THE WALKING DEAD: Comic Villain 'Negan' Looks Likely For The Show
During an interview with MTV about the latest issue of The Walking Dead comic, Robert Kirkman says that there's a 99% chance that the current -- and particularly nasty -- villain, Negan, will appear in the AMC tv series. Comic SPOILERS ahead..
The current Walking Dead comic arc features a "big bad" by the name of Negan, and he's...not a very nice man. In fact when we first meet him he's bashing fan-favorite character Glenn's brains out with a barbed wire-baseball bat he calls Lucille. The character has been accused of being a little cartoonish in his villainy, but has remained pretty popular despite the criticisms. Fans have wondered if Negan would serve as the tv show's next primary antagonist after The Governor, and although that seems unlikely, it's a safe bet he'll pop up at some point. Here's what Kirkman had to say to MTV about it.
MTV News: Getting back to Negan, [Producer] Scott Gimple has said he wants to get the character on the show eventually. You know, there is a guy AMC likes, who's just finishing up a run on a popular show on the network. Any chance you could snag Jon Hamm for the part?
Robert Kirkman: He's not tall enough! That's a joke. I think Jon Hamm would be perfect. I think after "Mad Men" has run, Jon Hamm is going to have a Tom Hanks level film career, so I don't think he'll be coming back to television anytime soon. Although that would be cool! As far as Negan casting goes, Scott and I are always talking about who we would put in that, it's definitely on our minds, and there are definitely a lot of candidates. But I wouldn't expect Negan too terribly soon, although he is definitely in the plan. It's a 99% lock that he's going to be in the show eventually, so be on the lookout for that.
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