Norman Reedus was recently reunited with someone he possibly didn’t want to see on the set of The Walking Dead. You definitely shouldn’t read ahead if you’re a fan of the AMC show who is trying to avoid potential spoilers.
Norman Reedus’ character might seem untouchable, but every season there are rumors that Daryl Dixon is going to meet his demise on The Walking Dead. Deep down inside, many fans seem to realize that there’s no way to be absolutely certain that any character on the show is truly safe. Unfortunately for Reedus fans, a recent bit of surprising news might make them seriously start questioning the belief that Daryl can’t die.
On Monday, a familiar face was recently spotted on the set of The Walking Dead. According to the Spoiling Dead Fans, Michael Rooker was reportedly seen on the set of the show. Rooker played Daryl Dixon’s older brother, Merle, so it’s possible that he was filming scenes with Norman Reedus. Tyler James Williams, the actor who played Noah, was also spotted in Senoia, where the show is being filmed. However, there are no reports that he was on set with Rooker and the other actors.
These Walking Dead sightings have set off a flurry of speculation about what the presence of Rooker and Williams might mean. The last time deceased characters reappeared on the show, they took another life with them — Tyreese (Chad L. Coleman) got a pre-death pep talk from Beth Greene (Emily Kinney), Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.), and a few other familiar faces. Some fans on the Spoiling Dead Fans Facebook page fear that Daryl Dixon was killed off and that he was similarly visited by the ghosts of Merle and Noah. However, others think that the dead characters returned to help Glenn (Steven Yeun) accept his demise.
It’s important to point out that the Spoiling Dead Fans couldn’t confirm that Michael Rooker was in costume, so it’s possible he was just visiting his old co-stars. However, even if Rooker was in his street clothes, it’s still possible that his visit was death-related — perhaps he and Tyler James Williams were in town to attend a death dinner. If this were the case, the character that was killed off would have been one that had scenes with both Noah and Merle. This means that the stars Walking Dead fans should be the most concerned about are Andrew Lincoln, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, and Norman Reedus.
Perhaps Noah and Merle will simply appear in flashbacks, or maybe Daryl Dixon will start hallucinating again. During the Season 2 episode, “Chupacabra,” the wounded redneck saw his dead brother while he was wandering alone in the woods. Daryl responded to Merle’s verbal abuse from beyond the grave by making a zombie ear necklace.
If Norman Reedus’ popular character has just been killed off, at least the actor should have no problem finding work. As the Inquisitr previously reported, you can currently see him in the post-apocalyptic movie, Air, and it looks like he’s already found a new TV gig to work on. According to Ashvegas, Norman Reedus spent the weekend filming in Asheville, North Carolina. He was reportedly shooting “a new TV pilot that has him tooling about on his motorcycle.” This explains why so many of his recent Instagram posts are so bike-centric.
Do you think it’s really possible that Norman Reedus just lost his Walking Dead gig?
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