The funnyman was arrested on charges of burglary and criminal trespassing in Georgia early on Monday (09Nov09), and he was booked into Coweta County Jail and was ordered to appear before a judge hours later.
But the star's lawyer, William Briggs, claims his client was in Georgia filming a movie and had "full permission" to stay at Hankerson's property, where he has been living since last month (Oct09), reports TMZ.com.
According to Briggs, Williams was taken into custody after a dispute with one of Hankerson's employees turned nasty and they called the cops to report a false crime.
As WENN went to press, further details about Williams' bail hearing on Monday afternoon had yet to be revealed.
Chapter One: "The Second Coming"
9:01: With slicked back hair and a big nasty scar on his face, Peter Petrelli runs into a warehouse. Claire, looking all sleek in black leather and dark hair, is there. Nasty Claire, villainous Claire with a gun. She shoots Peter, but he dodges it, of course, and jumps back in time…
9:03: …To the press conference at which Nathan is about to confess having powers. Future Peter shoots his brother to stop the mayhem he may cause with his announcement. Present-day Peter, who is next to Nathan, chases future Peter. Future Peter escapes, but what happened to present-day Peter? A person can go crazy thinking about all this stuff.
9:08: Nathan dies of chest wounds, only to suddenly come alive again. With future Peter there beside him. He later claims he talked to God when he died, for just a little bit, and that the Big Guy left him a message. Oh please, Nathan is going Old Testament on us.
9:10 Hiro! Bored out of his mind in an office at his dead father’s company, making the clock go back and forth in time. Yeah, he’s not cut out for office work.
9:12: Sylar visits Claire. Uh-oh. He says he’s back. It was like “a long night after a bad taco.” He still wants to eat her brains, though. She breaks away to hide in a closet. Like that’s supposed to stop him.
9:18: Back with Hiro. His father has left him a video message saying that he’s a sentinel to a dangerous secret that could cause the end of the world locked in a safe in the office. But, he warns his son, DO NOT OPEN THE SAFE. Yeah, that’s just an open invitation for Hiro the hero. He opens the safe, finds half of a formula. Suddenly, it flies out of his hands. Quick thinking, Hiro stops time and follows the wake of whoever grabbed it. It’s a blonde chick who calls herself a speedster, and yes, she steals the formula.
9:31: Maya, aka black-goo eyed girl, and Mohinder are taking samples to try to get rid of her powers. BORING.
9:34: Sylar cuts open a screaming Claire’s head.
9:38: Sylar’s got Claire’s head open and his hands in her brain. Gross. “Are you going to eat it?” “Eat your brain? Claire, that’s disgusting.” He finds some point in her brain, sticks his finger there, sucks in some kind of essence and then stands up. He sticks the top of her head back on, and she immediately heals. “You aren’t going to kill me?” “You’re special, not like the others. You can never die. And I guess now neither can I.” Wow, guess that answers the way Sylar gets people’s powers out their heads. Weird.
9:44: More Maya and Mohinder. Still boring.
9:48: Baddie Linderman, who you recall died last season, shows up in Nathan’s hospital room, saying he healed Nathan. Seems like no one can die on this show.
9:49: Nikki makes an appearance in a corset and garters, further cementing the idea that no one can die on the show, not really (she was supposed to have been blown up in a building). Her, um, boyfriend, whom she calls “Governor” is watching Nathan on TV, quoting divine intervention. Governor guys says “We may have found our guy, Tracy.” She thinks he’s right. “I like him” Tracy? New alter ego? Where’s Micah?
9:51: Matt wakes up in the desert with a scorpion on his face. Yuck. He was sent there by future Peter to get him out of the way.
9:54: Hiro jumps to the future for a moment, because, you know, that’s what he does. He lands on the streets of Tokyo, which is in chaos, people running and screaming everywhere. Then he sees his future self fighting with Ando, who is holding the formula in his hand. “You betrayed me!” Hiro screams. He tries to use his sword against Ando, but Ando blasts him with electrical current and escapes. The present-day Hiro turns to see Tokyo engulfed in an Armageddon blast.
