Imagine if you will a world like ours. A world where there is no pollution and no crowds. Sure it’s because most of the population has been killed off but that’s not a problem hey? Oh did I mention the massive mutated animals that roam the landscapes eating folk? Yeah probably not every ones holiday destination but it is the basis of the new graphic novel from Image.
The Walking Dead Goes to Comic-Con 2o12:
The Walking Dead has some very talented makeup effects artists. Every episode of that show has had moments that were almost too realistic and gruesome even for me, a seasoned zombie lover. Greg Nicotero, co-founder of KNB EFX, is one of the reasons I love the Walking Dead. According to FearNet, Nicotero and his KNB teammates will be sharing their delightful talent with the San Diego Comic-Con this year! Comic-Con, as I am sure you already know, is going to have “The Walking Dead Escape: San Diego” where zombie fans can be a survivor, a walker, or a spectator. KNB EFX and Nicotero are going to be providing the zombies!
I first heard about the Walking Dead Escape about a month ago, and I have been furious ever since because I will not be there! It does make for some pretty amazing daydreams, though. And now, I can add to those glorious fantasies the graphically gross flesh-biting walkers that will sure litter this obstacle course.
A Strange Addition to Season 3:
According to Left Hand Horror, Merle Dixon, Daryl’s brother, will be joining the cast in Season 3. We know that in Season 1, Merle was left handcuffed to the roof of a building, and when Rick and the group went back to get him, he was gone. Merle had cut his hand off to escape the handcuffs before he became zombie food, and cauterised the wound with a bunsen burner. Merle will possibly be joining the governor while the group gets to the prison.
The Walking Dead – The Official Magazine:
Can’t keep up with all of the Walking Dead news? Never fear, the Walking Dead magazine is here! According to FearNet, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman calls the magazine “your one stop destination for all the news pertaining to the comic, TV show, video game, toys, games, and whatever else exists in the ever-expanding Walking Dead universe!”.
The magazine will debut on Newsstands and at specialty comic book stores on October 23rd.
For more on subscriptions and information, click here.
Fans of the Walking Dead are all anxiously awaiting the premiere of the governor, played by David Morrissey. The character, in the comics, leads a survivor settlement called the Woodbury. It is a toss-up, which character fans are looking more forward to seeing in Season 3: Michonne or the Governor. Looking at Collider, Robert Kirkman said this about bringing the Governor to the small screen: “Seeing The Walking Dead come to life on AMC has been a real thrill for me, obviously, and moving into Season 3 I’m even more excited than ever because now I feel like we’re really getting to ‘the good stuff. Having The Governor in the mix is going to fundamentally change the show in all kinds of awesome and exiting ways. And David Morrissey totally rocks!”. Kirkman also says that the Governor’s character will not be watered down for television, so for fans of the comics not to worry.
The Walking Dead Video Game:
The Walking Dead has been adapted into a video game. Episode 1 of the 5-Episode series of games is already out. Episode 2 “Starved for Help” became available June 29th. According to FearNet the episodes of The Walking Dead video game are available through the Xbox live as DLC for 400 Microsoft points. For more information, visit Telltale’s Website.
Behind the Scenes:
AMC’s new video blog post has an inside look at behind-the-scenes material for The Walking Dead. Check it out:
The Walking Dead will premiere Season 3 this October. AMC will have a Season 3 preview on July 7-8th.
In an interview with Assignment X, writer/producer/creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman said that season 3 is “going to be awesome” – real shocker there. Showrunner Glen Mazzara tweeted that Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene) has been upgraded to a regular character on the show! This by no means ensures her survival, but we’ll see how valuable she is to the group. Lord knows they need some chicks in the group who are worth a damn. And I bet Steven Yeun is happy…
New York Magazine recently asked the question which AMC drama’s kid has the worst parents? When evaluating Carl Grimes, they said this: “The minute there’s not enough attention paid to Carl, someone ends up dead.” We have said this in many different reviews of ours. We’ve begged the questions “Where the hell are his parents? Does Carl even have a room? Why won’t Carl stop stealing guns and taunting walkers?” I think that it is safe to say, Lori and Rick are not parents of the year. [Editor’s Note – I gotta throw a vote for Betty Draper in there for worst mother…]
As he repeats throughout his interview with Newsbeat reporter Steve Holden, David Morrissey is “very excited!” about being The Walking Dead‘s new Governor.
Check out the clip:
David Morrissey was not one of the two actors we were lead to believe were the options for this prestigious role (The original battle for Governor article). I don’t know much about David Morrissey, which makes me both nervous and very intrigued. (I would refer to him by his last name, but one of my favorite musicians happens to share the last name.) I am seeing a lot of excitement on message boards, and I am looking forward to season 3. As is said in the video of the interview, The Walking Dead has such a large fan following (9 million viewers watched the Season 2 finale) that the new Governor better bring his A game. No one wants 9 million people pissed off at them.
I have yet to hear a single reader of the Walking Dead comics say “the show is so much better than the comics!” In fact, I presume it will never happen. Fans of the comics must be objective when watching the show, due to the dozens of important differences. During the season 2 finale, I could practically hear the sigh of relief sweeping over those watching when they saw the introduction of Michonne.
This is huge for the show! Michonne is arguably one of the comic’s best characters. Mutantstarr has given us the origin story of Michonne on their website. Check it out:
Looks like we are in for a very exciting season 3! Here is a look ahead to season 3 video from the cast and crew on AMC’s website.
For those of you wondering which actor is going to be playing that sicko bastard The Governor in the Walking Dead TV series, then wonder no more as he has been cast!
