Two hours of zombie talk greeted fans at Comic-Con Friday afternoon when The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead held back to back panels spilling secrets but not THAT Negan secret about their respective new seasons.“Were not going to speak about it, ” star Andrew Lincoln explained early on in the chat about totally dodging the “Who does Negan kill? ” Walking Dead topic. “Its a really shitty start to the season but hang in there were heading toward the greatest showdown since Terminus.”
That surely got the giant Hall H crowd pumped.
New trailer for ‘Fear the Walking Dead’
First up was Fear the Walking Dead , which showed fans a new trailer that sets to rest any hope that Nick( Frank Dillane) joined up with his family in the last seconds when the reveal left off. Instead, he’s on his own roam through Mexico( we ensure a sign that tells “Tijuana – 100 miles”) and it’s clear things are not going all that great.
New character: Luciana
There will be a new character on Fear this season: Luciana( Danay Garcia ). In the trailer footage, she is find meeting up with Nick, and during the panel she teased, “[ Nick] arrives outside Tijuana …[ my own group] doesn’t have the same belief system as Celia, but they do ensure the dead as the next step , not a bad thing. The two of them[ Nick and Luciana] form a bond.”
Many fans were astounded in the Fear finale when Travis( Cliff Curtis) leaves Madison( Kim Dickens) to go be with his spiraling son, Christopher( Lorenzo James Henrie ). But don’t underestimate the new version of Travis fans are going to see this season. “Travis is very attached to his idea of honor, ” Curtis shared. “I think we’re go to some things that shock our audience[ of] what he’s capable of. He’s a badass dad.”
Kim Dickens opened up about how her character has changed in the wake of locking Celia in with the dead. “When I read the script it shocked me that that happened, ” she shared. “It felt like something surmount her.” Expect more moments like this when Fear returns.
Who is Negan’s victim?
When it came time for Walking Dead , of course the big question for everyone was who the @8$% is Negan’s victim? The panel get potential teases out of the way at the start, with the showrunners noting they weren’t going to talk about it at all to preserve the mystery go Oct. 23, when Walking Dead will return for eight episodes, followed by eight more installments in 2017.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan has ‘too much fun’
But clearly no one told that to Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who entered the panel with a bat while reciting Negan’s already-infamous monologue that shut out the season. “Can I merely point out, hes having way too much fun, ” Lincoln cracked. Morgan noted that the fan response to him walking around on the street since the episode aired has been like nothing he’s ever experienced before.
Cheers for King Ezekiel
Comic book fans were psyched to see the first trailer footage of Season 7. Viewers got their first glimpse of The Kingdom the place from which the armored men who meet up with Carol and Morgan are from, as well as new character King Ezekiel, who inspired huge cheers from the crowd during his brief trailer appearance.
‘B’S during the apocalypse
Another buzzy moment from the members of the commission came thanks to a fan topic about the reaction to Rick and Michonne’s new relationship. In response to wondering if there had been backlash to their relationship, Walking Dead writer Scott Gimple shared, in part, “I wasnt aware it would have the impact it did. I believe one of the things we fantasize about in the apocalypse is the bs falls away. Everyone is judged by who they are.”
‘Worth the wait’
The crew may not have teased specifics, but they were down to talk Season 7 up. “Its absolutely worth the wait, ” Robert Kirkman promised. “It’s a fantastic premiere to a fantastic season. You guys are going to love it.”
This isn’t a spoiler about the reveal, but the true highlighting of the panel was the ongoing bromance between Lincoln and Norman Reedus. After Reedus recounted his prank stuffing glitter in the AC of Lincoln’s car( evidence ), Lincoln had his revenge, blowing a bunch of glitter he had hidden away in his hand during the panel in Reedus’ face….except a majority of it got stuck in Lincoln’s beard.
Good thing this wasn’t the duo’s strategy to get away from The Saviors.
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Fear the Walking Dead returns Aug. 21; The Walking Dead reaches Oct. 23.