Up until now we thought Jack Coleman, who played Noah Bennett (aka HRG, or the man in the horn rimmed glasses) on NBC's hit superhero drama "Heroes," was the only actor from the original show who would be returning to the network's new "Heroes Reborn" miniseries later this year. But now another alum has joined up to show off their special abilities -- Masi Oka!
Oka, who's currently on "Hawaii Five-0" and used to work for Industrial Light and Magic creating digital effects for the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy, will be reprising his role as the Japanese time-and-space jumper Hiro Nakamura, according to Deadline. If you never watched the first series, he's basically the best most adorable character to ever exist.
Of course, he's ALSO a sword-wielding badass from the future, kind of like Trunks from "Dragonball Z." He's the one, in fact, who first utters that iconic tagline about saving the cheerleader and saving the world -- you know, the one that NBC would not stop using in all of its "Heroes" commercials that year when the show achieved massive success in its first season. But before all that, he was just your average awesome dork whose superhero dreams suddenly came true, which we can totally get behind.
“I’m excited to return to my Heroes roots,” the actor said in a statement. “Hiro Nakamura was such an inspirational role to play, and I’m hoping the fans will enjoy seeing him back on TV.”
“The character of Hiro Nakamura was such a huge part of the first series’ success, and a gigantic fan favorite," Executive producer Tim Kring added. "We felt the fans would really love seeing him back in action again.”
Yes, Tim Kring. Yes we will.