Rainn Wilson, the actor who performed Dwight Schrute on The Workplace, thinks his iconic character could be as much as extra than simply promoting Dunder Mifflin paper if the present was nonetheless on the air in the present day.

“He ready himself for the zombie apocalypse that by no means got here, however he most likely would have performed a giant buildout of some underground bunker with meals storage and weapons,” Wilson stated in an interview with Gizmodo. “That may have occupied numerous his time.”

“He’s most likely determining methods to make the farm extra worthwhile, most likely a Schrute Farms roadside stand with the cash beets on high,” Wilson joked. “I believe that he’s a capitalist, so he would have purchased much more buildings in and round Scranton.”

However Wilson additionally thinks Dwight would would have developed new pursuits within the nine-plus years since The Workplace went off the air: He wouldn’t simply be working an workplace, he’d be working for an workplace.

“Maybe he’s even on some loopy proper wing ticket,” Wilson stated. “Not a racist right-wing ticket, I don’t suppose that’s Dwight. However perhaps a Flat Earth proper wing ticket, working for some type of metropolis council seat in Scranton.”

Wilson visited Gizmodo’s New York Metropolis workplace this week as a part of a promotional tour for the brand new comedy movie Jerry & Marge Go Massive, which stars Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening as a retiree couple who uncover a mathematical loophole within the Massachusetts lottery, and win hundreds of thousands of {dollars} that they use to revive their small Michigan city.

“It’s a film I’m actually excited for individuals to see,” he stated. “I really feel prefer it’s precisely the type of film that America wants proper now, in that it’s actually heat with a giant, large coronary heart… nevertheless it’s humorous too, it’s not treacly and nostalgic.” The movie debuts Friday, June 17, solely on Paramount+.

Wilson additionally imagined what The Workplace would appear like within the age of streaming media and dealing from house. “It might be very humorous to see Dunder Mifflin as a distant, hybrid office,” he stated. “A whole episode of The Workplace that was on Zoom? That may be fairly cool.”

And what would Dwight’s previous boss be doing if The Workplace was on TV in the present day?

“I believe if Michael was nonetheless at Dunder Mifflin he would undoubtedly be wanting individuals to come back again into the workplace it doesn’t matter what. He’d be exhibiting up at individuals’s homes, he would simply need individuals round desperately,” Wilson stated. “He would get actually depressed in his rental, on Zooms and never having the ability to connect with individuals.”

Which Dwight would you wish to see extra, Dwight the farmer or Dwight the politician? And what do you suppose the opposite employees of The Workplace could be as much as in 2022?

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