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Well this is a blast from the past! According to Deadline, a remake of Steven J. Cannell’s 1981 cult classic The Greatest American Hero has a production commitment from Fox. Even better? This is coming to us from Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie) as well as Cannell’s daughter, television director Tawnia McKiernan (Grimm).

If you don’t remember the show, it’s the story of a normal guy who’s given a suit that gives him superpowers. I did watch this as a little kid and I loved it. I realize that I actually remember very little other than the song “Help Me Rhonda” that played every time Rhonda (Faye Grant) appeared on the screen. Still, from this group, it sounds promising.

Are you guys excited for the remake? Let us know in the comments.

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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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  • Believe it or not I’m walking on air!!
    Oh!!! I love, love, love it! I hope that they make it right! because It’s a very special memory of my childhood.

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