It’s been a long summer hiatus, and for The Walking Dead fans, the wait isn’t even close to over (pauses for snarky comments from Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, and Sherlock fans). Before I go on, let me just say that I’m going to get into some spoilers so this is your last chance to turn back if you aren’t caught up.
Last season of The Walking Dead ended on a crazy cliffhanger, with the group finally meeting the infamous Negan face-to-face, and one member of Rick’s group meeting the horrifying kiss of Negan’s bat, Lucille. The internet has been buzzing since that episode aired, trying to guess who met their bitter end. We still have no idea, but we have been given a bit of a gift from the gods at AMC: the first poster for season 7 that also gets you excited for the show’s presence at San Diego Comic Con. Here it is:
I know, I know. It reveals literally nothing to us apart from reminding us that WE STILL DON’T KNOW WHO DIES, but it definitely ups the hype for the show’s return.
If you’re going to be at Comic Con this year, you can see the Walking Dead panel in Hall H on Friday at 1pm. It’ll be worth the Hall H line, because they’ll be releasing the first trailer for season 7 at the panel. No word on when it will be widely released, but we can assume it won’t be long after the panel. And if you want a creepy keepsake from the con, you can also stop by the show’s booth, #4237, to get a picture of yourself in Negan’s lineup.
Of course, we won’t officially know who dies until the show’s return in October. I got a chance to see Jeffrey Dean Morgan at Denver Comic Con this year, and he assured us that while the season premiere makes the summer hiatus wait worth the wait, we’re definitely going to be gutted when we figure out who Negan kills. Does that mean Glenn’s luck has finally run out? Do we need to get ready to riot over Daryl’s death? Does Michonne finding herself in a happy relationship mean that she’s now doomed? October can’t get here soon enough, right?
As for Negan’s continued presence on the show, he was just promoted to series regular. While his increased role in the show makes total sense if you know his story arc in the comics, it may be a bit of a bummer to some of you hoping he would be “handled” as quickly as Terminus was. Looks like even Rambo Carol can’t get the team out of this scrape–at least not yet. From what Morgan told us at Denver Comic Con, things get crazy this season on The Walking Dead. “I laugh a lot on,” he told us, “Which in turn makes Andy Lincoln mad, which makes me laugh more.” Anything that makes Negan laugh that much can’t be a good sign for Team Rick.
What do you think of the poster? Who do you think Negan killed? Will you be at The Walking Dead panel this year at Comic Con? Let’s talk about it in the comments!
Image credit: AMC