David Morrissey has most recently been in the movies Centurion and the Jason Statham cop thriller Blitz. Morrisey also has quite an extensive TV career, but nothing of which I’ve heard of, but feel free to check out his resume’ at IMDB.
For those of you not familiar with the good ole’ Governor, he is the leader of another group of zombie survivors in the town of Woodbury. Now this guy is completely freakin’ nuts. Reading the issues of Walking Dead with him in it were some of the most sadistic and gruesome things I’ve read in comics. Of course now a bunch of comics follow suit with the gruesomness in The Walking Dead, but at the time there wasn’t a whole lot besides The Punisher MAX and maybe Preacher that were as graphic as the Governor issues. Just know that this guy will most definitely change the face of the show if they even remotely stick to the comics. Lord knows they’ve taken plenty of liberties with the show thus far not having it follow the comics exactly, and I agree that the show is better of for it.
I’m not the biggest fan of the Walking Dead TV series, but I may have to jump back on board just to see how they handle a lot of scenes with the Governor and what kind of spirit that David Morrissey brings to the role. I’d love to see the picture below play out on screen.
Season two, which we are currently in, will be a total of 13 episodes when all is said and done. Season two will return on February 12. Season three will be split up into two parts, just as season two was.
This detail surfaced during an interview that Glen Mazarra did with the Television Critics Association Winter press tour. The season 2 premiere proposal that we mentioned before was brought up during this interview as well, and Mazarra was asked about Frank Darabont’s turned down genius idea. Mazarra basically stated that it was one of many ideas that were brought up in the writers’ room and that the idea felt like a stall. Mazarra said that they just wanted to get to the characters.
The Walking Dead season 2 will continue on Sunday, February 12th at 9:00pm.
RECAP: In the beginning of this premiere episode “What Lies Ahead”, the clan begins heading towards Fort Bennett. Since we already know that most of Season two will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, I assume that is where Fort Bennett is. The group has split up and are taking separate vehicles.
On their way, they come across a vast area of abandoned vehicles, a “graveyard” if you will, and the RV breaks down. The group goes through the vehicles, all the while trying to keep a lookout for the walking dead. Once a zombie is spotted, Rick notices that there are dozens of them coming towards the area where they broke down. The group quickly runs underneath nearby vehicles for protection. May I just take this time to say that the makeup/effects team has clearly reached their very highest potential. I cannot believe how realistic and terrifying these things look.
During this, Andrea gets attacked in the bathroom of the RV, but manages to not only refrain from getting bitten, but manages to kill a walker with a screwdriver… to his eye. T-Dog cut himself on one of the cars, dripping blood everywhere. Although zombies were obviously attracted by this, Daryl throws a dead body on top of himself and T-Dog, and this keeps them from attacking. Sadly, little Sophia is chased by walkers into the woods. Rick tells her exactly where to head for, and he kills the two walkers.
I am sure you remember Shane’s mishap with Lori in Season 1. When Shane and Lori are alone, Shane tells her that he is going to be veering from the group. He is fixing himself up a new ride, and he is leaving the pack.
When Rick and Daryl are in the woods looking for Sophia, they find a walker with skin caught in his teeth. Daryl opens his stomach with a knife and they dive in. They gut him. I have to say that this part made me slightly nauseous. It was the most disgusting thing I think I have ever seen… and I have seen some pretty gnarly stuff. As it turns out, it was a Woodchuck.
Against her wishes, Andrea’s gun was taken by Dale. He said he was not comfortable with her having it, and frankly, I understand why. When I first saw her working on her gun in the RV, I figured she was going to kill herself, since that was what she was going to do at the CDC last season.
As the air date rapidly approaches, AMC’s The Walking Dead season two is becoming one of the most anticipated shows of the fall. In my opinion, October 16 could NOT come fast enough!
First things first: The Walking Dead has a new head-honcho. Ex-executive producer and writer Frank Darabont has left the show, leaving Glen Mazzara as the new hefe, and Robert Kirkman remains the executive producer. Some thought that Darabont’s leaving might hurt the show, and there were a lot of rumors that budget cuts would also take away from the entertainment value. However, according to The Hollywood Reporter, if the first two episodes of season two are any indication of the show’s success, the fans should not worry. THR says that the show will continue its authentic story-driven thrill and zombified horror.
Second things second: The Walking Dead has websiodes online! The Walking Dead: Torn Apart – A six episode series is available now at AMC or on YouTube. The webisodes explore Hannah the bicycle girl, and her struggle through the apocalypse. (She is the torn apart zombie Rick Grimes discovered in halves during the first episode*)
Thirdly: There is a new trailer out for The Walking Dead Season Two in which they introduce a church. It looks as if some of the survivors–or all of them possibly–are beginning to lose faith. Also, some of them ponder slipping away from the pack. “Let’s split up” are usually someone’s last words in a horror film, so I really hope that does not happen.
Cuatro: The Walking Dead executive producer Marazza says that the majority of Season two will take place in Hershel’s Farm, a familiar location in the comics. He also said, according to MTV news, that to make this show work and keep it going, we have to assume the zombies are winning. I feel like that is pretty easy to do, considering how many survivors we know about versus how many zombies in hoards we have seen. Marazza also said he is dying to introduce the governor into the show, but that he was not a part of the Hershel storyline. It was not made clear whether he will be introduced into this season or not.
If all of that doesn’t make you excited for The Walking Dead Season Two, I don’t know what would. This looks like a dangerous, thrilling, and gory season on the horizon!