The Walking Dead showrunner, Scott Gimple, in a recent interview with ComicBook.com, although Negan and Rick’s “philosophies are very different,” that the actions of the two characters are actually not all that different from each other.
“I think if we followed Negan we might even be in the same place that we are with Rick where we’re like, ‘Whoa. What you’re doing there seems like the behavior of a bad person.’ What’s interesting is, I think for Rick’s experience, he’s justified in what he’s been doing. The world has formed him this way and what he’s done has generally been a reaction to being threatened and trying to make sure that his people live. Things are getting greyer and greyer and greyer. But I think the things that Rick has done you can hold up against the things that Negan has done and it’s not a vast gulf between those two but the way that they operate is very different. Their philosophies are very different and that’s maybe where we see one person being the hero and one person being the villain.”
That’s certainly an interesting way to look at it. The Walking Dead has a lot of characters and most of them tend to operate in the grey areas, Rick being no different. However, it is the way Rick and Negan choose to react, along with their actions, that is able to distinguish them from one another.
What do you think? Do you believe Negan and Rick are more alike than previously thought? Do you think Rick’s ultimate goals make him more of a hero? Let us know in the comments below!
The Walking Dead will air new episodes on AMC in the fall of 2017.
10 Independent Comics Perfect For TV
I really don’t understand why so many great, independent comics are being ignored by Hollywood executives.
Marvel and DC dominated television in 2016 with the Arrowverse bringing the Legends of Tomorrow into the mix and Netflix adding both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage to their expanding list of original titles. Comic book films also did well in the box office last year, even if the critics weren’t always too happy, so it seems from an investment perspective comic book properties are still a good bet. Independent comics are full of characters and concepts that have the potential to become the next big thing. Fortunately, with Valiant’s recent announcement of an online Ninjak series and FX finally naming a show runner for their Y:The Last Man adaptation, it seems comic fans have a lot to look forward to in the years ahead.
Here’s a list of 10 more comics ripe for the silver screen. Click Next to start!