Kevin Durand Being Considered For Negan Role On The Walking Dead

kevin-durand-negan-the-walking-deadAccording to Nuke The Fridge, on a recent conference call with actor Kevin Durand from FX Networks’ The Strain, the actor revealed that he’s been approached to play a character known as Negan in AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Durand is quoted as saying, “I’ve had a lot of people with The Walking Dead talk to me, mentioned that they see me for a character named ‘Negan,’ but I haven’t read the comic.”

As most of you know, Negan is the latest villain to be introduced in Issue 100 of the hit comic book series The Walking Dead. Negan is the…well, vocal, leader of a hardened group of men known as “The Saviors”.

The big question remains: how accurate is this information? One would think that if Durand was an actual candidate (no LOST pun intended) to play Negan, he wouldn’t go around telling everyone about it. Also, with this latest casting news, it’s safe to say that Negan would be showing up until at least the finale of Season 5, or early-on in Season 6.

Do you think Kevin Durand would make a good Negan? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below!

Seth Gilliam Confirmed by AMC as Father Gabriel Stokes in Season 5

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As if you needed any more confirmation, AMC has “officially announced” Seth Gilliam will be playing Father Gabriel Stokes in Season 5 of The Walking Dead.

SHOCKER! For all the news pertaining to Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, check out some of our past coverage:

New Photo of Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes

Seth Gilliam Dressed as Father Gabriel Spotted on Set

‘Father Gabriel’ Seen on Set Filming Car Chase Scenes

Say Hello To The Alexandria Safe Zone!

Well this is a mega bummer for those of us in the North East who thought The Walking Dead might start filming in Virginia once the storyline moved closer to Washington D.C. It appears that The Walking Dead will continue to film in Georgia, even when the storyline is supposedly taking place in Alexandria, Virginia.

As most fans of The Walking Dead know, Rick and company arrive at The Alexandria Safe Zone after the Hunters (e.g. the cannibals) story arc is complete. The Alexandria Safe-Zone is a few blocks of cleared streets in Alexandria, Virginia, about six miles from Washington, D.C. The area runs on an isolated power grid and was put together by the government in case of a major disaster. There are under 60 residents of the Safe-Zone before Rick Grimes’ group arrived, and with their inclusion there are “over sixty” residents.

According to The Spoiling Dead Fans, ground is being broken to erect a 15 ft wall around a set of row houses in Senoia, Georgia. Production should start filming around September, and over the course of the next two years.

This means that it’s likely we will see the Alexandria Safe Zone in the second half of Season 5, if everything goes according to plan. It also sounds like the story will be heavily focused around the Safe Zone for at least a couple seasons. It’s likely to stay in the Safe Zone for a period of time, as the comic book is currently set within the Alexandria Safe Zone, as well as surrounding communities.

What are your thoughts regarding the Alexandria Safe Zone showing up in Season 5? Too soon or perfect timing? Sound off with your thoughts below!

Check out the photos of the rumored site for the Alexandria Safe Zone below:

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Walking Dead Cast Member Dead? Rumored ‘Death Dinner’ Happening

The Walking Dead Original Cast MembersWe received some intel from our TWD Insider “Sophia’s Babydoll” that a possible Walking Dead ‘death dinner’ may be happening soon! At around 7PM EST, our insider reported that Jon Bernthal (aka Shane Walsh) and Jeffrey DeMunn (aka Dale Horvath) from Season 1 and 2 of The Walking Dead were spotted on set in Atlanta.

As most of you know, ‘death dinners’ are that special event that occurs when one of the main cast members get killed off The Walking Dead. Most of the time, old cast members will return to the set to participate in the festivities. Is it possible that Bernthal and DeMunn are back in town for a death dinner? It would make sense for Bernthal and DeMunn to return only if one of the original cast members that they filmed with was getting killed off the series. At this point, that only leaves Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Melissa McBride (Carol), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) or Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes). It’s also possible it could be for Emily Kinney (Beth Greene) or Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), but it’s unlikely that they would show up for them.

The only other reasonable explanation is that they’re filming a flashback sequence. We figure this is highly unlikely, as we’re not exactly sure what flashback would be incorporated into Season 5 that would involve both Dale and Shane. Additionally, Jeffrey DeMunn left The Walking Dead on not so great terms – as he requested to be killed off the series after AMC’s falling out with his longtime friend and Season 1/2 show runner Frank Darabont was canned because of “creative differences.”

It’s also possible that they’re there to support other actors who are currently filming. Who knows at this point!

The Walking Dead spoiler site, The Spoiling Dead Fans, are reporting Norman Reedus and possibly Emily Kinney are on set. Evidently Norman and Melissa are both on set and in full costume. If it’s a death scene for Carol or Daryl, it would only be appropriate that they die in each other’s arms – obviously. They also reported a large tarp being hung and informed fans that they would not be able to watching filming this evening.

