The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere is less than a month away, and fans are still trying to figure out what will happen when the hit series returns to AMC. Spoilers have been running wild since the Season 6 finale aired its shocking cliffhanger, and viewers are on the edge of their seats waiting for the conclusion.
According to Comic Book, the conclusion is coming and will be shown quite early on in the Season 7 premiere. However, Walking Dead fans have been bombarded with so much speculation and spoilers that trying to figure it all out is nearly impossible. Thankfully, there does seem to be evidence that some of the spoilers are very likely to happen.
The biggest Walking Dead topic of the summer has been the identity of Negan's victim. Who did Negan kill in the Season 6 finale? Nearly every character in the death lineup has been rumored to be the one to get Negan's bat. However, only two characters seem to fit the bill. It seems that when the series returns in October, fans will likely see either Glenn or Abraham be revealed as Negan's victim.
As many Walking Dead fans know, Glenn is the character who dies at the hands of Negan in the comic book series. Negan picks Glenn at random from the group and then brutally bashes his head in with a baseball bat. It appears the TV show may be following the comic book storyline this time around as actor Steven Yeun, who plays Glenn on the series, has only reportedly filmed one episode in Season 7.
The character of Abraham Ford is another option to be revealed as Negan's victim in the premiere episode. Abraham's character arc seems to have played out, and fans are fully expecting to see the redheaded military man meet his end sometime during the course of Season 7. Sadly, it seems that Abe may either take Glenn's place, or viewers will watch both characters die in the first episode of the season. Actor Michael Cudlitz, who plays Abraham, has also allegedly only filmed one episode for the upcoming season.
Walking Dead spoilers reveal that it's likely Abraham will be killed first and when Daryl tries to intervene, Negan will take out his frustration on Glenn for no good reason. Daryl will allegedly then be taken by Negan and his group. Fans of the show know that if this is true, Daryl will likely never forgive himself for getting Glenn killed, and it is something he'll always struggle with.
Meanwhile, speculation about the character of Carol has revealed that she may also meet her end during Season 7. The rumors stem from the comic book version of Carol, who is very different from the TV show character. In the comics, Carol loses her will to live and commits suicide by letting walkers eat her alive. In Season 6 of the series, Carol has seemingly lost faith in herself and her group. While this could lead to Carol's demise, it isn't likely that she's going anywhere in the foreseeable future.
Another popular theory is that Rick will lose control of the group in Season 7. The Walking Dead fans have watched as Rick stepped up as leader of the group since meeting up with them. He basically overthrew Shane for the title, and has had the mostly unwavering support of the gang ever since. However, after Negan murders member(s) of his family unit, Rick may step away from his leadership role. In the comic book, it is Spencer who rallies the people of Alexandria to overthrow Rick when he's at his weakest, and it looks like that could happen on the TV show as well. Unfortunately, rumors are flying that Spencer isn't long for the world, and that Negan could take him out as early as the mid-season finale this winter.
What are your thoughts on the latest Walking Dead spoilers for Season 7? What do you think will really happen when the show returns to television on October 23?[Featured Image by AMC]