The sixth season of The Walking Dead is just about over, and that means fans are going to have to wait around six months for it to return. Still, the season finale lies ahead and there is so much that could happen in it that fans aren’t overly concerned with it being off the air for half a year at this point. Now, it’s almost time for the final episode of Season 6 and creator Robert Kirkman said there is a moment that actually gave him goosebumps.
Please let it be known that there are possible SPOILERS ahead for the current season and comic book of The Walking Dead. If you don’t want to know them, stop reading now.
Everyone and anyone that watches The Walking Dead knows who is coming in the season finale of Season 6. Even if they don’t read spoilers and try to avoid any rumors online, it has been made perfectly clear by show creators and trailers that Negan is coming, and he will be played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
Last week, there was an international trailer leaked online (which has since been taken down) for the season finale, as Comic Book Resources revealed. It was then that the world got its first look at Negan and his trusty barbed-wire covered bat named “Lucille.”
The trailer is from the Netherlands and his face is never shown. Just him walking away from the camera, a shot of Lucille, and then Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s voice simply saying, “Hi……I’m Negan.” It’s a moment that brought chills up the spines of hardcore fans of The Walking Dead and others as well.
Robert Kirkman is the creator of The Walking Dead comic book, and he often talks about seeing his creations come to life. There are very few moments, though, that truly get him deep inside, and he told Entertainment Weekly that one is coming.
“I’ve seen moments from the comic come to life before my eyes, and it’s all very touching. But seeing Jeffrey Dean Morgan in costume, holding Lucille, saying lines — yeah, I don’t get goosebumps a lot, but that definitely happened. And seeing the joy and the elation that I had from seeing that character existing in a real space, coming to life as they say, I know that the fans are going to feel the same way.”
Throughout the first five seasons, Kirkman has let it be known that he totally approves of what the show’s creators and directors are doing with his graphic novel. He has said that everything done so far has been great, and he expects it to continue.
In the comic book version of The Walking Dead, Negan is involved in one of the most important scenes, and it involves him beating Glenn to death with Lucille. It’s another moment that fans have been dreading and also waiting for but weren’t sure when it was coming.
Now, it isn’t unheard of for the creators of the TV version of The Walking Dead to change up a few things or alter them from the comic book version. For instance, Daryl Dixon isn’t even in the comics at all, and he’s one of the television series’ most popular characters.
Some believe that Negan could use his beloved bat on someone other than Glenn. Maybe, he would use it on Rick Grimes, killing him and shocking the world. Kirkman said he knows that changing things up and changing what happens is just the way it is done sometimes, but he wouldn’t give anything away.
“I think everybody on the show recognizes it for the iconic, monumental moment that it is in the comic book series. No one is discussing not doing something like that in the show. It’s a very big part of his introduction and we want to do it justice.”
Negan is coming and every single person that watches The Walking Dead knows he is. They know he’s arriving in the season finale of Season 6 and that Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s appearance on the set gave creator Robert Kirkman “goosebumps.” Now, all that remains to be seen is what will the villain do and who meets Lucille close up.
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