Jeffrey Dean Morgan Tells ‘The Walking Dead’ Fans To Get Ready For ‘Lucille’ [Video]

Jeffrey Dean Morgan and The Walking Dead are about to form the sacred bond that was once seen in the comic books. Morgan, who plays Negan on the show, is about to make his dreaded debut and there are some big surprises coming our way as TWD fans.

One thing that’s for sure is that the name Lucille is not just a guitar that B.B. King plays on the stage. It is also a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire that has one mission – to bash the brains in of people and zombies alike.

So according to Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who sat down with Entertainment Tonight to speak about the role, there are some things that he is preparing for as an actor that he has never had to prepare for in his life. That is, getting ready for the world to hate him on so many different levels.

“I am fully prepped for hate mail and everything else,” Morgan told ET. “So bring it.”

That’s because he is about to come on the show and force someone else to leave the show, permanently. The death of one of the core characters from The Walking Dead is on the horizon and fans are about to chew off their knuckles waiting to see who it is.

“I am excited and I am ready,” Morgan said. “I really I can’t wait to kind of step into those shoes, and hold that bat, and do my thing. I am looking forward to it.”

In The Walking Dead comic books, it was Glenn Rhee who met the end of Lucille’s fury and died after a blow to the head. But The Walking Dead TV series has taken big strides to differentiate itself from the comic series. There are no bounds to the lengths the producers of the show will go to make sure that each episode airs spoiler free in the previous week before it.

But in terms of what is coming on The Walking Dead, the truth is that there is no real way to tell who is going to be killed by Negan’s swift bat of justice. The comics actually killed off Carol much earlier in the story, but now she has turned out to be one of the most unforgettable and fiercest characters on the show. There is also the character of Daryl Dixon, which never had any presence in the comic book to start with.

So that would make Daryl and Carol the two wild cards that can easily be erased from the lore, considering the comic book still has mountains of material to work with and it is still immensely popular to this day.

“I don’t know if the fans are going to be ready for it, to be honest with you,” Jeffrey Dean Morgan said.

Here is the simplest answer for what is coming on Episode 16 of The Walking Dead. Gale Ann Hurd, who is an executive producer for the show, has already confirmed that someone is not going to make it.

“Someone is going to be facing Lucille,” Hurd told ET. “If you don’t know what Lucille is, it’s what he names his bat. So yes, at some point, someone is going to be facing Lucille.”

There is much to be interpreted from that comment, but that does not mean that Glenn is going down. It just means that they are trying to stay true to the canon, but still bring the raw action.

“Negan knows who he is and what he needs to do to survive, and this world is the perfect world for him,” Hurd said. “It was almost like created for him. He’s not somebody who probably would have never have gotten to where he is in the old world and playing by the old rules.”

The final episode of The Walking Dead Season 6 airs Sunday night on AMC and will feature the debut of Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan.

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