Sounds Like Hayden Panettiere Won't Be Back For HEROES: REBORN

During an interview with Cosmopolitan, Panettiere admits to having no idea about the plans for a new series until she found out from her cousin. It seems we can rule out Claire Bennet from joining the new Heroes when the miniseries kicks off in 2015.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 4/19/2014

When Heroes returns it seems there won't be any need to save the cheerleader this time around. Hayden Panettiere, who played principal character Claire Bennet in the original series from 2006 to 2010, reveals to Cosmopolitan that she has not been asked to reprise the role for Heroes: Reborn. "Well, it was a shock to me," the Nashville actress said of learning about the miniseries from her cousin. "I mean, we had nothing, nothing to do with it; it will definitely be interesting to see how they reinvent that." We do know that the new series will place the focus on a new set of characters, but NBC has not ruled out the possibility of old cast members returning too. One way or the other, Panettiere hopes they wont recast. "I think it's a whole new set of characters," she continued. "Who knows? It's a little bit of an interesting feeling because you go, 'That was our show, our home, our family,' something that we had a major part in creating as well, and, I mean, I hope that they don't have somebody else playing our characters, that would be a little dagger in the heart. But, you never know. I wish them success in it, for sure."
Source: Cosmopolitan
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ManofSteel23 - 4/19/2014, 9:51 AM
I doubt they are rebooting the characters lol this wasn't to bad a few years ago, super heroes have gotten bigger since then so who knows it might actually do well
CherryBomb - 4/19/2014, 9:55 AM
She's speaking way too soon. I doubt they've even finished the scripts.
Or even started much pre-production. It's a long time until it's released.

But still, I'm glad. It should separate itself from the mess that Heroes became, if not for the new audience it will bring in. It it truly is "Reborn" then have a completely different cast.
Shroombeast - 4/19/2014, 10:00 AM
I only clicked on this article to see if people were posting pics of her yet.
SuperCat - 4/19/2014, 10:03 AM
Shame she won't be back. She's sexy as f*ck.
maninfinesuit - 4/19/2014, 10:03 AM
BigBossKaz - 4/19/2014, 10:08 AM
Hayden is extremely sexy
MrSotoMan - 4/19/2014, 10:10 AM
Guys its not like it is coming this year, it will be out next year so that means there is plenty of time to sign her up. I am sure she is in the script in some capacity.
Johnwalker641 - 4/19/2014, 10:10 AM
Bring her back..... FIT! The end.
BlackIceJoe - 4/19/2014, 10:13 AM
I personally hope the new series brings no one back. The reason why is because I want to see new characters and their stories. The original idea of Heroes was to have each season staring new characters. This way you get to see more of the heroes from the Heroes universe.
Battabing - 4/19/2014, 10:23 AM
Didn't know there was a demand for this show to return.

As long as Jeph Loeb isn't involved, it should be interesting.
CherryBomb - 4/19/2014, 10:26 AM
The best part of the show was Ali Larter.
She was fantastic. & I hope they bring her back as Barbara (the third unseen triplet)
DrDoom - 4/19/2014, 10:30 AM
Heroes went full retard after the first season.
Avenger87 - 4/19/2014, 10:31 AM
just bring Sylar, Peter and Hiro back
LeroyJenkins - 4/19/2014, 10:39 AM
She's too busy with me for this Heroes nonsense
GUNSMITH - 4/19/2014, 10:41 AM
SHAME SHE WONT BE "BACK"..


I ALWAYS THOUGHT SINCE HIRO COULD TRAVEL THROUGH TIME HE COULD STOP THE LAST EVENT THAT HAPPENED OUTING THE SUPERS FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE. CAUSE IT WOULDN'T BE MUCH OF A REBORN THING IF THEY PROGRESSED FROM WHERE THEY LEFT THE SHOW AT LAST..IT WOULD BE HUMANS AGAINST SUPERHUMANS PREJUDICE AN ALL OUT WAR. .IT'S A STORY BUT I LIKE WHEN THEY WERE STILL NOT PUBLICLY KNOWN..COOLER THAT WAY.
GUNSMITH - 4/19/2014, 10:47 AM
HEROES MADE ME PTURBED WHEN THEY STARTED WATERING DOWN PETER'S POWERS.

mctrinket - 4/19/2014, 10:50 AM
She is superhot still...even if she is into country music and gigantic Russian cave freaks.
SuperDude001 - 4/19/2014, 10:52 AM
Only bring Peter and Sylar back. Have all the past characters said to split and disappear after the big reveal of the finale. Have a wiser Peter lead some of the new characters who are now more comfortable with abilities (like mutants) and reveal little of what's happened to him between Season 4 and now. Do same for Sylar, but instead of wise, have him sorta in a relationship the young Magneto to Peter's Charles Xavier. Sylar as the only other past character Peter knows now, become an anti-hero trying to supress his darker side (eventually becoming the villain once again, but with more reason than last time).
SuperDude001 - 4/19/2014, 10:54 AM
And yes, while hot Hayden's character was useless after season 1 and she was never the best actress. She seems to be doing okay. Leave her behind (and yeah they have tine to write her in but if she was going to be big plot character they wouldve asked of she'd do it before announcing)
CherryBomb - 4/19/2014, 10:54 AM
Peter and Sylar became very tedious as the show progressed.
Definitely don't bring them back.
McGee - 4/19/2014, 10:56 AM
Then kill off her character.

