The Walking Dead’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan is “still holding out” for Negan backstory movie. Morgan took to Twitter in response to a fan’s question to share his thoughts on the possibility of a film still happening.
Most likely, a Negan film would explore the character’s beginnings as a high school gym teacher and his path to becoming the baseball bat waving, Negan. Morgan hopes that there will still be a possible Negan movie:
“Well yeah. Not sure what the deal is with those films though,” Morgan wrote on Twitter when asked if he’d join Andrew Lincoln in The Walking Dead Rick Grimes films. “Waiting like you to hear about ole Ricky Grimes movie.”
“I have my own thing for POSSIBLE films,” Morgan added. “I’m still holding out for negan story… based on @RobertKirkman graphic novel. Id LOVE to film that. LOVE LOVE LOVE.”
Well yeah. Not sure what the deal is with those films though. Waiting like you to hear about ole Ricky Grimes movie. I have my own thing for POSSIBLE films. I’m still holding out for negan story… based on @RobertKirkman graphic novel. Id LOVE to film that. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) November 30, 2019
During a visit to the set of The Walking Dead, Morgan told ComicBook.com a Negan prequel “could be an exciting opportunity to tell that story.” Kirkman revealed Negan’s backstory outside the mainline Walking Dead comic book in a 16-part prequel miniseries later collected as Here’s Negan.
For Morgan, Negan’s story would best be told in a standalone film:
“Robert Kirkman has done a little bit of thought on the Negan pre-zombie apocalypse, and I would be more than happy to see that,” he told FANDOM in 2018. “I would like to take part in some filming of that. I think that would help explain this character a great deal. Because, unfortunately, the way things go with so many characters and storylines [on the show], we don’t see enough — and I think that that is needed, especially when you have a character like Negan.”
A recent poll conducted by The Walking Dead’s social media showed that fans are now rooting for Negan, instead of against him. As well, Season 10, which has given Negan much more attention than last year, is now the highest rated season in terms of what viewers think of and how they rate episodes.
Fans love Morgan’s character and The Walking Dead even put together a video compilation of every time Negan has cursed on the show.
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The Walking Dead Season 10 returns on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 9/8c on AMC with eight new episodes.