The Walking Dead Season 7 is currently being filmed and the powers that be are keeping a tight lid on spoilers. Fans are still talking about the Season 6 finale, the episode in which Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) made his big introduction. TWD viewers were upset that the character Negan killed with Lucille was not revealed on the season finale. Creator Robert Kirkman has spoken before about how there was a specific reason the season finale ended the way it did. Now, actor Norman Reedus, who portrays Daryl Dixon on The Walking Dead, also has something to say about Negan’s big kill and the Season 7 premiere.
Warning: Possible spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 7 may be ahead.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Robert Kirkman was questioned about The Walking Dead during a Reddit AMA for his new show, Outcast. At that time, Kirkman promised that fans would understand the purpose of the Season 6 cliffhanger. Apparently, why Negan’s kill was not shown during the season finale will make sense by the end of Season 7.
During an interview with the Daily Beast, Norman Reedus also brought up The Walking Dead and fans who share spoilers from visiting filming locations. It is something the actor doesn’t understand.
“When there’s 200 people who’ve all driven [to set] from other parts of the country just to sit there and get a picture of whoever’s there and wreck it for everyone,” Norman Reedus told the Daily Beast, “you’re like, what—what are you guys doing? Why? Why? Why do you want to do that? Why do you want to spoil stuff? I like the enthusiasm and stuff but, you know, if I knew what you were gonna get for Christmas … I seriously doubt I’d put it on the internet. I wouldn’t want to wreck that for you.”
Of course, TWD fans have a different thought process when it comes to The Walking Dead spoilers. For some, it makes the show more exciting and builds up even more anticipation for the season premiere.
During the conversation, Reedus could only reveal that The Walking Dead was filming Season 7 and nothing more. However, Norman did add that the story “will pay off in spades” when Season 7 premieres this fall.
“All I can say is it’s worth the wait,” Reedus said. “You just have to trust us. The show’s large and a lot of people like it and it’s done really well. You just gotta trust us that we’re telling a story and you’ll get the answers that you want.”
Greg Nicotero previously stated in an interview that Season 6 ended the way it did was for a specific reason, and an important one, as well.
“It propels our people. It affects our people profoundly, as it does in the comic book. That changes everyone’s direction,” Greg Nicotero told IGN. “The main thing about Season 7 is establishing that the world isn’t what everybody thinks it is, the world out there. At the end of Season 6, Rick was so confident. ‘We’re just going to knock out that outpost, we’re going to f**k these guys up before they f**k us up,’ and it ends with him going, ‘Heh, oh well, I had no idea. What I perceived as the world is not even close to what the reality of the world is,’ and Negan’s there to show him that.”
IGN also made it clear that the impact of who Negan kills will be just like the comic books. However, that doesn’t mean it is the same character who dies.
What do you think of what Norman Reedus had to say about The Walking Dead Season 7? Are you looking forward to the season premiere of TWD?
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