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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!

DCOM marathon schedule: See full list of movies and when they air

The mega marathon begins Friday, May 27 and runs into June!

10:00 am EDT, May 27, 2016

The highly-anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie marathon began Friday, May 27 at 10 a.m. eastern and runs through the holiday weekend. See the complete DCOM marathon schedule here!

When Disney Channel says they’re running a DCOM marathon, they mean it. The network will be airing 51 DCOMs from Friday to Monday ahead of this summer’s release of their 100th DCOM, Adventures in Babysitting (debuting June 24). Who needs Memorial Day festivities when you can sit inside and enjoy Disney Channel classics all weekend?!

After Monday they’ll continue to air a couple more movies every night until they eventually air all 100 DCOMs. That’s right! Every single one of ’em is returning to television between now and late June.

Below is the complete list of DCOMs airing from Friday, May 27 into the middle of June. Since many are airing in the overnight hours, you’ll probably want to set up your DVR. Or in case you want to watch them again. And again.

DCOM Marathon Schedule

Friday, May 27

10:00AM Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama
11:20AM Read It and Weep
12:55PM Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
2:40PM Jump In!
4:15PM Lemonade Mouth
6:15PM Zapped
8:00PM High School Musical 2
9:55PM The Cheetah Girls 2
11:45PM Zenon the Zequel
1:25AM Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
2:55AM Twitches Too
4:25AM Alley Cats Strike!

Saturday, May 28

6:25AM You Wish!
8:05AM The Proud Family Movie
9:50AM Quints
11:25AM Horse Sense
1:10PM Cow Belles
2:50PM Twitches
4:30PM The Even Stevens Movie
6:15PM Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie
8:00PM Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
9:50PM Princess Protection Program
11:30PM The Cheetah Girls: One World
1:05AM Zenon: Z3
2:40AM Halloweentown High
4:20AM The Thirteenth Year

Netflix DCOMs High School Musical

Sunday, May 29

6:00AM Right On Track
7:45AM Full-Court Miracle
9:35AM Eddie’s Million Dollar Cook-Off
11:20AM Brink!
1:10PM Double Teamed
2:55PM Rip Girls
4:35PM Motocrossed
6:20PM Cloud 9
8:00PM Teen Beach 2
9:55PM Bad Hair Day
11:40PM How to Build a Better Boy
1:20AM Pixel Perfect
2:55AM The Other Me
4:30AM Genius

Monday, May 30

10:00AM Stuck in the Suburbs
11:30AM Halloweentown
1:05PM Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century
2:55PM Smart House
4:25PM High School Musical
6:15PM Camp Rock
8:00PM Descendants
10:05PM Teen Beach Movie
11:55PM Cadet Kelly
1:50AM The Cheetah Girls
3:35AM Johnny Tsunami

Camp Rock DCOM

After Memorial Day Weekend, Disney Channel will air two more DCOMs each night. Here’s the schedule so far (again, set your DVRs because these air late!)

Wednesday, June 1
12:00AM Return to Halloweentown
1:40AM Can of Worms

Thursday, June 2
12:00AM Going to the Mat
1:40AM Miracle in Lane 2

Friday, June 3
12:00AM The Suite Life Movie
1:40AM Ring of Endless Light

Saturday, June 4
12:00AM Invisible Sister
1:40AM Now You See It…

Sunday, June 5
12:00AM Girl vs. Monster
1:40AM Phantom of Megaplex

Monday, June 6
12:00AM Tru Confessions
1:40AM Tiger Cruise

Tuesday, June 7
12:00AM Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire
1:40AM Under Wraps

Wednesday, June 8
12:00AM Den Brother
1:40AM Go Figure

Thursday, June 9
12:00AM Avalon High
1:40AM Jett Jackson: The Movie

Friday, June 10 and beyond
As of right now Disney Channel hasn’t released the schedule beyond June 10.

Which DCOMs do you plan to watch during the Disney Channel Marathon?

