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Alan Tudyk speaks to Hypable about what’s next for Noah on Suburgatory – and reveals some big relationship developments! Plus, will Fathers of Mass Destruction get an encore? Spoiler alert!

We have spoken to actor Alan Tudyk about a number of his projects, one of which was Suburgatory, where he currently resides in the alternate, orange-tinted form of Noah Werner.

“I’m gonna leave my wife.”

When asked what we can expect from Noah this year, Tudyk drops a bit of a bombshell on us: “I’m gonna leave my wife,” he reveals. “Let me tease that. I’m gonna go leave my wife.”

Wow! We might have seen it coming, considering that Noah and Jill (Gillian Vigman) don’t have the healthiest of relationships, but they did just have a baby, so this is sure to shake things up in the ‘burbs.

Tudyk also reveals that his upcoming arc will be very much about Carmen (Bunnie Rivera), whom he’s still upset about having been taken away from him. He and Dallas (Cheryl Hines) will be having some head-to-heads about the nanny, and we’re betting their altercations are going to be hilarious.

“It’s all about Carmen for me. It’s something deeper.”

“In the last episode it’s mentioned that I’ve stolen her dog walker Ashanti, even though I don’t have a dog,” Tudyk recalls. “I’ve hired her dog walker away from her, and I’m continuing to do that. I’m hiring everybody. And then she takes my mattress flipper away… so it’s become this rich person feud, I guess.”

Carmen SuburgatoryThis will all come to a head on the t-ball field, when in an upcoming episode Noah and Dallas will be coaching rival little-league teams. But ultimately, “it’s all about Carmen for me,” he says. “Noah has to come to terms with what that’s really about for him, with Carmen. And it’s something deeper. I am linked to Carmen – I want Carmen back, and it’s very well may end my marriage. ‘Cause I want Carmen.”

And something that might help Noah bring Carmen back into his life? A mariachi band, of course. Because why not, right? “That is coming up later on in the season,” Tudyk teases. This was an experience he particularly enjoyed filming, too. “If you don’t have that on your list in life, you just don’t know what you’re missing,” he says, laughing. “You need to get a good mariachi band around you, you can’t anticipate how wonderful that feels! You really can’t. It’s like your own Mexican soundtrack, it’s fantastic. I mean I always have my own Mexican soundtrack going in my head, but to actually have other people able to hear it at the same time? Pretty incredible.”

 Fathers of Mass Destruction to return?

Suburgatory band Alan TudykTudyk also talks about the band that Noah formed with George (Jeremy Sisto) and Fred (Chris Parnell) in the episode “Chinese Chicken.” He was very excited about this storyline, as he explains, because it gave him an excuse to learn how to play bass guitar. “When your characters are rocking, you actually have to rock to get them to do that,” he says.

And hopefully this won’t be the last time we’ll see (and hear) the Fathers of Mass Destruction (and/or Mein Fatherband). “I heard the writers were breaking a story that might involve them,” Tudyk says. “We haven’t done it yet, but it would be closer to the end of the season. I definitely want to put on a scarf wrapped around my head and then be shirtless with a leather vest again. I’m always looking for that excuse…in life, at work, not at work, whenever.”

The future of Suburgatory

Tessa SuburgatoryFinally, Tudyk talks about the future of the show, as the idea of college is introduced for Tessa. “With Tessa getting older and with college coming up, my college-aged daughter is gonna come back into the picture as someone who can help Tessa out,” he reveals, though, “I don’t know how college is gonna work… that presumably would be outside of Chapswin, unless she goes to a community college? But she’s pretty smart, so I don’t think that makes a lot of sense.”

What he does know is that the writers have a plan. “When you’re signing a seven-year contract, you to have a plan going in,” he says. “But… maybe I should ask somebody? So far I’ve been going, ‘don’t ask! If you close your eyes no one can see you.'”

He does share the hope for Suburgatory to go on for a while. “Especially in these last few episodes, I’ve been having a really good time [on set],” he says. Now, “Noah has this very clearly defined storyline going on, getting Carmen back,” and “we’ve been doing things that I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I have a lot of things I’ve been wanting to do for a while, so we can just keep going! Just checking those off.”

Do you watch Suburgatory? Are you shocked that Noah and Jill will apparently be ending their marriage?! Sound off in the comments!

Stay tuned for more with Alan Tudyk, who has also spoken to us about his role in the upcoming movie 42 and his thoughts on a Firefly reprisal!

Your wish is Marvel’s command. Fans have wanted to see a live-action Squirrel Girl adaptation, and it looks like it might actually happen thanks to New Warriors.

If you don’t know who Squirrel Girl is, do yourself a favor and look her up. Her name is Doreen Green and, shockingly, she can talk to squirrels. (Who would’ve guessed?) But it doesn’t stop there! She’s also got super strength and speed.

Fans have been fantasy casting the role for a while, but when Anna Kendrick said she wanted to play the character, the internet went wild.

