New ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 Photo Teases ‘All Out War’

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Entertainment Weekly has released a new image from the upcoming eighth season of AMC’s The Walking Dead, which features Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan). The image (see the full image below) seems to suggest that the two are ready for “All Out War,” a major storyline from Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comics which saw the people of Alexandria, the Hilltop and the Kingdom all come together to defeat Negan and his Saviors once and for all.

While speaking to EW, showrunner Scott M. Gimple teased the arrival of the storyline from the Image Comics series. Here is what he said:

“We have basically set the stage for All Out War. Negan’s said it, everybody has seen they’re in it. It will play out quickly and propulsively and attentively and will shift around the focus quite a bit between the different places and battlegrounds and characters and communities.”

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Gimple also reaffirmed that, after he spent the whole season grovelling to Negan last year, we will see the return of the old, more confident Rick this season:

“His swagger is definitely back, but it’s a measured swagger. It’s a focused swagger. He absolutely has it and you will see it in episode 1.”

The showrunner also promised that the Season 8 Premiere, which is also the series’ 100th episode, will be heavy on action and intensity:

“It’s really a lot happening simultaneously. We just want the audience to hold on to their seat as they’re thrown through this thing.”

The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee, Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier, Lennie James as Morgan Jones, Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa, Josh McDermitt as Eugene Porter, Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes, Ross Marquand as Aaron, Katelyn Nacon as Enid, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan, Tom Payne as Jesus, Austin Amelio as Dwight, Khary Payton as King Ezekial, Xander Berkeley as Gregory, Steven Ogg as Simon and Pollyanna McIntosh as Jadis.

AMC’s The Walking Dead returns for its eighth season this October. An exact release date is expected to be announced this weekend at San Diego Comic Con.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

10 Independent Comics Perfect For TV

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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! 

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