Norman Reedus recently talked about the death of Daryl Dixon, but does this mean that The Walking Dead fans should get ready to riot?
Luckily for Dixon’s Vixens, their beloved Pookie probably isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. According to Entertainment Weekly, Norman Reedus was just talking about how he would like to see his Walking Dead character exit the show. Instead of having Daryl Dixon go out in a blaze of glory, Reedus thinks that the reformed bad boy should simply walk off into the sunset.
“If I had my druthers on how I would go, I would just walk away. You would just see him walk down a road like Mad Max and I’d get smaller and smaller and smaller and smaller, and then a little dog would run on the road with me and just start following me off into the sunset, and you’d never know what happened to him. I would wanna go out like that. Just like, ‘You remember that dude? What happened to that dude?'”
Fans will probably be furious if Norman Reedus’ final scene ever becomes reality on The Walking Dead, but his idea does make sense. If the survivors ever get split up again, there’s a good chance that some of them might not ever find the group. In a real zombie apocalypse, people would vanish without a trace, leaving their friends and loved ones to forever wonder what fate befell them. And because Daryl Dixon fans would be horrified to see their favorite character die, it actually might be best if his death is never shown on The Walking Dead.
Melissa McBride and Norman Reedus must be kindred spirits, because she had a similar idea for Carol’s demise. After getting “straight-up with the world,” she’d like to see Carol go on a run and never come back.
Chad Coleman (Tyreese), Danai Gurira (Michonne), and Michael Cudlitz (Abraham) want to see their characters go out fighting until the bitter end, hopefully saving a few lives in the process. Meanwhile, Lauren Cohan wants a tragically romantic ending for Maggie and Glenn — she thinks the couple should escape the zombie apocalypse together by leaping off of a cliff. However, Steven Yeun wants Glenn to go out like he did in the comic book. It’s not every day that you hear a guy saying that he actually wants to be killed with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire.
Andrew Lincoln would love for his death to include a shocking element and a certain song.
“I’ve always said, I don’t care how it goes, but maybe a kid should take me out. It’s funny, because I was in the car yesterday, and I texted Scott Gimple and I said, ‘Promise me, when I die, on the credits sequence, you play Johnny Cash’s version of ‘Hurt.’ And he just said, ‘I can’t make that promise obviously.’ So when I die, please print it in your magazine so that the fans will know to play it, even if we can’t. Even if Scott Gimple decides not to, please everybody play ‘Hurt.'”
The Walking Dead fans definitely don’t want any of their beloved characters to die anytime soon, but it’s obvious that Norman Reedus and his cast mates have thought a lot about their deaths.
Daryl Dixon fans would love to see Reedus’ character find love before he finds his little dog friend and disappears from The Walking Dead forever. As The Inquisitr previously reported, showrunner Scott Gimple already revealed that Daryl Dixon’s sexuality won’t be addressed during Season 5. This means no Caryl, Bethyl, Dixonne, or unrequited Rickyl love.
If Norman Reedus does get killed off, he shouldn’t have a problem finding work — the actor is just as popular as his Walking Dead character. According to the Comic Book blog, he could even score a role in The Boondock Saints 3: Legion, a sequel to the movies that put him on the Hollywood map. The third film will feature legions of citizens trying to become vigilante crime fighters just like the brothers (Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery) in the first two films.
What do you think of Norman Reedus’ idea for Daryl Dixon’s death on The Walking Dead?
[Image credit: Norman Reedus via Entertainment Weekly]