The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman just loves messing with Daryl Dixon fans.
Kirkman knows that Norman Reedus’ loyal lone wolf is one of the most popular characters on the show, but he wants The Walking Dead fans to know that no survivor is safe — one day Daryl Dixon might meet the same fate as his beloved Beth Greene.
ComicBook recently posted an excerpt from Robert Kirkman’s interview with CNN’s Gustavo Valdes, and the Walking Dead creator talked a lot about death. He explained why it’s much harder to kill off characters on the AMC TV series than it is in the Walking Dead comic books.
“You get to know the actor, and you see the house that they bought in Senoia, Georgia for filming. And it’s like, ‘Oh, they’re not going to live in that house anymore.’ That’s awkward.”
Some fans of the show felt so sorry for Beth Greene actress Emily Kinney that they actually created a petition begging Kirkman to bring her character back from the dead.
Kinney comes off as being very sweet and sensitive, and she looked like she was on the verge of crying during her last appearance on Talking Dead. If Kirkman doesn’t mind making a girl like Emily cry by killing off her character, then maybe he really is capable of offing anyone on The Walking Dead. During his CNN interview, he claimed that even Daryl Dixon isn’t immune from death.
“No, no one is safe, definitely not. Looking at you Norman Reedus.”
You can check out an excerpt from Robert Kirkman’s interview below.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Beth’s death is going to have a huge impact on Daryl. Perhaps his deep depression will make him reckless and kill his will to survive. If he gets too wrapped up in his emotions, he might end up making a fatal mistake in the near future.
However, it’s more likely that Kirkman’s words are an empty threat. Back in June, he toyed with Norman Reedus fans by telling Entertainment Weekly that Daryl Dixon would die in the premiere episode of The Walking Dead Season 5.
“In our premiere episode of season 5 we’re going to give a ton of answers of who the people of Terminus are, what they’re doing, why they’re doing it, what’s going on with them. And by the end of that episode you’re going to have a much better understanding of what’s going on with them and why they’re so important to the show. Oh, and Daryl dies.”
What do you think of Kirkman’s claim that no one is safe? Do you believe him, or are some of the survivors untouchable?
The Walking Dead Season 5 returns on February 8 on AMC.
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