Next week we’ll be launching a fun new game here on Hypable where we’ll seek your help in ranking every single DCOM in the history of DCOMs. It’s probably a good idea to watch as many of these as possible so you can brush up on your knowledge base and rank them accurately!

James Cameron’s Battle Angel adaptation has found its lead in Maze Runner standout Rosa Salazar.

According to Collider, Salazar has been officially confirmed as the lead in Alita: Battle Angel, beating out Maika Monroe and Zendaya for the titular role. The manga adaptation was developed by James Cameron, and will be directed by Robert Rodriguez.

Battle Angel Alita is a manga series by Yukito Kishiro, which takes place in the 26th century and follows a cyborg girl with amnesia. Designed with spectacular martial arts skills, Battle Angel becomes a bounty hunter, who makes a living tracking down violent criminals.

As Brenda in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Lynn in Insurgent, Rosa Salazar is already well-known in dystopian YA circles. She’s also had recurring roles in Parenthood and American Horror Story, and you can currently catch her in FXX’s Man Seeking Woman.

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James Cameron has been tinkering with this project for a while, but his extensive and all-consuming work on the Avatar sequels led him to hand over directorial duties to Robert Rodriguez last year. Rodriguez previously served as showrunner on From Dusk Till Dawn (after directing the movie of the same name in 1996), and his versatile directorial resumé includes Sin City, Spy Kids and The Faculty.

When Cameron picked Rodriguez as Battle Angel director, he said in a statement, “Robert and I have been looking for a film to do together for years, so I was pumped when he said he wanted to do Battle Angel. He’s very collaborative and we’re already like two kids building a go-kart, just having fun riffing creatively and technically.

“This project is near and dear to me, and there’s nobody I trust more than Robert, with his technical virtuosity and rebel style, to take over the directing reins. We’re looking forward to learning a lot from each other while we make a kick-ass epic.”

Alita: Battle Angel has no release date yet, but we’ll keep you posted. Here’s the official synopsis from IMDb:

“Alita is a creation from an age of despair. Found by the mysterious Dr. Ido while trolling for cyborg parts, Alita becomes a lethal, dangerous being. She cannot remember who she is, or where she came from. But to Dr. Ido, the truth is all too clear. She is the one being who can break the cycle of death and destruction left behind from Tiphares. But to accomplish her true purpose, she must fight and kill. And that is where Alita’s true significance comes to bear. She is an angel from heaven. She is an angel of death.”

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set to continue Harry, Ron and Hermione’s story. Downside: The characters that survived Deathly Hallows are suddenly no longer safe!

Details about Cursed Child, the Harry Potter play opening in London next month, are being kept tightly under wraps.

But one teaser J.K. Rowling did let slip? It’s designed to make you cry.

Answering the Twitter question, “Will the Cursed Child make me cry?” Rowling strongly implied that the answer is yes — “or we’ll be checking your vital signs.”

Bombarded with worried follow-up questions, Rowling (randomly) chose to answer “why are you like this” by reminding fans of what she believes her primary responsibility is as an author: To make us feel things.

Of course there’s no reason to assume the “OMG RON IS DEFINITELY DYING AKSDJFSHFJ” position (even if that is the first instinct of this writer), but it is an indisputable fact that for many authors — Rowling included — evocative storytelling is synonymous with, “I’m going to make you love something, and then I’m gonna kill it.”

Cursed Child takes place 19 years after the conclusion of the Harry Potter saga. Not only are there many elderly characters we might reasonably fear for (including McGonagall, Hagrid, and Molly and Arthur Weasley), but J.K. Rowling’s Potter series has set a strong precedent for killing off parental figures to usher in a new generation of characters.

Related: England’s biggest bookstore announces first Cursed Child midnight release party

On the other hand, we could just be traumatized by the original Potter series, and everything is actually gonna be fine. Maybe J.K. Rowling simply expects us to cry tears of happiness because we get to return to the fantastic, magical world she has created.

What do you think? Is someone we love dying in Cursed Child, or will the plot make us emotional in other ways?