One Direction's Reunion: Harry Styles Gives Fans Hope… or Does He?
Styles finally addressed 1D reunion rumors on the final episode of The Late Late Show.
The reunion of one of the most popular boy bands of the century has been in the rumor mill for months. At the beginning of spring, Directioners, as One Direction fans call themselves, were obsessed with the theory that the beloved band would get back together for the final episode of James Corden's show, which aired back in April.
Much to the disappointment of viewers, the rumors didn't come true and only Harry Styles made an appearance on the show. For One Direction fans, however, the episode wasn't wasted. Apparently aware of the public's burning desire to see the 1D members back on stage together, Corden asked Styles if such an idea was possible.
'I fear that it's not a yes or no question. I think I would never say never to that. If there was a time when we wanted to do it, I don't see why we wouldn't,' Harry replied.
While such an answer doesn't completely close the door for the reunion, it's hard to call it a promise. Looks like Directioners will have to wait and see if the band members will ever be on the same page about a return. In the meantime, some of them are fueling the rumors and fan excitement.
Niall Horan is making headlines with his upcoming third solo album, The Show, and as a new judge on The Voice US. He recently shared in an interview with Esquire that the 1D members remain close and he often sends his new songs to his ex-bandmates to get their professional opinion.
Zayn Malik is back on social media after a long period of inactivity, which fans believe to be a good sign. Liam Payne is reportedly the biggest supporter of the reunion idea since his solo career didn't pan out. As for Louis Tomlinson, he hasn't completely ruled out the idea, but like Styles, the singer is in no hurry to commit to anything.
'Getting back together at some point is hard to imagine right now,' he told The Sunday Times in February.
While the reunion remains more gossip than reality, Directioners aren't losing hope. After all, despite the long hiatus, One Direction remains one of the best-selling boy bands of all time, and it would be unwise not to take advantage of this lasting fame.