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Jennifer Graylock/JPI Studios

has been appearing just about everywhere these days, but is another stint as “’s” Franco in the works? According to a new report by Showbiz 411, the sudser’s headwriter, Ron Carlivati, is trying to make it happen!

The website reports that Carlivati wishes to bring Franco back not as the crazy art dealer who basically terrorized the town (and later was redeemed via a brain tumor excuse when stepped into the role), but as himself — confronting the fictitious Franco!

We reached out to a “GH” publicist for more details regarding this storyline/actor twist, but at press time, the rep had no comment.

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  • Bexx

    He would be better off doing another indy flick.

  • corineh

    Keep him off GH…..keep Roger Howarth on. Who is getting the Jason Morgan role???

    • David

      I wonder if anyone will be playing Jason in a recast or if this was just some sort of tease by Cartini. The most interesting part was using Burton’s picture and revealing Jason is alive today though so not sure what the exact plan is

      • Rose Meadows

        Steve Burton and Billy Miller look a lot alike. I’m suspecting the writers will have a bit of a face change for “Jason”

        • lahood

          Steve and Billy do not look alike for one, Steve is taller then Billy. B Miller is joining Castle.

      • Andrew Hass

        Until the show casts someone as someone as Jason the show can use a picture of Steve Burton as Jason.Then as soon as an actor is hired then that person will be be in pictures as Jason.However i’m betting Jason’s return won’t be until May or so at the earliest because right now revealing he’s alive is just the show’s way of writing Robin off for a bit.As for James Franco returning as i said in my above post i don’t see that happening because the show has made it clear that Roger Howarth is playing Franco.However if ABC forces GH to have James Franco back then they might do it but that might be the only way but as himself or a different character.

    • Rose Meadows

      Billy Miller will play Jason

      • Bexx

        Billy is actually trying to go beyond soaps, why would join a show that already has an enormous cast?

      • lahood

        Billy Miller is joining Castle on abc

    • lahood

      RH is not doing a good job as Franco

  • David

    No need for this. Roger Howarth is Franco, no need to bring this guy back and set in confusion. Unless it is going to be revealed that Howarth is not Franco dont see any point. Money would be better spent elsewhere

    • Rose Meadows

      totally agree. RH should not be jerked around from character to character. Eventually, they will lose a very good actor

  • Ladynin

    This is a dumb idea. No need for this

  • Andrew Hass

    I don’t see James Franco coming back to GH.So this is probably a false rumor.Yeh GH could deny it but some people may not believe them.Pls even if it’s not true the show is getting some press.Plus when Roger Howarth took over the role all the characters recognized him as Franco and the show didn’t imply that the character had plastic surgery.

  • lahood

    RH need to go! Bring back James Franco

  • DMel

    Franco comes back as Jason

  • Dzz Dee

    I think they need to change the current Franco, because Roger Howarth does not work as a Franco, even though Roger is playing the part good. I like to see him related to Jason Morgan/ Quarantine.

  • Kiki

    I really wish GH would give Roger Howarth something to work with. This man was seriously the best actor that had ever hit Daytime T.V. when he was on OLTL, and that was because he had something to work with( they are giving him crap with a capital “C”. I don’t care what name they give him, just as long as they give him something to work with. Right now, they’re just trying to keep him on as a love interest for Carly. I am really happy that I get to see RH on my screen, but I am patiently waiting for GH to give him something to work with, to show the people that hate him so much, that he could sit the whole GH cast down as an actor. I am sorry for anyone who disagrees with me, but for anyone who has watched Roger Howarth as Todd Manning on OLTL from the beginning, I’m sure they would agree with me.