They were enjoying their summer after wrapping the Glee Live Tour earlier this month, headed back to set at Paramount Studios in just a matter of weeks. And just like that, news that Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer would not return to the Fox hit “Glee” after the end of the upcoming season 3, as their characters – Rachel, Finn and Kurt, respectively – would be seniors and graduate.
Well, leave it to Comic-Con to flush out the truth! Several members of the cast, as well as Executive Producer Brad Falchuk, were on-hand for Sunday’s packed Hall H presentation, one fans started lining up for Saturday evening. Falchuk clarified remarks made recently to The Hollywood Reporter by EP Ryan Murphy, who said the characters were done after the upcoming season. According to Falchuk, “Because they’re graduating doesn’t mean they’re leaving the show. If you have Lea Michele under contract, you don’t just say, ‘We’re going to let you go.’” And if you think Falchuk’s comments are a result of fan backlash, he insisted that it was never the intention to let those characters go.
It’s also long been rumored that there will be a “Glee” spinoff, and Falchuk squished those reports as well. “We’re leaning against doing it,” he said, adding that it wasn’t out of the question, though. “We certainly have explored it. But I think we’re going to pass.”
What is not rumor, though, is that the “Glee” cast is temporarily making a jump to the big screen with “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie,” a documentary-style version of the popular live summer concert tour in the same vein as recent concert movies like “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience” and “Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert.”
Armed with RealD 3D glasses, attendees got to see the trailer, heavingly featuring scene-stealer Heather Morris as Brittany. In addition to her signature one-liners, she can’t help but comment on what the extra dimension does to her boobs, and we see her in all her dance glory, taking Britney Spears “Slave 4 You” from the show to the stage, and now movie theaters.
Darren Criss and the Warblers are featured, fans singing along to their cover of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.”
One cast member not in attendance at Comic-Con was the Emmy®-winning Jane Lynch, but her Sue Sylvester has this message about the Glee club taking its show into movie theaters:
“Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” opens August 12th. Enjoy the latest trailer below.