The Walking Dead Season 7 is primed to be the biggest premiere in cable television history. But the big surprise about who Negan killed may not be the most shocking part of the episode – or the season.
There has been some chatter lately from Robert Kirkman in regards to where Fear The Walking Dead is currently at on The Walking Dead timeline. But in regards to the possibility that TWD could crossover on FTWD, well, that rumor has been shot down time and time again from The Walking Dead producers.
Find out how George Romero & sheet metal jobs influenced Kirkman's childhood (@RollingStone) https://t.co/bHU9FrnPTX pic.twitter.com/CkFN92uufrBut in retrospect, it is possible that Fear The Walking Dead could carve out a place for itself on The Walking Dead, supposing that certain characters from Fear make it that long.
— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) May 31, 2016
Let's just take a look at how the logistics of that may play out with a few hints from The Walking Dead playbook. First of all, Fear The Walking Dead is a prequel series, not just a spinoff. It takes place before the events of the outbreak that occurred in Atlanta way back in Season 1, which seems to coincide with the time period that Rick was in a coma.
Robert Kirkman has gone on the record with saying that Fear The Walking Dead is now currently running at the time period where Rick is waking up from his coma. But when he was asked if there really was any possibility of a crossover between the two Walking Dead shows, he did not deny that the possibility exists, as reported by Comic Book.
"We're already on season seven (The Walking Dead) and this one's (Fear The Walking Dead) on season two and that would be crazy," Kirkman told fans at Hawaii Comic Con. "As far as if those characters will ever encounter each other, I mean, they're in the same universe so it's completely possible. Geographically, they're nowhere near each other so it would be somewhat farfetched if group A were to somehow encounter group B unless over the course of many, many, many, many seasons somehow it made sense."
"A lot of good horror moments, but so much more. Stuff you won't know is coming, even if you watched the pilot." pic.twitter.com/ntmeRSaGEYFans of The Walking Dead need to remember that the show producers and Kirkman himself like to plant little Easter eggs in every possible corner of the universe. While it is true that The Walking Dead is much farther along on the timeline than Fear The Walking Dead, a crossover would be surprisingly easy to carry out.
— Outcast Cinemax (@OutcastCinemax) June 2, 2016
It would just mean that there would be spoilers for Fear The Walking Dead that occur on The Walking Dead.
Just consider this. In the mid-season finale for Season 2 of Fear The Walking Dead, Daniel Salazar is presumed to have died in the fire. But his body was never found, and the core group that he traveled with to get to the safe house have now made their way out of the compound and left him for dead. Fans of The Walking Dead also know all too well that the show and its producers like to do "fake" death scenes with their core characters, as evidenced with Glenn and the dumpster scandal.
That brings us to the next point of this potentially major spoiler. If The Walking Dead producers have pulled off another fake death and Daniel Salazar lived through the fire, who is to say that he will ever be seen on Fear The Walking Dead again? Fans of the show will start to get fed up with the fake outs and start to lose interest in it.
Daniel Salazar RIP resterai per sempre un eroe???? #FearTWD pic.twitter.com/BlDZqS5DmuSo, how can they pull off Daniel Salazar's survival? Well, that is where the crossover comes in. Robert Kirkman has already teased fans for the first episode of Season 7 on The Walking Dead as having a major shocker that is going to occur, and he specifically said that he was not referring to the identity of Negan's victim.
— The Walking Dead (@WalkingDead_it) June 2, 2016
What that means is that there is a real possibility that a man is going to appear within Negan's group of Saviors with severe burns on his face. He is going to be a tested and truly unflinching warrior, and that man's name may just be Daniel Salazar.
Again, this is an unsubstantiated theory on Season 7 of The Walking Dead, but the stars have been aligning for this to potentially occur. Fans really need to pay attention to the Easter eggs in the show as well as in media interviews.[Image via AMC]