‘Walking Dead’ Spoilers: Who Will Survive To See Season 7?
Walking Dead spoilers are getting more and more detailed as the days go by, following that dreadful cliffhanger. Waiting till October to discover who lives and who dies has fans searching madly for spoilers. Producers promise to reveal everything related to the cliffhanger in the first episode of Season 7. Meanwhile, they are telling fans everything except what they really want to know.
Season 6 Finale Spoilers
The Walking Dead Season 6 finale introduced the infamous comic book villain, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). In the final scenes, Negan captures all the core characters. The rag tag crew fans have come to love over the last six years are made to kneel before Negan. He certainly seems to live up to his comic book reputation, a cruel and sadistic monster, as he selects a favorite character to decapitate with his barbed-wire-covered baseball bat.
Negan plays a deadly game of “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,” as shown in the videos above. The stars look terrified. Then the screen goes black and viewers become listeners as they hear the disgusting sound of someone’s skull getting crushed, repeatedly. Fans are left wondering who was killed. Twelve characters are at risk.
Walking Dead characters who may have been killed include Rick (Andrew Lincoln). Rick is technically the star, and the first character shown in the first episode. Carl (Chandler Riggs) is Rick’s son. The comic book is centered around Rick and Carl throughout. Still, the TV show often varies from the comic book.
Spoilers seekers usually want to know if Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) are safe. They were both introduced early in the first season, and fans love them. Glenn was the character killed by Negan in that exact scene in the comic book. Daryl wasn’t in the comic book at all. Either one could be at risk.
The Walking Dead women, Michonne (Danai Gurira), Maggie (Lauren Cohan), Carol (Melissa McBride), Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green), and Rosita (Christian Serratos) are also at risk. Also present and presumably in danger are Aaron (Ross Marquand), Eugene (Josh McDermitt), and Abraham (Michael Cudlitz.)
Walking Dead Season 7 Spoilers Start Here
The Walking Dead experts, including comic book fans and other various YouTube zombie fans, have showered the internet with spoilers and speculations like the one above. However, there are no definitive “who dies” spoilers coming from anyone associated with the show. Still, producers have answered a few questions about the last scene. Showrunner Scott Gimple was quoted by GameSpot revealing his intention in the episode.
“What we saw last night was the end of the story of [episode] 16. Where Rick winds up is completely different from where he started in 1 and where he started in 9. I know obviously what it is in 701. And presenting what occurs, to show what happened in full-force, is the beginning of the next story… I truly hope that people see 701 and they feel that it justifies the way we decided to tell the story… It’s about tearing Rick Grimes down and that’s the conclusion of this story. So while it does seem like a cliffhanger, that’s the conclusion.”
Walking Dead Executive Producer Greg Nicotero told the Hollywood Reporter the actor playing the part may not know his or her character has been killed, because that scene has not been shot yet. Overall, producers are trying to ensure fans are surprised in October, so journalists and fans cannot expect actors to give out spoilers.
”We have not filmed it yet and I don’t know if the person knows yet or not. Knowing the fact that any death changes our characters and changes our people in a very dramatic way, what’s exciting about season seven is how a death — any death — changes people and propels us into a different direction…We’re changing the direction of the show and bringing Negan in — it’s a great time.”
Walking Dead Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd revealed some important spoilers, or at least hints to Deadline. She explained the scripts for Season 7 had not even been written yet. So, there may be very few people who know which character died in the final scene. She continued by explaining a bit of Season 7.
“Season 7 certainly is going to be all about the game-changer that is Negan and what that means to the world of The Walking Dead and all of the characters in it. He’s certainly the most formidable foe that Rick has ever encountered, not only in the comic books but now on the show. We certainly got a taste of that in the finale. I’m really looking forward to Season 7.”
Walking Dead comic buffs at Design & Trend speculate, but not without reason, that the Kingdom from the comic books will come into play significantly this season. The theory fits with a few producer quotes that hint at the Kingdom, but no one has mentioned it specifically. According to Design & Trend, the Kingdom is a community based in a high school and surrounded by a wall made of school buses and sheet metal. The Kingdom leader is called Ezekiel, or King Ezekiel. He has a pet tiger, named Shiva. The residents of the Kingdom wear armor and think of themselves as his knights. Design & Trend believe the show will follow the comic book more closely this season.
Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple left fans with the most tantalizing spoiler hint yet.
“I can say without spoiling anything that things are going to start off very, very, very, dark, because everybody’s where we’re starting. But that isn’t going to be the whole season.”
Walking Dead not being dark the whole season, and producers hinting at a ray of hope, could be considered a shocking spoilers hint.
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