COLLIDER – Not everyone was a fan of The Walking Dead’s latest season finale. It ended with Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan swinging his barbed wire bat at one of the members of the group, though it was left a mystery as to which of the characters ended up eating gravel. These new Comic-Con posters for the AMC series, released ahead of the San Diego convention this week, further play up the speculation by showing each member of the main cast facing certain death.
Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Daryl (Norman Reedus), Glenn (Steven Yeun), Maggie (Lauren Cohen), Carl (Chandler Riggs), Sasha (Sonequa Martin), Abraham (Michael Cudlitz), Rosita (Christian Serratos), Aaron (Ross Marquand), and Eugene (Josh McDermitt) were among those left staring down Lucille, Negan’s deadly bat. Each return in their own one-sheet for the Con in the same circumstances, which won’t be resolved until the Season 7 premiere this fall.
At the time of the cliffhanger, director Greg Nicotero defended the choice by saying:
Next season is really Negan’s story and how our group has to deal with who he is and what his way of life is, so I think it’s the perfect ending to this season: watching everyone on their knees, stripped down to the barest vulnerability, and knowing that the cavalry’s not coming over the hill. Our group has never been in this situation before, so I think it’s the perfect opportunity. We had early conversations about, would we show who it was at the end of the season? Yeah, you always have discussions of what’s the best story. I was very passionate about ending this season on a cliffhanger and not knowing, because I feel like it propels us into next season in a great way. So people can be upset. A week from now, they won’t be upset anymore, and it’ll be fun.
COMICBOOK – The cast and producers of AMC’s hit scripted series The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and Preacher and upcoming late-night talk show Geeking Out will descend on this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA.
In addition to official series panels, AMC will host fan activations throughout the weekend, including a The Walking Dead-themed booth (#4237) in the Convention Center, where fans can stop by to take photos of themselves among Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) infamous “lineup” from the season six finale, as well as a Fear the Walking Dead yacht, at the Fifth Avenue Pier behind the Convention Center, where fans can experience life aboard the Abigail.
The Walking Dead panelists include cast members Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Christian Serratos, Ross Marquand, Josh McDermitt and Jeffrey Dean Morgan along with Executive Producer and Showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Executive Producer Robert Kirkman, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer, Director and Special Effects Make-up Supervisor Greg Nicotero and Executive Producer David Alpert. The panel will be moderated by Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick. A trailer, which may or may not offer clues to The Walking Dead’s season six cliffhanger, is expected to debut during the panel, as well as a premiere date for season seven.
The Walking Dead’s panel is slated for Friday, July 22, at 1 PM PT in Hall H. It is preceded by Fear the Walking Dead’s panel at 12 PM PT