The Walking Dead Season 7 premieres at the end of the month, and viewers are hearing so many new spoilers about what lies ahead for Rick and the group. While it’s nearly impossible to separate fact from fiction, one thing is for sure: The episode is going to be completely shocking.
According to MovieFone, Walking Dead fans will see so much more than the conclusion to the Season 6 finale cliffhanger. As viewers will remember, Negan was introduced and then proceeded to kill a member of Rick’s group by bashing their head in with his baseball bat. The final scene of the finale revealed that a character was dead, but not which one.
In addition to the big reveal of Negan’s victim, there will be even more tragedy in the first episode of Season 7. Greg Nicotero, who directed the premiere, says that fans are going to be angered by what happens.
“You’re gonna be mad. It was the hardest episode I’ve ever directed. There’s so much more that happens in that episode that is more heartbreaking than that moment, that by the time the episode’s over it’s almost too much. It’s that intense.”
Nicotero could be referring to the Walking Dead spoilers and rumors that have been circulating online about two characters being killed in the premiere. One theory is that Negan will choose Abraham as the member of Rick’s group he decides to kill, but when another member of the group, possibly Daryl, tries to stop him there will be a shocking consequence. Rumors are running wild that Daryl will try to stop Negan’s wrath, but by doing so, he will end up getting Glenn killed. Will Negan be so angered by Daryl’s outburst that he forces him to live with the fact that he got yet another one of this friends murdered? That would definitely make viewers angry.
Meanwhile, seeing members of the group die in such a brutal way will likely have a huge impact on all the Walking Dead characters. However, Rick and Carl may take it the hardest. iDigital Times reports that Rick will go through a big change in Season 7, and if the story follows the comic books, then Carl will also be headed for a transformation.
In the comic book series, after Negan kills Glenn, Carl vows to get revenge on the leader of the Saviors. Rick refuses to go after Negan knowing it won’t end well, but Carl can’t stop himself. He takes out some of Negan’s men, which oddly earns him respect in Negan’s eyes. Negan and Carl then form a bond, which would be a very interesting storyline to see play out on the TV series.
Meanwhile, fans can catch up on all of the crazy moments from the past six seasons of the show when AMC airs a two-hour-long special titled The Walking Dead: Journey So Far. The network announced the event in a press release earlier this week.
“Season by season, from the moment Rick wakes up in the hospital (as told by Andrew Lincoln), all the way to the excruciating first swing of Negan’s bat (told by Jeffery Dean Morgan and others in the lineup), the story of ‘The Walking Dead’ will be told by those who have lived it. ‘The Walking Dead: Journey So Far’ gives viewers who have never seen an episode of ‘The Walking Dead’ a chance to get all caught up on the plot, characters, locations, and unique terminology of the series as well as providing fans who’ve never missed a moment with fresh interviews with the series’ producers and their favorite actors as part of an exciting refresher course that will further whet their appetite for the new season.”
It seems that fans have a lot to look forward to when The Walking Dead returns for Season 7 on October 23.
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