"I believe in the franchise of NCIS very much," Weatherly told reporters before the finale
Special Agent Tony DiNozzo will make his exit on Tuesday after a 13-year run taking down criminals – but is the agent’s badge hung up for good?
Putting many at ease, he made sure to address the possibility that he might make a special appearance in the future.
“Yes, well, I believe in the franchise of NCIS very much, and it’s why I went and did NCIS L.A last year and NCIS New Orleans,” said Weatherly, 47. “In fact, last year I did 26 episodes of NCIS the franchise, which is insane.”
Weatherly has been playing DiNozzo ever since the No. 1 drama in the world premiered 13 seasons ago in 2003.
“You know, you wouldn’t really want a mortal person to be doing that, but luckily I’m made of titanium and it’s a very strong,” he joked. “I would absolutely be open to anything and everything – including things that no one’s even thought of yet.”
Weatherly summed it all up by saying: “So, I would say the long answer is yes.”
After Weatherly’s parting scene airs on the NCIS finale airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, the actor will be back on the network next season for his newly green-lit series Bull.