Glee returns for the final couple of episodes of its dramatic and sometimes controversial third season. With seniors graduating this year, and word of a “revolutionary” season 4, it has left us all wondering: what the heck is going to happen to this show?!

Ryan Murphy has said that some of the core cast will be returning for season 4. Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer have all said that they will be returning in a “revolutionary” fashion. The word “revolutionary” being the term Fox’s PR seems to be coaching them to say.

So here we are, eight episodes from the end of season 3, and we still have no clue at all as to how these characters are going to be incorporated into a show about high school show choir if they graduated!

On Glee Chat, Hypable’s Glee podcast, I’ve often said that maybe they’ll do a Lost-style “flash sideways” line next year with two “what if” plot lines going on at the same time. What if Quinn didn’t send that text? What if Rachel does/doesn’t go to New York? What if Kurt had answered those texts from Karofsky? This isn’t me digging for examples; they’re very clear and visible devices that seem to be setting up the audience to ask itself “what if?” Each character seems to have come to or is going to be coming to a fork in the road with their lives. Maybe season 4 will be about what could have happened? That seems like a lot to ask from a comedy, but we’ve seen Glee handle much more intense story lines than this.

Another theory I came up with is that maybe they will do live shows in canon with the storyline. As we’ve reported there is no summer tour this year – but that doesn’t mean there couldn’t be a fall tour! How fun would it be to have tickets to go see one of the live season 4 episodes of Glee at your local arena; to live and be present in an episode. I could totally see live and studio versions of songs appearing in iTunes the next day (American Idol, anyone?) This too seems far-fetched, but that’s where we have to go if we want to figure out what’s so “revolutionary” about the next season.

Recently a Fox executive said that the next season of Glee is going to be “exciting” and that it is “going to feel like ‘Glee.'” This is interesting to me because it makes it sound as if they are going to be uprooting the entire feel/plot of the show and recreating it. If it were the traditional format that we’ve already seen in the three seasons we’ve had so far, what would be the point in emphasizing that it’s going to feel the same way next season?

Either way, we’ll be finding out what’s going on with season 4 sometime soon. We’re probably a few weeks away from hearing an official confirmation about the renewal, but something tells me we won’t know about what’s so revolutionary about season 4 until the season 3 finale at the very earliest – and maybe not even then.

Do you have any ideas, suspicions, or hopes about what season 4 will entail? What would and wouldn’t you be okay with seeing in season 4? Sound off in the comments below and we may read them on a future episode of Glee Chat!

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.