Just days ago, two major stars of The Walking Dead were seen stopping to aid a stranger at the scene of a car accident in Peachtree City, Georgia. This has caused massive speculation as to whether these stars were taking a break from Season 7 filming at the time, and if so, does this mean they should be considered safe from Negan’s Season 6 finale deathblow?
According to ABC 7 News, Norman Reedus (Daryl) and Steven Yeun (Glenn), were on their way to film The Walking Dead when they witnessed a car accident take place. They remained at the scene for a few minutes to make sure that everyone there was fine and then left.
Reedus and Yeun were riding their motorcycles at the time, Hollywood Take reports.
Nevertheless, the two waited around long enough to see that paramedics had arrived to aid anyone needing medical assistance, Cinema Blend reports.
DARYL & GLENN (TWD) AT A CAR ACCIDENT TODAY IN ATLANTA. pic.twitter.com/7vBVU11U5M
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One witness to the whole thing, Mikail Turan, told ABC 7 News about photos taken on scene, saying, “It took me about five to 10 seconds to take these pictures, and then the cops came.” Turan added the actors were “…trying, you know, to help everybody, kind of calm everybody, take control of the situation.”
ABC 7 News notes that police confirmed Reedus and Yeun were not involved in the accident and no one was seriously hurt.
A spokesperson with the Peachtree City Police Department told TIME, “They were just good Samaritans.”
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Because the accident apparently took place near The Walking Dead, set some fans now believe that neither of the characters the men play, Daryl and Glenn, was killed during the Season 6 cliffhanger.
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In the final scene of the Walking Dead’s season finale episode, Last Day on Earth, Daryl and Glenn, along with Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Carl (Chandler Riggs), Sasha (Sonequa Martin), Rosita (Christian Serratos), Abraham (Michael Cudlitz), Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Maggie (Lauren Cohan), and Aaron (Ross Marquand) are lined in front of Negan as he taunts them with his barbed wire covered baseball bat lovingly named Lucille.
The scene is an iconic moment from The Walking Dead comic books, and it results in a beloved character’s tragic death.
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In fact, Glenn has his skull brutally pummeled by Lucille in the comics and dies a horrible death as his friends and pregnant wife, Maggie, watch on in horror. Therefore, many believe The Walking Dead TV series may decide to be true to the comics and Glenn is Negan’s chosen one.
Others believe Daryl could bite the dust because he isn’t a character in the Walking Dead comic books and thus, it may be time for him to make his exit from the saga. Many find this scenario unlikely, as fans love Daryl, despite his comic book status, and have threatened to riot should the Walking Dead producers decide to kill him off.
But, if Reedus and Yeun were in fact in the midst of filming when the car crash took place, this might actually mean their characters are alive and well. According to Hollywood Take, The Walking Dead has already filmed the Season 7 death scene, so if the two men are still taking part in the show’s production, this could be confirmation that Daryl and Glenn are safe.
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On the other hand, The Walking Dead producers are “trying hard to keep spoilers to a minimum,” as the death scene was filmed inside and people were “banned… from hanging out outside the studio so nobody would find out who was filming or who died,” Hollywood Take notes.
Additionally, if The Walking Dead is filming flashback scenes or character back stories that include Daryl and/or Glenn, then there is simply no telling which character is truly gone.
Some also believe The Walking Dead crew has called back all of the actors whose characters are in jeopardy to be on set, not to film, but just to throw everyone off regarding the Negan kill.
The Walking Dead Season 7 premier date is set for October 9. It is safe to say that, until the episode airs, fans will most certainly continue to speculate and formulate theories as to which character will be exiting the show for good.
What do you think?
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