Die-hard fans of The Office may have skipped a heartbeat over the news that Steve Carell and John Krasinski were reuniting for an upcoming project, but unfortunately, they will not be reprising their roles as Jim Halpert and Michael Scott. Instead, Krasinski will be directing and starring alongside his friend in Imaginary Friends (IF), a movie for Paramount. While this may not have been the moment we were waiting for exactly, this incident brought up one big question in everyone's minds: will we be getting a The Office reunion?
Sitting down on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the host got straight to the important stuff, questioning John about working again with Carell. "Yeah, I should have started with this," Krasinski replied. "This is The Office Reunion Movie." As the audience excitedly cheered and applauded, even Fallon seemed to think his guest was serious. Unfortunately, it was all a hoax. "No, it's not that at all," he quickly confessed before explaining the real synopsis of Imaginary Friends. Despite not announcing any plans for a reunion, Krasinski was happy to indulge the fans and continue discussing the 2005 hilarious workplace comedy.
While on the topic, Jimmy thought it would be a great time to get John's opinions on some popular internet fan theories. "The Office: Is Jim really the villain?" read the card of the headline. "Wait, what? Did you make that up?" John replied in shock. "Did you manipulate Pam?" Jimmy clarified why people might think that. "Well, they're on to me because I played it as a supervillain," Krasinski joked. "That's why I did Fantastic Four, to balance it out."
The finale episode of The Office aired in May 2013, and since then, passionate fans have eagerly awaited its comeback. In April 2020, at the pandemic's peak, we were treated to a virtual reunion on Krasinski's Some Good News talk show. Marking the fifteenth anniversary since the show first aired, Krasinski and Carell sat down (virtually) to reflect on the good old days. "Listen, I know everyone's talking about a reunion; hopefully, one day, we just get to reunite as people. And just all get to say hi," John told Steve. There may not be any official announcement of a reunion in the works, but we're choosing to stay hopeful! Until then, stay tuned!