The Walking Dead has taken a lot of great moments from the comic books. But Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Negan, wishes that one moment would have made it that got overlooked.
Lucille, as The Walking Dead fans will know all too well, was the bard-wired baseball bat wielded by Negan. However, Negan no longer has the bat on the show.
So what moment in the comics did Morgan miss out on? Well it happens to be Lucille’s ‘death’.
In the comic books, Lucille stayed by Negan’s side a lot longer than it did in the series. In fact, Negan was still wielding Lucille by the time the Whisperers rolled around in the graphic texts. Negan uses Lucille to beat and bludgeon Beta (Ryan Hurst) but the bat breaks due to the force.
In the comic books, Negan ends up holding a heartfelt and emotional funeral for the bat, which effectively is the long-awaited goodbye to his late wife whom he named the bat after.
This is the moment that Morgan wanted to play out on-screen.
Speaking on the TWD panel at San Diego’s Comic-Con at Home 2020, Morgan said, “In the comic book when he loses Lucille, I missed that scene. We never got to do that scene. And I always loved it.”
Morgan added, “That kind of emotional…cause Lucille represents so much to him beyond a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire. And I always loved that. But we’ve moved so kind of far away from that at this point.”
It is still possible that we could see things play out on screen between Negan and Beta, when The Walking Dead Season 10 finale airs on October 4 at 8 p.m. Shoot, who’s to say that there isn’t an extra bat laying around somewhere too?
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