NCIS rumors: Michael Weatherly has plans for DiNozzo

Michael Weatherly Walking Red Carpet
The NCIS cast welcomed back Michael Weatherly after a long absence. Pic credit: ©

An NCIS return for Michael Weatherly has been teased again.

The former NCIS star likes keeping fans on their toes and did so again with a recent social media post.

Michael played NCIS Agent Anthony DiNozzo for years but left the show before Wilmer Valderrama (Agent Nick Torres) joined the cast.

The character did get closure on the show, but that was upended a bit when it was later revealed that Ziva David (played by Cote de Pablo) had faked her death.

More stories could be told revolving around the characters of Tony and Ziva, but it would have to be the correct scenario to work.

Since Michael has frequently hinted that he would eventually return to the NCIS cast in some fashion, he has kept fans discussing the options.

Michael Weatherly teases a return to NCIS

A fan asked Michael on X (formerly known as Twitter) if his favorite character to play was DiNozzo or Jason Bull. The latter name was his character on Bull from 2016 to 2022.

“I suppose you leave out Logan Cale on purpose,” Michael responded with a winking emoji.

Logan Cale was his character name on Dark Angel, a show that aired from 2000 to 2002 and starred Jessica Alba.

The post-apocalyptic show based in the Pacific Northwest was considered groundbreaking at the time, but it couldn’t find a steady audience. Dark Angel was canceled after two seasons.

But that wasn’t the point of Michael’s social media post.

“There will be more DiNozzo someday because he is the one character that felt unfinished… that’s my plan! We shall see…,” he concluded his post.

This serves as a tease to DiNozzo fans who want to see the character return. Since his last episode was in 2015, much has happened on the show since then.

Series lead Mark Harmon (Leroy Jethro Gibbs) left the show recently, and David McCallum (Dr. Donald Mallard) recently passed away.

Would DiNozzo fit with the current team? Seeing how Agent Timothy McGee (played by Sean Murray) would act after all these years apart could be humorous. And Torres could certainly crack some jokes about the senior agent.

Stay tuned to find out if Michael’s teases lead to anything.

Michael Weatherly Tweets
Michael Weatherly responds to a fan tweet. Pic credit: @DE173JGBell/Twitter

More news from NCIS

A new season of NCIS arrives on CBS this winter.

Here are details about the season premiere, which debuts on Monday, February 12.

The NCIS: Hawai’i season premiere airs later that same night.

There are also new details about LL Cool J joining the NCIS spin-off. He used to play Agent Sam Hanna on the NCIS: Los Angeles cast.

Previous episodes of NCIS are available for streaming on Paramount+.

NCIS returns on February 12 on CBS.

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