The Walking Dead: Jeffrey Dean Morgan Responds To Calls For Negan’s Death


Still reeling from the events of “Worth,” the penultimate episode of The Walking Dead season 8? We wouldn’t blame you.

As AMC’s adaptation of “All-Out War” nears its conclusion, and the Alexandrians and their allies gear up for one final battle against Negan and his gang of Saviors, The Walking Dead community has been left on tenterhooks ahead of Sunday’s all-important finale, “Wrath.”

Set to run a little longer than usual, speculation is rife that season 8 of The Walking Dead will end with Negan’s death – or, failing that, a number of major deaths that will completely overhaul the setup of AMC’s long-running zombie drama. Should that hold true, season 9 will likely become a different ball game entirely, as Rick Grimes and Co. adjust to a post-Negan world.

It’s not guaranteed, mind you, but while promoting his role alongside Dwayne Johnson and Naomie Harris in Rampage, Jeffrey Dean Morgan addressed the rumors head-on in his own particular, tongue-in-cheek way.

Via IGN:

And make no mistake, The Walking Dead‘s season finale is all set to deliver the goods. And plenty of death, it seems. Yes, at least according to outgoing showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Carl Grimes won’t be the only casualty of season 8. Not by a long shot…

We will see a resolution of the war. It might not be what people are expecting. It might not be what some of the characters even want. But it is a conclusion, and they have to deal with its aftermath. It is a war. There are casualties along the way, and it is incredibly tough business.

But it only shows just how deeply connected these characters are and how their fates are tied together, even if some of them don’t want them to be. I would never tell the audience that it was safe to exhale. It is a devastating world that these characters live in, but there is still beauty and hope.

Season 8 of The Walking Dead reaches its grand, bloody conclusion on Sunday, April 15th, and it’ll send Morgan Jones (Lennie James) on a one-way journey over to Fear The Walking Dead, AMC’s sibling series that is now on the verge of its historic fourth season.

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