This summer has been filled with rumors of the Glee cast disbanding. But fear not Gleeks! Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk was at Comic-Con this weekend and dished to In Touch about all the gossip you need and more. When asked if fan favorites Chris Colfer, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith would be back, Brad reassured In Touch with a resounding, “Absolutely!” And Brad is trying to keep them in the fold for the long run. “We’ve been talking about this with them for a very long time and we will continue to do that, and I don’t know what’s going to come of it. I don’t want to say, ‘I guarantee you that they’re coming back’ because they might decide they don’t want to come back. Anything can happen, but our idea is to keep them around because we love them all. We think they’re all incredibly talented.”
But Glee hottie Sam, played by Chord Overstreet, is officially out. “For reasons he’s aware of, we decided not to make him a regular but we did ask him to come back for a portion of the season. He declined the offer, which we were very disappointed by. Chord decided he had opportunities elsewhere.”
So where does that leave Amber Riley, whose character, Mercedes, was last seen holding hands with Sam? “Mercedes will have a new boyfriend she met up with this summer. He’s like ‘you deserve more, Mercedes,’ lifting her up. He’s this big bubba kind of guy.” And keeping the love lives hot as usual, Kurt and Blaine (played by Darren Criss) aren’t breaking up anytime soon. “They’re not breaking up. They’re solid. They have problems – you have two stars dating each other, there’s going to be some competition there.” When it comes to kissing, Criss and Colfer have no problem. “Its magical!” joked Darren. The rumor mill recently churned up some inside info about Criss moving on to Broadway, and In Touch got the story straight from him, “I can’t confirm that. It’s very cool that it’s even out there. I’m not opposed to the idea.” But, “Glee has a very hectic schedule. I'm happy to do anything they want, but to be perfectly honest, I think Blaine's been pretty spoiled in his story lines. I got really lucky.”
Brad also told Comic-Con attendees that there’s always room for fan favorite guest stars like Gwyneth Paltrow. “Anything Gwyneth would want to do, I would say yes to. Who’s going to say no? She’s like a light, and also brings a great energy and that character brings a great energy to the show and she’s a great talent. Everybody absolutely loves her. She works so hard, the cast absolutely loves her.”
This next year at William McKinley High School is going to be better than ever! Maybe the New Directions will win Nationals finally!