HomeTagsComings & GoingsDAYS’ Dylan Patton OUT, Chandler Massey IN as Will Horton Luke Kerr December 7, 2009 19 Comments Days of our Lives is recasting the important role of Will Horton, currently portrayed by Dylan Patton. According to Soap Opera Digest Chandler Massey is taking over the role of Sami (Alison Sweeney) and Lucas’ (Bryan Dattilo) son. 19 Responses AlistairCrane December 7, 2009 Patton was rather blah in the role, but I would’ve preferred the return of Christopher Gerse. Log in to Reply Llanview76 December 7, 2009 Was Christopher Gerse the one with the big hair? Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 December 7, 2009 Can you say Drew Garrett look-alike? Here’s hoping DAYS takes a page out of GH’s book and starts hiring younger actors that can actually act. If so, I’ll start watching again Log in to Reply mrsnoahdrake December 7, 2009 DAYS should really focus on re-casting the roles for younger characters who really need acting lessons. We have someone like Crystal Chappell back on screen and she needs a co-star who can really hold her own. The Chappell factor can only go so far and last so long with the younger cast members. Log in to Reply Brando628 December 7, 2009 I heard this recast was made because Will is going to be written as a gay teenager. And Dylan couldn’t handle (nor wanted to continue) the role. I liked Dylan, but I must say I’m excited at the possibility that Days could have a long-overdue gay storyline/character. Log in to Reply jpp1975 December 7, 2009 If that’s the reason, I’d rather Philip was the out of the blue gay character. Imagine Victor’s reaction! Much more exciting. Log in to Reply Katiebug9624 December 7, 2009 The first thing that crossed my mind was "are they making Will gay" but who would he date Chad? Log in to Reply Chels725 December 8, 2009 they better have made him a gay character. i see this guy & i think gay. personally i like dylan & i don’t want a recast but since their recasting the character making him gay would be a plus. hopefully this isn’t one of those recasts that really sucks. i hope dylan gets another gig on GH or something. he could be a love interest for kristina on the show after keifer. reminds me of when they recasted ambyr childers colby w/ brianne moncrief & then brianne moncrief w/ that natalie hall. those recasts were pointless. i hope this isn’t like that. Log in to Reply AllmyDaysatGh December 8, 2009 I’m glad they recasted Patton out of the role, he couldn’t act at all, sadly. I hope Massey is a good actor! He would look great with Mia… I think the teen set will be energized now with him. Chad and Mia can act IMO. I’m interested in seeing how he meshes with them! And he looks like Drew Garrett(Michael) from GH kind of LOL! Log in to Reply mrsnoahdrake December 8, 2009 If Will is going to be gay, how about pairing him with one of Justin’s sons? We could have another Kiriakis on screen and we could bring Adrienne back as well. They aren’t going to make Phillip gay, but it would be great to see Victor’s reaction to a gay grandson! Is this the big storyline that Bryan Datillo is going to be involved in? Log in to Reply AllmyDaysatGh December 8, 2009 Ohhh are they dare going to do a Gay storyline?? That would be very interesting….Day’s needs a story like that I think, to balance out all of the other ones. Log in to Reply AlistairCrane December 8, 2009 If Will’s going gay, they will probably write out Mia and Chad since their connection to the canvas is over now that everyone knows Sydney is Sami’s child. Log in to Reply josser December 8, 2009 Ken Corday is the executive producer of this show. Isn’t he supposed to be very conservative? So, I doubt that Will would be gay. Given that the teen gay scene seems to be covered on other soaps, I don’t see the advantage for Days at this point. Log in to Reply Katiebug9624 December 8, 2009 I doubt Mia’s going anywere I’m been wondering were Chad is lately, my guess is that there either going to do a gay storyline (hey EW did one and she’s mormon) or there going to pair him with Gabby. The new Will reminds me of a young Jensen Ackles, lets just see if he can act. Log in to Reply pchca December 8, 2009 I really do not want Will to be gay. He and Mia are great together. Chad is more believable to be gay since he has no chemistry with Mia. If anything they should make Daniel gay, he’s had zero chemistry with every female on this show! Log in to Reply Nathang1983 December 8, 2009 I am sooooo glad that they are recasting this role. Patton’s acting is awful. The new one better be a good actor I’m going to be VERY angry! Log in to Reply Nathang1983 December 8, 2009 Oh and the new one actually has that old "Will" look. I like it. Log in to Reply Miry December 8, 2009 "they better have made him a gay character. i see this guy & i think gay." –Chels725 Hahaha; that made me literally LOL. Log in to Reply COUNTRYISCOOL December 17, 2009 I love the young actor who is Will, he deserved a nomination for an emmy! But I totally understand not wanting to play the part of a gay teenager! OMG Sammy is going to have a gay son, Johnny, Allie, and Sydney. How will Rafe behave toward a gay Will? OMG how will Will’s father react? I do not want to see this character cast as being gay! Days is gonna lose alot of viewers with a gay storyline! Young and the Restless tried it and they have lost a ton of viewers. Now the storyline is over which is a very good thing! I cannot believe people would post saying they did not like the actor playing the part of Will. He was a hottie! A very good young actor! He was one of my favorites on Days.. He definitely has a bright future in acting…I say I would love to see him in the Twilight Saga! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.