Season 6 of The Walking Dead is coming to an end and fans already know the terrifying Negan is on his way. The first trailer for the Season 6 finale was released by AMC and in it, we can see a glimpse of Negan and his barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat named Lucille. There’s no doubt that the new TWD villain is going to be terrifying. Find out why Robert Kirkman thinks that Jeffrey Dean Morgan is doing a fantastic job making the character of Negan so special.
Fox Netherlands released a new trailer for the Season 6 finale of The Walking Dead and a glimpse of Negan is seen in it with a very good view of Lucille, his barbed wire-wrapped bat. In the final episode of the season, someone from Rick’s group of survivors is going to get hit with that bat, and so far, no one knows exactly who that will be.
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AMC almost immediately put out a DCMA takedown notice to remove YouTube videos of the Season 6 finale trailer. Obviously, they weren’t ready for U.S. audiences to get introduced to Negan or Lucille. That wasn’t before many TWD fans saw it though. The trailer ended with just a glimpse at the back of a leather-jacketed Negan who says, “Hi, I’m Negan.” Then there is a flash of Lucille and it’s over.
The Walking Dead cast and crew have done a great job of keeping the Season 6, Episode 16 finale as much of a secret as possible. All fans really know is that someone major is going to die and it’s going to be upsetting. Both Lauren Cohan and Andrew Lincoln have talked about their reaction to the finale script. Lincoln said the script upset him so much that he couldn’t sleep the night before and was late to work the next day. Cohan said this script upset her more than any other script from any of the past episodes, so we know that Negan’s entrance is going to be shocking and terrifying.
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman spoke to Entertainment Weekly about Negan’s character recently. “He’s definitely a different kind of bad guy,” Kirkman said of the highly anticipated TWD bad guy. “He’s sadistic and dangerous and all those things that you would expect from a Governor, but he’s much more in control.”
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Kirkman explained that while Rick went up against other villains in the past with some struggle, he always had an advantage and always won. With Negan, things will be very different. Negan is also very strong and has been through just as much as Rick, if not more. Not to mention that Negan’s group of Saviors is very large. They’d have to be a big group considering how many of them Rick and his group of survivors have already killed
Jeffrey Dean Morgan was the perfect casting choice to play Negan, according to Kirkman. “I’ve seen moments from the comic come to life before my eyes, and it’s all very touching,” Kirkman said of the casting choice. “But seeing Jeffrey Dean Morgan in costume, holding Lucille, saying lines — yeah, I don’t get goosebumps a lot, but that definitely happened.”
The Walking Dead Season 6 finale is being billed as the highest-anticipated finale in recent TV history according to the Plain Dealer. Recent spoilers revealed that TWD fans might not be too happy when the Season 6 finale ends with a huge and horrific cliffhanger. Negan only appears in the last 10 minutes of the 90-minute finale, letting fans know that they can expect to see much more of him in Season 7 of The Walking Dead.
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