Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman had a few interesting words to share about Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin.
According to Us Magazine, Kirkman expressed disappointment in Martin for informing the TV show producers about future plot elements in his books.
The hit HBO series has officially surpassed the events in the books. While fans wait for Martin to publish his next book, the author has revealed everything that happens to keep things on the show in sync.
Apparently, Kirkman was not happy with that decision.
“I would never do that. That’s the one thing I’m disappointed in George R.R. Martin for doing,” Kirkman shared in an interview with Rolling Stone. “He should have just been like, ‘F**k you. You make it up now, I’ll get to mine when I’m ready.'”
Some of the events in the sixth season of Game of Thrones are set to happen in Martin’s upcoming novel, The Winds of Winter. For those fans who read the books and watch the series, then there is no way to escape the spoilers.
“The Winds of Winter is not finished,” Martin wrote in January. “Believe me, it gave me no pleasure to type those words. You’re disappointed, and you’re not alone. My editors and publishers are disappointed, HBO is disappointed, my agents and foreign publishers and translators are disappointed … but no one could possibly be more disappointed than me.”
For Kirkman, he has created enough material on The Walking Dead to keep AMC busy for quite some time. He did, however, admit that he knows how everything ends, it is only a matter of timing.
“I know how the story wraps up. The big question is when and how far in the distance that is,” Kirkman shared. “You’ll eventually be able to see that it all kind of comes together.”
According to Movie Pilot, Kirkman has worked on The Walking Dead for 13 years and has produced 155 issues of the graphic novel. Although fans have long wondered if Kirkman would wrap the series with a satisfying end, his recent comments prove that he has a proper ending in mind.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound as though Kirkman is willing to let TV producers know how the series is going to end. That being said, Kirkman has steadily released new comics every year, so there is little chance that the show will catch up and then pass him before the comics end.
Meanwhile, Cinema Blend is reporting that Kirkman is involved in a legal struggle with a restaurant in New Jersey named The Walking Dead. The eatery’s owners include Philip Theodorou, Anna Theodorou, Mohamed Elkady, and Steven Theodorou.
Kirkman is claiming that the restaurant owners are violating his copyright of the name, The Walking Dead.
For their part, the owners are arguing that the name used by Kirkman is descriptive and has been used across the horror genre. For example, Boris Karloff created a movie back in 1936 titled The Walking Dead.
The restaurant is planning on serving Greek food, which doesn’t exactly line up with a name like The Walking Dead.
Of course, naming a food joint The Walking Dead is a great way to get noticed by the public and share some of the popularity of the series.
In the end, Kirkman and his team of lawyers have a good chance of winning the lawsuit against the restaurant owners. After all, The Walking Dead has spawned a number of different products associated with the show, including video games, toys, and clothing lines.
The Walking Dead is set to return to AMC this coming fall.
Are you disappointed that George R.R. Martin gave Game of Thrones plot points away to the TV show? Or should The Walking Dead creator just mind his own business? Let us know in the comments.
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