Chris Noth and Sarah Jessica Parker courtesy HBO Chris Noth and Sarah Jessica Parker courtesy HBO

Though the most recent reports I've seen have Chris Noth claiming he had yet to sign on the dotted line, Michael Patrick King - the writer/director of the upcoming Sex and the City film - says that Carrie's one-and-only is, in fact, a part of the big-screen follow-up. As King tells TV's Extra, "[I am] happy to report that Mr. Big is alive and well and living in New York City!"

King's comment seemingly snuffs building buzz that the ladies' feature folly will not be precipitated by Carrie's wedding but rather Big's death. After all, a tombstone would require getting his last name. (And good luck with that.)