9:58: Mohinder’s got a power, Mohinder’s got a power! After injecting himself with his serum from Maya’s blood, Mohinder suddenly finds himself with super strength. Cool.
10:00 Mohinder in voiceover: “Surely, the second coming is at hand.”
Chapter Two “The Butterfly Effect”
10:01: Poor Claire bear. She can’t feel anything anymore, no pain--the only thing she had that made her feel human. What’s the point then, she ponders? Ah, the dark side is creeping in.
10:04: Angela Petrelli sees the future in her dreams. That’s her special gift--and she knows all about the butterfly effect, the one in which you step on a butterfly in the past and the future is all screwed up. In one particular dream, she walks into a room and sees that all the good guys are dead--Hiro, Matt, Claire, Bennett, Peter. And all the villains are standing there: Nikki, Matt’s dad, Adam, some black dude--and, of course, Sylar.
10:09: Mohinder and Maya have sex. The new and improved Mohinder, that is. He reminds me of Jeff Goldblum from The Fly.
10:12: Elle and her dad Bob are back. Love Elle! She screwed up and let Sylar go, but she knows she can get him back. Bob doesn’t trust her. Bob isn’t going to live long, by the way.
10:15: Nikki is Tracy Strauss now, an adviser to Governor Mulden (OK, that’s his name). They both want Nathan to fill some senator’s seat, so she’s going to go talk to him. Later, she is approached by a guy in the parking garage, who shows her a picture of herself, as Nikki/Jessica the stripper, in Las Vegas. Wait, is that William Katt from the The Greatest American Hero blackmailing Nikki, er, Tracy? With a soul patch?
10:22: Linderman isn’t really alive. Nathan is the only one who can see him. That makes a little more sense. Nathan takes Tracy up on the senate offer.
10:24: Elle: “My dad’s dead, Sylar killed him.” She has burst into Bennet’s cell at the Company lab and throws him a gun. Indeed, Syler is there. Bennet tries to kill him, but of course it doesn’t work because, as he tells Bennet, he got his daughter’s powers. Bennet charges, and Syler tosses him aside like a paper doll. Then Syler grabs Elle and tries to open up her head. Big mistake. She turns into an electrical live wire and blows Sylar backwards. Nifty trick.
10:30: Hiro and Ando are in the speedster’s house in Paris. She’s a master thief. Can’t find the formula, though.
10:34: Tracy/Nikki has a new power, Tracy/Nikki has a new power! The William Katt reporter threatens Tracy again with his story of her as a stripper, and even shows her having sex with Nathan (back in the day, as Jessica). She starts to lose it, and grabs the guy’s arm. He suddenly turns to ice and breaks apart, all over the parking garage floor. Now, how the hell did she get THAT power?
10:38 Sylar is under wraps at the Company lab--again. Mama Petrelli shows up and hands Elle her walking papers. Seems the villains held prisoner at the Company lab have escaped because of electrical burst. Watch out, Elle is one spiteful girl. Meanwhile, Bennet heads home.
10:42: Hiro really should tell Ando what he saw in the future. Ando doesn’t get why Hiro is acting all weird around him.
10:43: I knew it! Mohinder IS turning into a fly! His body is mutating.
10:48: A water-deprived Matt in the desert thinks he is talking to a turtle. Actually, it’s some African fellow. “You from America? Do you know Britney Spears?” That’s funny. Suddenly, we realize he knows Matt--and because he is there, the future is not right. Goodness, everyone is in on this thing.
10:53: At the Bennet household, Mr. B feels like he is the only who can stop those nasty baddies on the loose. Claire wants to go with him, but he won’t let her. Instead, he reveals that Claire’s real mom is here to help protect Claire and the rest of the family. The lady has some fire power.
10:55: We find out what happened to the present-day Peter Petrelli. Future Peter somehow trapped him into the body of a real villain named Jessie, one of the escapees from the lab. Now, present-day Peter is stuck traveling around with the dangerous crew.
10:57 Stop the presses! Mama Petrelli is Sylar’s mother?
