The CW's sexy creepy Supernatural kicked off its fifth and possibly final apocalyptic season last Thursday, and one question hangs in every fan's mind: Will we see the return of John Winchester (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), the hellbound dad of demon hunters Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles)?
Since we last saw Daddy Winchester, of course, Morgan has exploded into a big-time movie star with a breakout starring role in Zack Snyder's Watchmen and upcoming parts in several big Hollywood movies.
But Morgan told a group of reporters (including SCI FI Wire) last week that he'd love to make a return, although he hasn't yet been formally approached.
"I just read somewhere that [series creator Eric] Kripke wants me back," Morgan said. "That guy, I think he's probably lying, but if it is, in fact, their last year, I'd like to come back. If it really is going to be canceled after this year, I'd like to come back. I've been saying for the last four years that that storyline got cut out too soon. I'd love to go back for at least one episode or something. I love those guys. I love Jared and Jensen so much. We'll see. No one has contacted me."
What about rumors that Kripke may ultimately reboot the series with a new cast? Morgan gladly offers his two cents.
"I heard that, too, getting new actors and everything," Morgan said. "Jared and Jensen wouldn't even be in it. I can't imagine Warner Brothers saying, 'Yeah, that's cool. You can get rid of Jared and Jensen.' They were going to, like, take on secondary characters, maybe. I just don't see that happening. If you take out Jared and Jensen, you're going to lose 90 percent of your audience, probably. I can't imagine them doing that, but it makes for a great [story] if you say that kind of stuff. I can't imagine that. Warner Brothers is just like, 'Yeah, whatever, dude. We'll see you next year.'"
"But yeah, I'd love to go back," Morgan added, flashing that 1,000-watt grin. "I don't know how I'd find the time, but we'll see."
Supernatural airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. on The CW.
What do you think? Should Kripke bring back John?