You remember him, of course, as the young tribute from District 3 in The Hunger Games. Now he’s been tapped to play a teenage Derek Hale in a flashback episode of Teen Wolf. From EW: “Just don’t expect to see the same intense and broody Derek we all know and love today as Nelson plays Derek at 15 years old, when he was a popular and charming star athlete; this is Derek before disaster struck his family, turning him into a lone werewolf always in search of a new pack. In the same episode, viewers will also be meeting Derek’s mother Talia, who is a strong and deadly alpha werewolf, and his older sister Laura, a beautiful beta who has the potential to become an alpha.” And while I’m sure this kid is going to knock it out of the ballpark, it’s a shame they just couldn’t just CGI the young Tyler Hoechlin from his 7th Heaven days, because now THAT KID was a STAR! Remember how we couldn’t WAIT for Monday nights to come around to see what hijinx young Martin Brewer was going to get into? Sigh. The ’90s. Anyway, Teen Wolf Returns for its third season June 3.
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