Problem solved.
maninfinesuit - 4/19/2014, 10:57 AM
You kids and your hormones.

ComicFan523 - 4/19/2014, 10:58 AM
I'd be okay with a new cast. I'd like to see Sylar, Peter, and Hiro again, even if they're only there for an episode or two. They need to give Peter his full powers back again too; in the first season he was the coolest character on the show and then they go neuter him by only letting him have one power at a time in season three.
CherryBomb - 4/19/2014, 10:58 AM
My favourite character was Candice!
Loved her.

Bloodraven - 4/19/2014, 10:59 AM
Dosen't surprise me. Probably too busy with Nashville.
BigBossKaz - 4/19/2014, 10:59 AM
Thank you Mister GUNSMITH
DrunkenNukem - 4/19/2014, 11:00 AM
How can somebody be excited about this??

Last season of this show sucked big time
GUNSMITH - 4/19/2014, 11:03 AM
IF HER CHARACTER WASN'T WHINY LIKE SHE WAS..AN MORE SERIOUS...SHE'D KINDA BE LIKE DEADPOOL...BUT NOT FUNNY..AND HOT.
SuperDude001 - 4/19/2014, 11:03 AM
DrunkenPirateNukem @ Yeah but the first season left a bigger craze than Lost or Breaking Bad. Sure after that it just sucked, but people are being optimistic for the good stuff
GUNSMITH - 4/19/2014, 11:07 AM
HER MAN IS A GIANT COMPARED TO HER
Ramiel - 4/19/2014, 11:08 AM
She was the only reason I ever watched Heroes. I stuck around when Kristen Bell showed up.
CherryBomb - 4/19/2014, 11:09 AM
She's a very intelligent girl. I read an article in Cosmo she gave and she's really passionate about politics and knows her stuff.
People don't give her enough credit.
sameoldthing - 4/19/2014, 11:10 AM
HEROES creators..All new cast please & while your at it,write some good stories this time.

Can't fathom how tiny Hayden is but is married & has monkey sex with that huge Russian boxer guy. Scary.
daadamo - 4/19/2014, 11:13 AM
Good. All new cast please.
GUNSMITH - 4/19/2014, 11:15 AM
I STILL CANT FIGURE OUT WHAT SYLAR DID OR GOT IN THE BRAIN OF HIS VICTIMS TO GET THEIR POWERS..CAUSE I KNOW HE WAS A EMPATH LIKE PETER BUT STARTED OUT DIFFERENT..I ALWAYS THOUGHT THERES A MAGIC FRIGG'N BEAN LODGED INTO EVERY SUPERHUMANS BRAIN AND IF HE FOUND IT HE'D DOWNED IT LIKE A TIC TAC HE'D GET THEIR POWER..I DUNNO... IT GOT WIERD IN THE THIRD SEASON....
Tao1 - 4/19/2014, 11:15 AM
"Forget the Cheerleader...Don't make the show"
JediPhilosopher - 4/19/2014, 11:26 AM
Yep, she was my main attraction to that show, I have to admit. But, the show sucked after season 1.
AC1 - 4/19/2014, 11:30 AM
I mainly want Hiro to come back, maybe a slightly hardened version like the various "Future Hiros". Would be cool to have Ando come back too. Hiro was always the most passionate about using his powers as a hero, so it'd be cool to see him lead or mentor the next generation. Might be cool to see an older Micah come back too.

I get the feeling we won't see Sylar again, seeing as he reformed by the end and Zachary Quinto's doing more movies now, and if Peter comes back I'd rather he be an occasional guest star and have his full set of powers back, rather than that stupid power-swap thing he had after Season 2. Not sure what use Claire would be in the new series, but I wouldn't be against her coming back with good enough reason.

But, first and foremost, I want the new characters to be interesting, engaging characters with good powers. That's the most important thing. And it's going to be very, very difficult to come up with a villain as interesting and downright bad-ass as Sylar was in the first season. The only other halfway decent villain was Kensei, and while I liked him even he was nothing compared to Sylar.
wookiefit76 - 4/19/2014, 11:41 AM
I hated her character and her acting. She was okay for 2 episodes, and then I couldn't stand her.
2013venjix - 4/19/2014, 11:42 AM
NO CHEERLEADER!! WE'RE DOOMED!!
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