Michael Rooker Thinks Merle Was Killed Off ‘The Walking Dead’ Because AMC Is “Cheap”

Michael Rooker reflected on the behind-the-scenes reason for Merle’s death on AMC’s The Walking Dead.

After making a relatively brief but memorable appearance in the first season of The Walking Walking, Michael Rooker’s Merle Dixon did not resurface until the third season of the AMC season. While Michael Rooker’s Merle Dixon initially served as the right-hand man of the villainous Governor for most of The Walking Dead’s third season, Merle was ultimately killed by the villain after turning on the Woodbury leader.

During a recent appearance as Wales Comic-Con, Michael Rooker was asked if he preferred Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy, in which he portrayed Yondu, or AMC’s The Walking Dead. While Michael Rooker did not choose between the two, The Walking Dead alum did not that he made more money on the Marvel Studios’ film and revealed that he suspects Merle was killed off because AMC was too “cheap” to pay him for an additional season:

“I don’t prefer either. I made more money on Guardians. Walking Dead, they were cheap. AMC was very cheap. That’s probably why they killed me off, because they knew I was gonna get more money the next season.”

Would you have enjoyed seeing more of Michael Rooker on AMC’s The Walking Dead? Did you like Michael Rooker’s character? Let us know what you think Michael Rooker’s comments regarding AMC below!

Here is the official synopsis for The Walking Dead season 10:

A few months after the end of Season 9, the collected communities are still dealing with the after effects of Alpha’s horrific display of power, reluctantly respecting the new border imposed on them, all while organizing themselves into a militia-style fighting force, preparing for a battle that may be unavoidable.

The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Khary Payton, Cooper Andrews, Callan McAuliffe, Nadia Hilker, Eleanor Matsuura, Lauren Ridloff, Cailey Fleming, Cassady McClincy, Ryan Hurst, and Samantha Morton as Alpha.

The Walking Dead season 10 will resume on February 23, 2020, on AMC.

Source: ComicBook.com

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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