Firefall character Typhon is being brought to life in a new thanks to a new agreement between Red 5 and former American Gladiator Lee "Hawk" Reherman. Reherman will portray the Firefall character of Typhon at upcoming conventions, complete with his own fully complete battleframe. Reherman is also joined by Crystal Graziano, who will portray the Firefall character Morningstar, both of who appeared in the Firefall cinematic trailer.

Firefall was voted into first runner up for Ten Ton Hammer’s 2012 Most Anticipated Game of the Year by the fans. You can sign up for a chance to join the beta via the official Firefall website.

Check out the official press release and video after the break for more.


Lee “Hawk” Reherman of American Gladiators to Play “Typhon”

Laguna Hills, CA – January 6, 2012 – Red 5 Studios™ announces it has cast Lee “Hawk” Reherman to take on the role of Firefall’s hardened war hero, “Typhon”, at future events. Red 5 is unveiling Lee, and Crystal Graziano – recently chosen to play “Mourningstar” – in their newly completed “battleframes” with a new trailer at: Both battleframes were hand-crafted by award-winning Hollywood FX artist, Steve Wang, and his team.

Most well-known as “Hawk” on American Gladiators, Lee Reherman also hosted five seasons of "Arena" on G4 and has played multiple wacky characters on the Disney Channel. His vibrant personality, athleticism, and remarkable likeness to Typhon, made him the perfect fit to play the Firefall character. Red 5 plans to bring Lee, as Typhon, to at least six conventions during 2012, as well as feature him in a yet unannounced project aimed at bringing Firefall’s rich sci-fi universe to life.

Fans can follow the official Firefall blog ( to stay informed about upcoming appearances for both Lee Reherman as Typhon, and Crystal Graziano as Mourningstar, during 2012. They’ll be wearing some of the most realistic costumes ever constructed, made possible by the unique talents of Steve Wang.

Red 5 Studios’ free-to-play open world shooter, Firefall, is currently running the first stage of its exclusive beta – planned to roll-out through 2012. Players can sign-up for the chance to be invited into the beta and meet Firefall’s enthusiastic community at the official homepage:

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