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Darth Hero

Following on fast from the news that Madeline Zima and Robert Knepper are joining the cast of Heroes in its fourth season come more casting revelations from Entertainment Weekly .

Apparently, Ray Park, the stunt man turned actor who played Darth Maul (his body anyway not his voice*) in The Phantom Menace and Toad in X-Men, will be playing “one of the colorful characters at the centre of the show's Carnivale-esque storyline. (My guess? He's the character described in the breakdowns as ‘Knife Thrower‘)” says EW’s Mike Ausiello.

Also, Deanne Bray (from The L Word) is “nearing a deal” to come on board for multiple episodes as “a deaf love interest for one of the main Heroes”.

* A special no prize to the first person to name the actor who supplied his voice (we were just too lazy to look up how to spell it)