There’s been a lot of new information on The Walking Dead television shows and some good news on the Rick Grimes moves too! The Walking Dead creator, Robert Kirkman, and producer, David Alpertbound recently held their own panel on all things Skybound and The Walking Dead. The duo updated fans on the status of several items, but most notably, they updated everyone on the status of the ‘Rick Grimes’ The Walking Dead movie.
The best news: Robert Kirkman said that, “I’m talking to Andrew Lincoln quite frequently.”
Originally announced by Scott Gimple after Lincoln’s departure from the show in November 2018. Since then, we haven’t heard much about the films. The film has been one of the best kept secrets of the past two years but fans are beginning to worry and speculate that the film, which will start Andrew Lincoln, may not happen.
“It’s very important to us that these movies are spectacular,” said Kirkman. “I think that to have Andrew Lincoln reprising his role as Rick Grimes is a very special thing and if we were to do these movies in any way that was in any way lackluster, I think would be a disservice to him, a disservice to the character of Rick Grimes, and a disservice to the fans.”
“We’re coming along in a big way. We’re just in this particular space where we have [to be patient],” said David Alpert. “We can’t shoot right now, so that’s just the big thing holding us back.”
“We are desperate to get back into production, and get everything going,” Alpert added, “but we have something really exciting, really unique, really different, and can’t wait to get it going. We just have to wait for it to be safe.”
It’s been a year since the teaser trailer the Rick Grimes movie was shown at San Diego Comic Con. Aside from someone on the production side occasionally saying that “we are working on a script”, there hasn’t been much information revealed on what the film is about and who will be in the film.
Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, believes that the delay, and now the pandemic, will actually help the film be even better. “There’s tons of stuff going on behind the scenes. I don’t want anyone to think that we’re just kind of waiting around for this pandemic to end,” Kirkman said. “I would say that, if anything, the pandemic is going to make a lot of movies better. I think the Rick Grimes movie chief among them, just because we’re getting a lot more time to cook this thing and make sure it’s perfect. But when things do quiet down, you guys are going to hear a ton more about this movie.”
You can watch the entire interview, along with several Skybound panels, in the video below.
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