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Sometimes in the world of pop and geek culture things can get stale and over dramatic. Every now and then, taking a break from the main stream can be a good thing. And in that break you may just find something new that you can grow to like. So let us introduce to you Stan Lee’s World of Heroes network. Today, their YouTube channel premiered No Hero Now, a music video from Black Mast Studios from the upcoming artist Vy Nguyen ft. Jason Chu.

No Hero Now is a music video that tells the story of a young female assassin in search of her missing sensei. While searching for him, she comes across a trail of destruction. It’s clear that whoever has taken him, has very little care for life. Thus, leaving her fearing the worst for him. She eventually finds him tied up deep within a warehouse where whoever has been holding him has been experimenting with some kind of serum on soldiers. One of those soldiers wakes up and, before she and her sensei can escape, kills him with his new found powers of telekinesis thanks to the serum that’s been pouring into his body. Having just witnessed, possibly, the only person she may have cared for in her life, she goes after the soldier. During their fight she’s wounded and it seems like this is the end. Then, in a moment, she wills herself to get up and defeats the soldier.

As you can see, the video stars quite a number of familiar faces. In case you were wondering, the video stars Jessika Van (The Messengers), Jack Yang (A Leading Man), Beth Riesgraf (Leverage), Dan Feuerriegel (Spartacus), Chelsea Harris (The Stalker), Tony Messenger (The Expendables), and more. If you look even closer, then you may have even noticed a special cameo by Peter Shinkoda (Falling Skies, Daredevil).

We were actually lucky enough to get Jason Chu and Matt Kriger from the music video to do a small Q&A for us about what it was like filming and some other general questions. Here is what they had to say.

NerdBastards: What was it like working on the set?

Matt: Super fun and super easy.  Our writer/director, Jennie kept the shoot fun, which isn’t always easy to do. She also captured exactly what she wanted and made it easy for the actors to do their jobs.

Jason: Also the set was super fun…. the warehouse we shot in houses the propmakers for Star Wars, District 9, Elysium Nightmare Before Christmas, and a ton of other geeky favorites, plus Grant Imahara (of Mythbusters) has his workshop there.  I’ve shot a ton of music and spoken word videos, but this was definitely the most exciting set I’ve been on.

NerdBastardsAre there any comic book based projects you would like to work on? If so, what are they?

Jason: I’m a fan of anything Marvel does with Amadeus Cho – boy genius, new Hulk, it’s all very dope. Robert Kirkman’s Invincible is also a favorite of mine: he’s doing a great job of writing a fresh take on established superhero tropes. If either of those gets turned into something – holla at ya boy.  Oh, and shout outs to Matt Fraction and David Aja’s recent work on Hawkeye. Their run is very fresh.

Matt: I would love to work on an X-Men project. I love how everyone has powers, but your individual power is never enough to defeat the bad guy. You have to work together with everyone to overcome the evildoers, which I think translates to our world very well. None of us are strong enough to defeat the evils of this world, but if everyone works together, we can do anything.

NerdBastardsThere are a numbers of superhero shows on television today. If you could be on one of them which one would you choose and why?

Jason: I thought that Marvel did an incredible job with Daredevil. Vincent D’Onofrio is the best-written and most-fleshed-out villain I’ve ever seen portrayed, really very stylish and cool stuff. Drew Goddard, if you need an Asian-American rapper for Season 2: my day rate is low.

Matt: I think I would most like to be on Daredevil. It’s such a dark and interesting show, and I love how real they try to make the fights. Great storyline, beautifully shot, and a great show altogether.

Those of you out on the West coast will get the chance to meet the cast and crew of No Hero Now because they’ll be at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center this weekend. They’ll be holding a panel called, “Stan Lee’s World of Heroes Presents… No Hero Now” on November 1 at 12 PM in room 511ABC.

No Hero Now was directed by Jennie Kong (Made By Maggie).

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