We say "teases" because we really can't be sure if he's being serious or not about this.
People were skeptical, especially when there are serious rumors stating that he actually won't be the new boss and confirmed intel insisting that he's only signed on for a four-episode stint. However, adding to the mystery was Will's comments to a reporter last night at the first ever Comedy Awards that his Office gig was slated to become "full-time." In explaining his character, he said:
"Yes, I’m taking over. My character’s name is Deangelo Vickers, he loves the American Southwest, and he’s just kind of in his own way going to step into Michael Scott’s shoes and try to fill them. I’m friends with Steve and a fan of the show, and I just selfishly wanted to do one episode with him, and they pitched multiple ones, and I said, ‘That’d be great.’”
Then, when pressed further on the longevity of the role, Will told the source it has turned into a "regular, full-time gig.”
Joke? Fact? Honesty? Lies? We just don't know!!!
These guys are being very crafty about this whole new boss thing and we wouldn't be a the least bit surprised if Will was 100% lying to the reporter about this.
Still…perhaps he's not! Damn you and your mind games!!!
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