Thankfully, a TON of you loved the Negan casting announcement. But what did someone closer to the show think? IGN recently sat down with Norman Reedus to discuss the infamous role along with some juicy rumors.
IGN: We do have that small cliffhanger moment where we hear “help” on the walkie talkie. Is that supposed to be —
REEDUS: It’s not Glenn! Don’t ask me! It’s not Glenn! [laughs]
IGN: I was trying to puzzle out whose voice it is, and I figured you could just set the record straight.
REEDUS: Yeah, people keep asking me. I’m like, “No!” I mean, I was in the episode when that happened on the dumpster. [pauses] Like, I’m in that episode, and when that episode stops, I turned off the TV and I paced around the room like, “I can’t believe that just happened.” I mean, I was upset, and we filmed that a long time ago and I was still upset. You see what you see and you make your own decisions. He’s such a beloved character that people may hope things, but that’s what we’re doing. We’re making that. It just makes we’re doing a good job. Just wait. Everything from here on in is an “I just lost my mind” moment on this show. I mean, we’re flying down the road right now. We’re doing about 120 [mph].
IGN: What are your thoughts on (Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s) casting for this iconic character?
REEDUS: It’s a big deal. It’s a really big deal. I can say that I’ve known Jeffrey for 15 years. He has his own style, his own flavor, and he’s such a talented actor and has his own personality that whatever he does he brings to and he hits it out of the park. The thing about casting characters for this show is they can’t just be a good actor. They need to fit here in this world with us making this show, they have to come to Georgia, they have to fit in this machine. That’s on a character level, that’s on a personality level, that’s on a work ethic level — they have to fit. Knowing Jeffrey, he fits perfectly, and I think that he will knock this role right out of the park.
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If it isn’t Glenn, then maybe it’s Nicholas…
Does Nicholas’ brain have a superhuman healing factor I don’t know about?
Came back like Lori… ghost?
No kidding, Negan knocks it out of the park 😉
time line works out to be Rick just after shooting the W’s and before the walkers start surrounding the RV he makes a call on the walkie. Remember TWD appears to like the yo-yo timeline thing so what we will see is how Rick gets out of the RV situation and to the gate at Alexandria.
I think it was the guy and girl that stole Daryl’s bike and crossbow on the walkie. They got into some shit and are desperate so they answered Daryl’s walkie when they heard someone on the other end.
I think it might be Jesus (though I hope he wouldn’t sound that weak). Jesus was likely watching Glenn, came in and saved him by creating some form of distraction. This is how Jesus is introduced. Or likely not.
I like your theory. Sounds interest. Now, I’m going to go stalk anything with the Jesus actor in it just to compare the voice.
I”ve been thinking this for a while now. Its not really how I would like to see Jesus introduced but whatever I guess. At this point I’d rather just see Glenn be dead and gone. I don’t hate him or the actor, in fact I think they’re great but I’ve just come to grips with it and now they’re going to bring him back?
It’s probably the guy who took Daryl’s crossbow and Motorcycle. They have Daryl’s bag, which has his walkie, so maybe they got in a tight stop with their old group and realized they should have went with him. I feel like they just want us to think it’s Glenn. After all this BS he better not just be dead and all this secrecy was for jokes.
The timeline is pretty skewed at this point. We got to set the stage for the “No Way Out” arc. My money is on it being Eugene (sounded like him) on the walkie when the wall gives way and walkers flood into the ASZ.