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Star Wars' Ray Park in talks to join Heroes

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 5th 2009 3:02PM
ray park heroes season fourThe Heroes casting reports just won't stop. Yesterday, we learned that Prison Break's Robert Knepper would come on board as a new villain. Now, Star Wars baddie Ray Park is in talks to appear in the show's next season for a sizeable arc.

As Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Park famously wielded a double-bladed light saber to slice up Liam Neeson. He showed his goofier side as Toad in the original X-Men film and recently as a Skywalker Ranch security guard in Fanboys. We still don't know any details about Park's role on Heroes, but some Interweb bloggos are convinced that he'll play the "Knife Thrower" described in Heroes' recent casting breakdowns.

Ray Park as the Knife Thrower? I'll take it. As long as he gets to do Kung-Fu kicks and 360-degree air spins while he's throwing knives.

Park, who next stars as Snake Eyes in GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra, should be able to deliver some decent action to Heroes, a show that's been lacking just that since season one (remember how we got jipped during the last Petrelli bros. vs. Sylar bout?). Par is also a pretty good actor. Darth Maul was scary as hell, and he was appropriately disgusting and funny as Toad in X-Men. I wonder if this casting move will help get Heroes' ratings up next season.

Deanne Bray (The L Word) is also in talks to join Heroes for multiple eps. Can she do 360 air spins? Anyone?

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The Hollywood Reporter reported earlier that Rachel Melvin, an actress who recently left Days Our Lives is joining the cast in something to do with Claire.

June 06 2009 at 2:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Deanne Bray is deaf in real life so it will be interesting to see what they have in store for her character. Will her deafness be a power or a complication of her power?

June 05 2009 at 5:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Heroes + Action scenes = FAIL!

I hope they showcase his fighting ability but i fully expect them to screw it up some how.. oh well ill still be watching till the bitter end.

June 05 2009 at 4:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to Val's comment

Why don't you just stop watching?

June 05 2009 at 5:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

When youve been with a show from the beginning you cant just drop it you have to see how it ends.. I'm still intrigued because there is so much they can do with the characters and story they have. but I find myself disappointed almost on a weekly basis. I'm still rooting for Heroes.

June 05 2009 at 6:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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