Just when you thought the "Batman" franchise had left superhero movies creatively bankrupt, caped crusaders and masked villains are invading Hollywood once again.
This summer's release of "X-Men" promises to be the first in a long list of big-budget comic book adaptations. Many of these were on the back burner for several years but have been making headlines in recent weeks, ever since it was announced that Sam Raimi will likely be the director of Sony's long-awaited "Spider-Man" movie.
"The Greatest American Hero" The latest, and perhaps most bizarre, project announced is a big-screen version of "The Greatest American Hero," the early 1980s TV show that starred William Katt as bumbling superguy Ralph Hinkley (the character's surname was changed to "Hanley" after John Hinckley's attempted assassination of President Reagan). Space aliens give Hinkley a superhero suit and an instruction manual, but he loses the manual and must learn how to harness the powers of the suit on his own, with zany, madcap results. The show, which also starred Connie Sellecca as Katt's girlfriend and Robert Culp as his boss, is probably best remembered for its scenes of Katt learning how to fly and for its zippy theme song. According to Daily Variety, Touchstone Pictures has bought the rights to make a film about the knight-errant man in red tights and has hired two screenwriters to put the project in motion. No word yet on whether the "hero" will turn in those tights for 1990s-style body armor a la Batman.
While the "Greatest American Hero" news came from out of the blue, other super-duper movies have been eagerly awaited by comic geeks, studio licensing executives and toy manufacturers for most of the 1990s. Finally, just last week, Variety reported that the "Fantastic Four" movie, with its long and tangled history, might finally get off the ground with director Roger Donaldson ("Dante's Peak") at the controls. It's a merchandiser's dream -- four superheroes, plus the villains! -- and it's been in the works since 1994, when Marvel Comics made legal maneuvers to prevent director Oley Sassone from releasing his $2 million feature film version of the classic comic.
It's not that Sassone's version wasn't licensed by Marvel, but the comics publisher had received a bigger, better offer from producer-director Chris Columbus ( "Bicentennial Man") to do a first-class job; thus, the cheap quickie was never released and has been relegated to grainy bootleg videotapes sold on the underground. Now Mr. Fantastic, The Thing, the Invisible Girl and Human Torch, not to mention their nemesis Dr. Doom will probably command a $100 million budget if they ever make it to the screen.
The "Fantastic Four" news comes after word that several other Marvel properties are also moving from the back burner to the front. Last week, the trades reported that Columbia Pictures is close to hiring director Mark Steven Johnson ( "Simon Birch") to write and direct "Daredevil," the story of a blind criminal defense attorney by day who dresses up like a demon by night and stalks the city for criminals using his radar-like, radioactivity-enhanced senses to detect danger and evil-doers. Then there's "Dr. Strange," which writer-director Chuck Russell ( "Eraser") has recently been hired (also by Columbia) to develop. There's no speculation yet as to who'll play the young, crime-fighting psychiatrist Stephen Strange, who was known to utter strange incantations such as "By the hoary host of Hoggoth."
While Marvel Comics has the lion's share of superhero movies in the works (studios are also working on adaptations of "The Silver Surfer" and "The Incredible Hulk," although those two projects have been stuck in development hell for some time), rival publisher DC Comics isn't out of the picture, not by a long shot.
Apparently not even George Clooney and Joel Schumacher could succeed in killing Warner Bros.' "Batman" franchise. The studio is reportedly talking to "Pi" director Darren Aronofsky about making "Batman 5," and the studio's highly anticipated "Superman Reborn," once known as "Superman Forever," is said to be gearing up again now after being shelved two years ago when Tim Burton walked away (or was fired, depending on what you believe).
Warners is said to be pleased with the new "Superman" screenplay by Bill Wisher, and the candidate for Most Unlikely to Direct is ... Oliver Stone. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stone is the No. 1 candidate for the job, and the studio wants to take a nontraditional approach to America's most traditional superhero, "sans the tights and more 'Matrix' like." Did Lex Luthor kill President Kennedy? Stay tuned.