The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus and Steven Yeun have been in the headlines lately for helping car crash victims in real life, presumably between breaks on set while filming Season 7 of The Walking Dead.
Since then, fans, tabloids, and conspiracy theorists alike have taken to their media sites and social media to say that both stars have just revealed a major spoiler that proves they did not die on the Season 6 finale of The Walking Dead, since they were in the area of filming for Season 7 of TWD.
— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) May 14, 2016
As a matter of fact, tabloid news sites like TMZ like to sensationalize incidents like this and use exclamation points in their articles that say things like, “… the fact the two were together near set indicates their characters are ALIVE!!!”
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— Peachtree City CVB (@ptccvb) May 13, 2016
What fans and the media have known from the very beginning is that The Walking Dead Season 6 ended on a cliffhanger, and even the true victim of Negan and his bat did not know who he or she is. So, it just stands to reason that the scene with the lethal beating on Season 7 of The Walking Dead still needs to be shot from many different angles and with precision and care. Producers of The Walking Dead are not simply going to spend half a day working on the death scene of one of their major characters, and then move on to the next story. They are going to give it all the love and care that it deserves, if for nothing else, then for the TWD fans.
— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) May 13, 2016
The theories that Norman Reedus and Steven Yeun being on, or close to, the set of Season 7 of The Walking Dead production proves that their characters are alive just seem to be silly and farfetched to say the least. In the very worst scenario, they are there to film their death scene, and they have stuck around to film flashback scenes and/or residual scenes that did not make the cut in the finale episode on Season 6 of The Walking Dead.
In the very best possible scenario, neither character died. Or, it could prove that only one of them has been killed and the other is sticking around to keep spoilers under wraps from the masses on the Internet. It does make sense that Norman Reedus and Steven Yeun could have been contractually compelled to stay on set, given that all of the spoiler photographs that were released last season have been major sticking points for the producers and stars of The Walking Dead.
Let’s take this one last moment to reflect on the real life incident that involved Steven Yeun and Norman Reedus doing something heroic, and put it in the nostalgia box where it belongs. Then, let’s leave those rumors, theories, and “potential spoilers” in the past where they belong, because they essentially mean nothing in the grand scheme of what’s to come on Season 7 of The Walking Dead.
— ScreenCrush (@screencrushnews) May 14, 2016
Now that your attention has been grabbed, there are some real spoilers for Season 7 of The Walking Dead.
— Annie (@hipurpleclouds) May 12, 2016
Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead comics and executive producer on the show, has recently released his own details that apologized for the cliffhanger ending, but also offered up that Season 7 of The Walking Dead has more than one major shocker on the horizon. As a matter of fact, he told fans of The Walking Dead that they should be really excited about what’s to come.
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