’ve always liked her character, but the writers make it hard when they put in this tweeny crap. Fugitives sounds like it’s going to be amazing. Mr-New-Boyfriend will ruin it.

    I agree with Noah on the cage match. Milo would get taken down in a heartbeat, he’s a bit of a pansy. My money would be on Cristine Rose. She’s awesome.

    As for the video game. Bummer. But not really, cause I wouldn’t have played it. Brian Fuller sounds lovely, but I personally don’t see a problem with Heroes. I think people just can’t let go from last volume and are still complaining. Sure the formula was a tad annoying in the beginning when we didn’t know what was going on, but I think the writers went in the right direction with it and I haven’t been disappointed yet. This is turning into a great volume. I love the new characters and I get to see the old ones. Yayness.

    • Laura

      umm.. you guys are crazy…he looks like he will being some much needed energy to the show. Yes I hope they dont make the same mistake as last time but that is all about casting… the last guy had no chemistry with Claire…and his power was stupid because someone already had it…Hopefully we will get to see the new guy and Claire in some cool action story lines…plus hes hot…the show needs a new character like him. Im excited!!!

  • Ca22

    WHat the hell are you talking about?
    West is so hot!!
    and his story with claire it was great!
    I love heroes .
    if claire will have one more love story it’s great!

  • Ca22

    WHat the hell are you talking about?
    West is so hot!!
    and his story with claire it was great!
    I love heroes .
    if claire will have one more love story it’s great!

  • Kristine

    Dang, Claire’s love “interest(s)” weren’t that irritating. I found them entertaining. If they want Heroes to stay on TV they obviously need man candy so people can watch more of it. But boo, Nicholas D’agosto was friggen taken out of the show and that really pissed me off. I think the the episodes right now are interesting but, they are getting kind of boring now that there isn’t anything else to it. I think Justin Baldoni (Alex comic store guy) was really good for Claire. It just sucked how he only stayed for two episodes. But I’ve gotta say Hiro and Ando’s stories always get me so happy, they’re just so funny. Claire is typically my favourite character since she sorta was the main character in the first season. It’s not that bad to see her have a little fling every once in a while, like Dayum. But anyways gotta love them heroes :)

  • Kristine

    Dang, Claire’s love “interest(s)” weren’t that irritating. I found them entertaining. If they want Heroes to stay on TV they obviously need man candy so people can watch more of it. But boo, Nicholas D’agosto was friggen taken out of the show and that really pissed me off. I think the the episodes right now are interesting but, they are getting kind of boring now that there isn’t anything else to it. I think Justin Baldoni (Alex comic store guy) was really good for Claire. It just sucked how he only stayed for two episodes. But I’ve gotta say Hiro and Ando’s stories always get me so happy, they’re just so funny. Claire is typically my favourite character since she sorta was the main character in the first season. It’s not that bad to see her have a little fling every once in a while, like Dayum. But anyways gotta love them heroes :)

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