Heroes: Wrap-up Movie Not a Sure Thing

HeroesTim Kring, the creator of NBC’s Heroes, recently talked to EW about the prospect of a movie to wrap up the formerly hit series. It seemed like the project was essentially a done deal when it was announced that Heroes wouldn’t be back for season four. Now, it don’t seem so sure.

He said, “No decision has been made [about the movie]. But the Heroes brand is an extremely broad premise. It was a premise about ordinary people, an undisclosed number of people all over the world, who were waking up to these extraordinary abilities. Any number of stories could happen around that. We never posited a single ending or a single premise. It wasn’t about getting off of an island or stopping something from happening. We told stories in volumes that had a beginning, a middle, and an end. Those volumes could go on and on and on with many different characters.”

He continued, “As a result, that Heroes universe is something that can be tapped into again in many ways. Certainly, a movie is a way to do that and clearly, there is an entire world and a number of platforms that this property could live in. Movies sometimes need a little distance from the television show.”

A couple weeks ago, Kring said that he was pitching his movie idea to NBC later this month. He hinted that the movie would skip ahead a year and deal with the repercussions of Claire revealing her powers to the world in the finale. She’ll have become a reluctant spokesperson for the abnormals and Sylar will (once again) struggle with his dark side. He said, “There will be a huge cultural and social change in the world. Some [of our characters] will be hiding, some struggling, some basking in the glory.”

Kring feels confident that, if he can get NBC to agree to make the Heroes wrap-up, that the large cast would agree to return. He added that Adrian Pasdar would probably be back but wouldn’t be playing deceased Nathan Petrelli.

What do you think? Will the Heroes movie get made or will it go the way of the Commander in Chief and Deadwood movies?

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  1. KikiAnn says

    I kept checking for a wrap up, but at this point I don’t care. Why even start watching a show that is even remotely different because they’ll just cancel it & you’ll never really get the end of the story line……I don’t mean NBC, it is everyone of these idiot networks… Jericho, Dollhouse, Happy Town, Flash Forward…because obviously, what we all really want to see is something about some reality show about some girl who can’t live without a man or some fatty mcfatterton lose some weight or another cop drama……boring…….

  2. spicy75 says

    I am extremely disappointed about heroes being canceled. I believe with the millions in audience that it did attract should have been enough to keep it on TV. If one of their reasons was because of the special effects than why could NBC not take some of them out so we as fans do not have to go without the show. I do not believe that this is fair to do to those people including myself who have looked forward to each and every time that the season began. It all comes down to NBC making money. They do not come across as unintelligent people so why could they not have come up with a better option than cancelling. Who is actually running the show there?

  3. says

    I have been watching heroes since season 1 aired on television and own all 4 seasons on DVD and was waiting for season 5. I would really appreciate a wrap-up movie. This television series can not just end with no closure. I have to say I am extremely upset that there is no season 5 coming. I can still sit and watch all seasons over and over and am a huge fan of heroes. Please please make a wrap-up movie!!

  4. says

    I’ve been in contact with Tim Kring. Believe me if you will or not, I don’t really care. This interview is a marvelous example of the interviewer hearing what he or she wants to hear. What Kring actually said about Nathan was that he would LIKE to bring Pasdar back, but isn’t sure how that would work with the plot. Oh, and he seems fairly optimistic about chances for a wrap-up.

    Please report on what the subject actually says, not what you want to hear.


    • says

      @Isa If you can provide a source for the interview that TV Guide quoted, or a published source in which Kring clarifies his comment about Pascar, we’d be glad to adjust the article accordingly.

      • says

        I’d be glad to do that and more, if Mr. Kring is agreeable to it. Is there someone I could send the information to directly? An e-mail address to the writer of this article, or another editor, perhaps? My e-mail address should be in your files after my last post. Feel free to send me an e-mail at it, preferably with “Kring” in the subject heading. I look forward to hopefully clearing this up.

  5. says

    Please get your facts straight. Tim said he would love to have Adrian back if possible because he enjoyed working with him, NOT that he would “probably be back” as you claim. It shows that your “source” is simply another article repeating what they are all getting wrong. Tim is still in negotiations with NBC for what forms the finale and continuation of the Heroes universe will take. If you want to report actual facts, you might want to talk to Mr. Kring himself or someone at publicity at NBC. Also look for him to discuss some of this at his Comic-Con panel in San Diego.

  6. Ryuichi says

    I would LOVE to see a movie, but honestly, it would be best as a miniseries. Of course, I doubt if NBC would do so, but I can hope!


  7. Carmel says

    Oh please do a wrap up of heroes I wish it didn’t get cancelled I truly love the show and cast I wish you could take and keep the show on good luck to all of the cast.

  8. Ryan says

    Didn’t like much of season 4, but want a wrap up. They should have done season 5. It’d be easier to market and sell, and could have aired with season 4 in reruns. Heck, they could have done a 7 or 8 episode season and aired it this fall then started showing whatever new drama they wanted.

    ABC and HBO were dumb with how they handled CIC and DW

  9. Barb says

    Please finish the story line with a movie. I have been watching this since the first episode and closure is needed!!

  10. Lori says

    It better get made. I think it deserves a wrap up despite what it’s creator says, sure outside of the characters there is an untold amount of people with powers but I don’t care about those peoples stories I care about the characters stories, so wrap it up. If the main series eventually lost popularity and interest (me excluded, I love it still) I don’t think a spin off would fair any better assuming his comment implies no wrap up but a possible spin off.

  11. Cel says

    Skylar? You mean Sylar? Nice. lol.
    Adrian Pasdar back but not as Nathan Petrelli…I have no idea what that could mean but I’m not really into an idea of a film, as far as I’m concerned the show only got worse as time went on. There were some interesting prospects none of which had to do with Claire – ‘save the cheerleader save the world’ was so volume 1.

  12. gotFLava says

    Yes please have a Heroes wrap up movie. People haVE invested 4 yrs into this show and would love to see a good resolution. I could also see some spin offs from Heroes too. So keeping my fingers crossed……..

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