Long before The Walking Dead announced that Jeffrey Dean Morgan would take up the bat as the iconic Negan, fans repeatedly questioned how any adaptation would do justice to the villain’s pottymouth. We got a taste with the Season 6 finale, along with promises a more accurate version would arrive on Blu-ray, and early word suggests the scene is every bit as vulgar as you hope.
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However frightening the new Walking Dead big bad might seem with this trusty bat Lucille, Negan’s weaponry has a serious upgrade in the latest look at Season 7. See for yourself, along with a possible glimpse at the character’s new look in the latest Season 7 photos.
Will characters from The Walking Dead Season 6 and prior appear in Season 7? You betcha! Will at least one of them die in the premiere? Probably! You might not know it from the first official round of Season 7 photos, however, which follow the trailer’s lead to reveal almost no one but Carol, Morgan and our new friend Ezekiel!
Long before Jeffrey Dean Morgan picked up the bat as The Walking Dead’s Negan, we knew AMC would reign in the foul-mouthed character’s language, occasionally allowing for alternate takes. Now, Morgan himself reveals that Season 7 makes regular use of “F-takes” to accommodate the character’s more colorful swears, but will we ever see them?
Apart from the Season 6 cliffhanger itself, The Walking Dead raises significant questions as to how Season 7 might release trailers and photos without spoiling Negan’s victim. We may have a frustrating first answer, as the first official photo from the new season looks a trifle familiar. Batter up!
We know (at least we hope) The Walking Dead will follow through on its promise to kill off a significant character in the Season 7 premiere, so why not promote four more? Yes, AMC’s flagship horror drama has now upped its count to 20 series regulars for Season 7, upgrading four Season 6 additions to main cast members.
The Walking Dead has only spent the span of a single scene with Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan, leading one to wonder how Season 7 might flesh out the character after such a skull-splitting entrance. Comic fans have an idea of which character ends up spending time with the new big bad, as showrunner Scott Gimple confirms Negan will develop a “strange respect” for someone on #TeamRick.
Long before The Walking Dead confirmed Negan to arrive with the Season 6 finale, fans touted suggestion after suggestion of actors perfectly suited to the bombastic role. Chief among them, perhaps, was music icon Henry Rollins, on whom Negan’s comic likeness was actually based, who now admits he’d actually auditioned for the role that Jeffrey Dean Morgan ultimately claimed.
Apart from The Walking Dead Season 6’s controversial finale denying us the identity of someone’s “Last Day on Earth,” comic fans of the AMC horror smash also missed out on one of the more horrific visuals ever to grace the series. Now, Greg Nicotero’s latest FX test could point the way to a certain batty end, and whoever it is looks to be taking it like a champ.
‘The Walking Dead’ brought a brutal Season 6 finale up to bat for its “Last Day on Earth,” but is the latest cliffhanger paving the way for a major fan exodus? Did anything about Negan’s arrival live up to the hype? Find out in our full review of tonight’s Season 6 finale hour!