Some casting news coming out of Salem today: Per Soap Opera Digest, the role of Will Horton -- Sami and Lucas's teenaged son on Days of our Lives -- has been recast. Actor Dylan Patton, who's played Will since February '09, will be replaced by daytime newcomer Chandler Massey. No word yet on when Chandler first appears as Will, but we'll keep you updated.
Word has it that an upcoming storyline necessitated the change. Could it have anything to do with the fact that Mia (Will's former love interest) finally knows about the baby switch, and that her baby daddy Chad isn't frantically trying for custody? Could there be reconciliation in the future? Hmm ...
Chandler may be a daytime newbie, but he's no stranger to Hollywood. He's recently appeared on One Tree Hill (as the actor playing Lucas in Lucas's movie, no less!), Army Wives, and the HBO series Eastbound & Down. And for those keeping score, Chandler will be the fifth (well, sixth, if you count the original baby twins) actor to portray Will since the character's debut.
How do you think Will's storyline will change? Post your theories in the comments below.