Now Heroes: Origins is going to fill the gap a little bit. Basically a spin-off from the main show it is aiming to maintain audience interest in the show 'between seasons'. Origins is going to be six stand-alone episodes, each dealing with a brand new character. At the end of the mini-season a public vote is going to take place to decide which one of the characters gets promoted to full-time cast status in Season 2.
It's certainly an interesting idea and I'm guessing whichever character is chosen will have to start mid-way through Season 2 to allow the filiming and writing schedule to still hit September for the start of the first 12-episode half-season.
Anyway, apart from Heroes Origins & Season 2 snesgirlalso reminded me of The Watchmen movie that's coming out in 2008, by the same director as 300. I have fairly high hopes for the film because the graphic novel was amazing and Zack Snyder kept 300 very close to the original graphic novel.
So, the question begs itself, who should be in the film. Three names have already been attached to it and (apparently) been offered the roles. So, who do you think should be in The Watchmen?
Dr. Manhattan - Keanu Reeves (offered)
Nite Owl - Patrick Wilson (offered)
Ozymandias - Jude Law (offered)
Rorschach - ?
Silk Spectre - ?
The Comedian - ?