Robert Kirkman has long described “The Walking Dead” as a zombie movie that never ends. Now, he’s changing his tune.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kirkman, the executive producer of the “Walking Dead” TV series and writer of the “Walking Dead” comic books, says he’s finally arrived at an idea for how to end the post-apocalypse thriller. Now, the question isn’t about how “Walking Dead” ends — it’s about when.
“I do know what I’m building toward, yes,” said Kirkman, referring to how the comics will end. “I don’t know exactly what issue that’s going to fall on, per se, and I do have a lot of road laid out before that that is going to take a long time, but I certainly know exactly what I’m building to.”
Kirkman even knows the final page of the “Walking Dead” comic series, and he says that the idea came to him about a year or two ago.
“From the very beginning I would always plot these big, long overarching stories,” he said. “So it’d be like, oh, they’re going to get to the prison, then this is going to happen and then that’s going to happen and that’s going to happen. I wouldn’t really map out how many issues those were going to take, but I would always make sure that I had somewhere between two and ten years of story mapped out ahead of me.
“About a year or two ago, I finally nailed down exactly what I want the ending to be,” he continued. “So now I’ve kind of got two trails of story going in my head. One working to where I’m at very far into the future, and one working from the end backwards. When those two stories meet, then I’ll know exactly how long the story is. I’m rapidly approaching that point.”
Recently, the “Walking Dead” comics have made some big changes in the lives of Rick Grimes and his companions. (SPOILER ALERT, if you’re behind.) After the “All Out War” story arc, “Walking Dead” experienced a time-jump, lurching forward a few years in the future to see Rick as the leader of a flourishing, organized society, with his arch-enemy Negan languishing in prison. Could we see another time-jump before “Walking Dead” ends, or was the time-jump the first silo in the final act of the zombie drama? We’ll find out someday — maybe not someday soon, but someday.
For now, the “Walking Dead” TV show certainly isn’t ending anytime soon; season five premieres on October 12.
Source – http://www.mtv.com/news/1926450/walking-dead-the-end/
There is all this talk about a gay character on The Walking Dead. That is all I see in about 90% of the articles I skim through. I don’t see the big deal, but as it is what it is, let’s see if we can answer that all encompassing question? Who will it be? Daryl…really I just don’t see it at all. He is a emotionally, physically, and worldly beaten down man. Who is now taking his power back, regardless of the circumstances., and doing an awesome job doing it. When he is finally in that place where he can afford the emotion needed for love…it will happen.
So let’s address the obvious source of all things Kirkman – his comic, and a man named Aaron. There are a few Walking Dead Wiki quotes below to give you the gist without spoiling too much!
Via Walking Dead Wiki – “Aaron is a character first encountered in Issue 67 of Image Comics‘ The Walking Dead and is a resident of the Alexandria Safe-Zone community, formally working as a recruiter. He worked with Eric, who was his work partner and boyfriend.”
Now this does add up to the shows upcoming timeline pretty good. Though the show does add characters who appear in the Comic Book, they also have a habit of only basing characters off them, sometimes loosely, other times not so much. Then basing new story arcs off the comic book.
In the comic no one knows anything about Aaron post walker outbreak.
But he is a bad ass…
Via Walking Dead Wiki -“As one of Douglas‘ most trusted allies, Aaron’s job was to be one of two recruiters for Alexandria (along with Eric). Aaron would search for new survivors and he would watch them to see how they acted around others. Once he had watched them to get enough information about them, he would approach the survivors with no weapons and see if they would join the Alexandria Safe-Zone; if there was any attempt made at his life, Eric (who was listening in remotely) would come and kill them. Those who accepted Aaron’s offer would travel with him back to Alexandria and meet Douglas who would ultimately decide if they could stay in the Safe-Zone. “
Not only is that one hell of a dangerous and risky job, it makes him the exact type person to fit into Rick’s group. Aaron, for more reasons than that, (I don’t want to give away too many spoilers), is the perfect fit for the group! Not to mentioned he is just one of those people everyone likes. I think (and Toby Greene) that he is the most obvious choice. Other than scripting a whole new character…the perfect choice!
Now who will play him is anyone’s guess!
I would like to thank Toby Greene for inspiring this article in our sometimes heated but pretty civil debates!
For my source and more info on The Walking Dead than you can shake a sword at visit: The Walking Dead Wiki
Congratulations are in order! Our lovely Skybound PVC Mini Figures sculpted by October Toys have been nominated for the Best Media Tie-In at the Designer Toy Awards!
This particular awards is described as being “presented to an outstanding Designer Toy release with a design derived from an officially licensed (or creator approved) entertainment property: film, television, video game, or anything else.”
The nominees are judged not only on their quality as a toy, but also on their representation of the original property. And we think this Negan figure is a fine representation!
And, of course, if you’d like to buy one of these awesome toys, we still have some of them left in our online shop:
Negan PVC Figure Gray
Negan PVC Figure Purple
Negan PVC Figure Glow in the Dark
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Telltale Games has released the latest trailer to the final chapter of The Walking Dead: The Game. Season Two concludes with the climatic episode entitled ‘No Going Back,’ as Clementine‘s ultimate choices decide her fate in the zombie apocalypse.
Based on the popular Image Comics series, The Walking Dead explores humanity’s latch ditch at survival as the undead have taken over the entire world. Robert Kirkman’s epic saga continues in the videogame realm where you, the player, decide whether or not Clementine is strong enough, both mentally and physically, to survive the zombie invasion.
From the game footage, we can tell that winter is settling in. Food and shelter will be running out as soon as the snowstorms hit. With a newborn infant to protect, the zombies have become a deadlier threat than ever. Everything builds to a breaking point in the nail-biting conclusion of The Walking Dead: Season Two.
In the video, we are given a recap of how Clementine has survived from season one to its penultimate episode, Amid the Ruins. This little girl has certainly gone through the worst, especially having to pick up a gun and pull the trigger. Does she have enough strength to make it to the third season?
As the trailer ends, we see Clementine before the zombie apocalypse, smiling and with her curly hair loose. In the heart-breaking scene, Clementine doesn’t realize this is the last time she will speak to her parents.
Check out the trailer to No Going Back here:
The second season finale of The Walking Dead: The Game will be available to download on August 26. Readers, are you excited to see how this season ends?
source – http://www.mstarz.com/articles/35763/20140824/telltale-games-the-walking-dead-the-game-releases-no-going-back-season-2-finale-watch-video.htm
(Somehow I missed this one, I’m sure I’m not the only one.)
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman talks Marvel Zombies, the 10th anniversary of The Walking Dead comics, his struggle to survive while creating his project.