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    Quote Originally Posted by Alysheba View Post
    On Carl, man I so love him now. When he was younger not so much. After seeing him on 'The Talking Dead' he is such a great kid. Humble.
    That was the impression I got, too. At one point, during the season at the prison, I was thinking that they were going to turn him into some kind of psycho (the scene where he shot someone in cold blood). But it looks like is more of a mini Rick.
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    Warning: This story contains spoilers from The Walking Dead comic book series.

    'Walking Dead' Casts Major Comics Villain Negan

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    Jeffrey Dean Morgan ('The Good Wife,' 'Watchmen') will take on the iconic role from Robert Kirkman's comic series.
    [Warning: This story contains spoilers from The Walking Deadcomic book series.]
    Following an extensive casting search, AMC's The Walking Deadhas found its next major villain.
    Jeffrey Dean Morgan has been tapped to take on the iconic role of Negan, the f-bomb-dropping dastardly character from Robert Kirkman's comic series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.


    The character, who sources say will first arrive in the season six finale directed by Greg Nicotero, is the violent leader of a group known as The Saviors who use force and intimidation to subjugate other communities — including Alexandria. Negan first appears in the landmark 100th issue when he crosses paths with Rick Grimes, who had been vocal about bringing down the man who takes half the community's supplies in exchange for "protection" from walkers. By comparison, Negan makes David Morrissey's The Governor look like a fluffy bunny.
    Negan — who went through the casting process under the name of "Orin" — has become the primary villain in the comic series since he shockingly killed Glenn with "Lucille," a baseball bat covered in barbed wire that he carries with him at all times. He's still alive as of issue 145. Morgan will first join the series as a guest star before being promoted to series regular for season seven. Morgan was one of multiple actors (including Timothy Olyphant, Matt Dillon and Garret Dillahunt, among others) who were considered at some point for the role. Production on the season six finale begins this week in Atlanta.
    Adding Negan into the mix comes as no surprise. Star Andrew Lincoln (Rick) told THR last season that "there are astonishingly brilliant and thrilling characters that I am convinced we would be idiots not to meet in our journey; I would be very surprised if we don't see Negan on the horizon in the not-too-distant future."

    "What struck me, that I've always been excited about, is we're coming into the sixth season of this show ... and it's the medieval part of The Walking Dead comic, where you realize that there are these isolated communities but don't really know other ones exist," Lincoln said. "But they're all building and forming themselves with their own image. And then there's a clash of those communities. That, to me, is really interesting and when it gets really exciting with all the action. It turns into this insane, near-apocalyptic landscape that we've never seen before. That is almost a reimagining and a restart for society and humanity. And that is such a rich thing to tell."
    Speculation that Negan would appear in season six resurfaced after Luck alum Tom Payne was cast as comics character Paul Monroe, aka "Jesus," who eventually becomes a key member of the Alexandria community ahead of the war against The Saviors and Negan.
    Showrunner Scott M. Gimple previously told THR that introducing Negan would be "challenging," especially given the character's penchant for f-bombs. "There's a particular story in that arc that I'm very excited for. But because we know where we're going, we have some opportunities to play around with it and put some things in that will lead up to [Negan and Alexandria] in different ways yet fulfill the story Robert told to the Nth degree by utilizing some slightly different approaches. Lineups and timelines and the whole nine yards."
    READ MORE'Walking Dead': Does Comics Villain Negan Appear in the Season 5 Trailer?
    AMC's Walking Dead has repeatedly teased the character's introduction with a scene in the season five trailerdepicting a member of the Terminus community poised to take a swing at Glenn's (Steven Yeun) head with a baseball bat. The beloved character also has been seen from time to time utilizing a baseball bat as a weapon, most recently during season five when the series visited Noah's (Tyler James Williams) home.

    Furthermore, part of the backlash against Glenn's apparent "death" comes from diehard comics fans upset that the series would "remix" Negan's first appearance and Glenn's ultimate demise in one of, if not the most defining moment of the comics.


    "That's one of those questions that any way that I answer could spoil five different parts of the story," Gimpletold THR when asked why the series may potentially have killed Glenn off vs. having it come via Negan. "But I hope to show you. We will be showing it. You will be learning the answer to that question as you watch. If I were to answer it now, I would wind up revealing all sorts of stuff from different directions. The lame way of saying it is: You'll have to see."

    For Morgan, the Walking Dead role marks his latest small-screen gig. The actor, currently a series regular on CBS' critical darling The Good Wife, previously starred on season two of the network's Halle Berry dramaExtant. Before that, he toplined two seasons of Starz's Magic City and had a memorable arc on ABC's Grey's Anatomy. On the film side, Morgan is no stranger to comic book adaptations and will play Thomas Wayne in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He also starred in Alan Moore's graphic novel take Watchmen. Morgan is repped by UTA, Rob Gomez Management and Bloom Hergott.


    'Walking Dead' Negan Jeffrey Dean Morgan - Hollywood Reporter
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    JDM? Really, no way, he has the sweetest smile. He's too adorable for this role.

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    I feel sorry for the kid because I will always hate him.

    My new favorite character. I love me some Jeffery Dean Morgan.
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    I think it might actually work better with Garrett D., like others mentioned. He's not brawny but I can see him being psycho scary. JDM? Not really, but he is a great actor so who am I to say he can't do it. I just know I loved the first half of compendium 3 of the comics...I'm into the second half and not liking it too much, but I had a reading binge today and had to take a break.
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    Jeffrey Dean Morgan is as good an actor as Garrett Dillahunt and is a very good physical match for the comic book character.

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    Yes, I would agree with that.


    ETA: Am I the only one who thinks Tara is sexy? Hubby just can't understand it at all.
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    Omg... Tim Olyphant would have been a great choice too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LastLook View Post
    Yes, I would agree with that.


    ETA: Am I the only one who thinks Tara is sexy? Hubby just can't understand it at all.
    I think Tara is very cute - she actually reminds me a little of my daughter. I thought the surprise lesbian twist was interesting considering that Alanna Masterson (Tara) is a Scientologist.

    Quote Originally Posted by BeantownBitch View Post
    Omg... Tim Olyphant would have been a great choice too!
    Olyphant is a really good, charismatic actor. But Olyphant is kind of compact and slim while Negan's physique and demeanor is burly and brutish.

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    Part of me is elated because, hello, JDM. But the other part is pissed because I know I'm going to hate him at least a little after this. Much like I can't watch denzel after seeing him in Training Day

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    Well, he could buff up a bit. LOL.

    Yeah, he is going to be a badass. I'm looking forward to negan.

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    I love a super bad guy. Maybe it will make me miss Shane less.
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    I think TO is an awesome choice! He has that psycho-brimming-just-under-the surface thing.

    Mohandas, I thought the lesbian story was interesting, too, because I know that Alanna Masterson is a scientologist. Surely Tom didn't sign off on that! I like her even more for it, though. Probably ruffled some feathers. I would do her if I was single! Hubby acts like I have weird taste.

    It's funny, as horrible as Negan is, as I'm reading compendium 3 I have this weird thing where I don't want him to get killed (at least unless it was Maggie or Rick to do it). I find him funny in a demented disgusting way I don't even want to acknowledge! Also, I haven't gotten through the entire book, but I have been struck by what a dumbass I thought Rick was many times. I can't complain too much, though, I love this stuff.
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    Great episode last night. Anyone thinking what I'm thinking about the distress call at the end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gas_chick View Post
    Great episode last night. Anyone thinking what I'm thinking about the distress call at the end?
    Yes, that apparently was considered a big reveal by a bunch of people.

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