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Your wish is Marvel’s command. Fans have wanted to see a live-action Squirrel Girl adaptation, and it looks like it might actually happen thanks to New Warriors.

If you don’t know who Squirrel Girl is, do yourself a favor and look her up. Her name is Doreen Green and, shockingly, she can talk to squirrels. (Who would’ve guessed?) But it doesn’t stop there! She’s also got super strength and speed.

Fans have been fantasy casting the role for a while, but when Anna Kendrick said she wanted to play the character, the internet went wild.

Shannon Purser has also declared her interest in the role. You’ll know her as Barb from Stranger Things, but she’s also just been added to Riverdale.

Before we can start casting, however, we need a show, and according to TV Line, that show is New Warriors.

Marvel and ABC Studios are currently shopping the project around, which would be a half-hour comedy based on the character. One of the tell-tale signs of a Squirrel Girl story line is its lighthearted and humorous nature, so this sounds like a perfect fit.

TV Line reports that the show is being described as “the junior version of The Avengers,” and that “the New Warriors are a superhero squad made up of teenagers.”

Marvel has, of course, brought plenty of its characters to the small screen and to great success. There’s even a chance that this project could be tied to some of the Netflix properties, as Doreen acts as a nanny to Luke Cage and Jessica Jones’ daughter, Danielle, in the comic books.

Just think about that crossover potential.

Are you looking forward to this ‘New Warriors’ show if it stars Squirrel Girl?

Shannon Purser plays fan-favorite character Barb on Stranger Things and now she’s joining a new project on The CW.

A lot of people instantly fell in love with Barb the moment she graced our screens in the Netflix hit series Stranger Things, and who can blame them? She was cool, confident, and not at all worried about what the popular kids thought of her.

Then the Demogorgon arrived. But that’s a tale for another day.

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Shannon Purser plays fan-favorite character Barb on Stranger Things and now she’s joining a new project on The CW.

A lot of people instantly fell in love with Barb the moment she graced our screens in the Netflix hit series Stranger Things, and who can blame them? She was cool, confident, and not at all worried about what the popular kids thought of her.

Then the Demogorgon arrived. But that’s a tale for another day.

EW is now reporting that Purser has joined Riverdale, the television show based on the Archie comics.

Purser will be portraying Ethel Muggs for at least three episodes.

Don’t expect her to follow in the footsteps of her comic book equivalent, however. Ethel may have a crush on Jughead in the source material, but EW is reporting that she’ll have her heart set on someone else.

Ethel will also be teaming up with Veronica and Betty as they set out to get revenge on Reggie Mantle, Archie’s nemesis.

In July, we brought you our thoughts on the Riverdale pilot after we saw it at San Diego Comic-Con. It’ll be premiering midseason next winter on the CW and provides a darker spin on the original Archie characters as they become wrapped up in a murder mystery.

Though the pilot has already been shot, the remaining 12 episodes have yet to be filmed. Production on the rest of the season will begin in early September, and the show is expected to premiere in early 2017, barring any complications.

Are you looking forward to seeing Shannon Purser on ‘Riverdale’?

The Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Dwayne The Rock Johnson-led Jumanji sequel/reboot/whatever has completed its family with the addition of Karen Gilan.

In a Facebook post on Monday, The Rock announced that the Doctor Who alum will be joining Jumanji 2 and rounding out the cast. The Rock bills her character as having “the most important role in our movie.”

“We had to find a girl,” The Rock wrote of casting Gillan in Jumanji 2, “but not just any girl.” He continued:

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The Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Dwayne The Rock Johnson-led Jumanji sequel/reboot/whatever has completed its family with the addition of Karen Gilan.

In a Facebook post on Monday, The Rock announced that the Doctor Who alum will be joining Jumanji 2 and rounding out the cast. The Rock bills her character as having “the most important role in our movie.”

“We had to find a girl,” The Rock wrote of casting Gillan in Jumanji 2, “but not just any girl.” He continued:

A girl who has “Chutzpah”. Guts and talent to stand her ground and hold her own against Nick’s cool rockstar ways, Jack’s relentless energy and genius, Kevin’s masterful timing and skills and the big, brown, bald tattooed guy who just simply stands there and oooooozes smoldering, captivating, sizzling, can’t take your eyes off this brilliant manly man… never mind I got drunk on the ol’ DJ kool aid again.

Ladies and gentlemen, I’m proud to announce a girl who’s playing the most important role in our movie – the talented, beautiful and down for a Scottish fight at any time, Ms. Karen Gillan.

And yes, this is the girl who is so bad ass she shaved her freaking head for Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Rock goes on to promise that “this isn’t a remake or a reboot, but a continuation of the awesome Jumanji story we love.”

Filming begins next month in Hawaii and is slated to hit theaters next year.

Gillan is best known for her role as Amy Pond in Doctor Who and, as The Rock notes, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

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The Jumanji “continuation” has been met with lots of skepticism since the original was led by the late Robin Williams. It just seems like an unnecessary, unoriginal idea.