**UPDATE: Photo of tarp on set from local Jessica Henderson

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***UPDATE: The actual death dinner may not actually be occurring tonight, as it sounds like Daryl and Carol are filming this evening.

What are your thoughts? Death dinner or possible flashback scene? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.

The Walking Dead: Glenn Isn’t Dead? We Told You So!

Remember all those Glenn death rumors floating around awhile back? Well, it turns out they weren’t true. A few weeks ago, rumors were circling by The Spoiling Dead Fans that Glenn (Steven Yeun) had shot his death scene – which started a media frenzy. We, at TWD Enthusiasts, had received intel from our own insider familiar with the show’s filming schedule that this was 100% not true.

Steven Yeun has been scene on set, in costume and filming since these rumors starting circling. So they’re either filming Season 5 out of order (which rarely happens), or Glenn didn’t actually film his death scene.

Rumors are a dirty, nasty thing. ;)

You can check out the photos of Glenn on set courtesy of The Spoiling Dead Fans:

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New Photo of Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes

We just received this sweet photo from the set of The Walking Dead showing Seth Gilliam dressed in full priest attire. This is likely the best photo we’ve seen of Gilliam dressed as Father Gabriel Stokes for his upcoming role in Season 5 of The Walking Dead.

As many of you already know, Gilliam was rumored to be playing Father Gabriel in this upcoming season, after Beth Greene was mysteriously kidnapped by a car donning a white cross. Fans quickly speculated that Father Gabriel would be introduced into Season 5 of the show and were patiently awaiting photos to confirm this. Well, your confirmation is below:

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[photo courtesy of Alexander C.]

Woah, bad ass smoking priest. We’re stoked! Gilliam looks like he is going to play the role perfectly. Check out his comic book counterpart below:

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Some lucky fans fortunate enough to be on the set last night got to meet Seth, aka Father Gabriel Stokes. Check out the photo below:

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[photo courtesy of Austin Cotner]

What do you think Father Gabriel will bring to the show? Will he play the friendly priest, or do you think he could have darker motives? Sound off in the comments section below!

Was Glenn Killed Off The Walking Dead? Sources Say “NO”

News has been circulating through The Walking Dead universe today regarding the possible death of a main cast member last night.

Our personal insider is reporting that Andrew Lincoln has been “keeping to himself and has been seen looking contemplative and listening to music (on set). I’ve heard he does that when he needs to get into the mood of an emotional scene.”

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[photo credited to Alexander C.]

Rumors are being spread by The Spoiling Dead Fans that Glenn met his demise during filming last night. This rumor was further propelled by a tweet from Alanna Masterson (aka Tara) stating “When Someone Great is Gone.”

We have information from our own reliable source on the ground in Georgia stating this rumor is 100% NOT TRUE. Our insider, who is familiar with the filming schedule, confirmed that Glenn has not been killed off at this point in filming.

Personally, I don’t think an actor on the show would tweet out something like that, especially since they know millions of fans are watching their accounts (as well as AMC and The Walking Dead). And we all know Seth Gilliam probably got a slap on the wrist for posting some recent instagram pictures.

Alanna’s tweet went out around between 10:30 AM and 1PM eastern yesterday and Steven was still filming and taking photos with fans well into the night. It’s also tradition that the main cast often support each other in tough scenes and deaths – Norman, Melissa, Chandler and Chad were all MIA from filming and the location in general yesterday.

UPDATE: It was reported that Michael Rooker was in Georgia last night. It’s been speculated that he was there to participate in Glenn’s “death dinner.” However, it has been confirmed that Rooker and Norman Reedus went out to dinner together last night alone, and that Rooker is in town for a convention.

We’ll keep you up-to-date with any additional news as it becomes available.

Seth Gilliam Dressed as Father Gabriel Spotted on Set

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR SEASON 5 OF THE WALKING DEAD. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

And thus, it hath been confirmed! See what I did there? We received some fan photos from the set yesterday with none other than Seth Gilliam dressed as Father Gabriel Stokes. These photos come shortly after Seth was rumored to be playing Father Gabriel from The Walking Dead comic book series by many die-hard fans of the show. Check out the photo below:

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[photo credited to Alexander C.]

Are you guys excited that Father Gabriel Stokes will be introduced into the series? Sound off with your comments below.

‘Father Gabriel’ Seen on Set Filming Car Chase Scenes – The Walking Dead Season 5

Warning: possible major spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 5 below. Read at your own risk!

Speculations regarding Beth Greene’s whereabouts have been circling since The Walking Dead Season 4 finale concluded in March. Many assumed Father Gabriel Stokes was responsible for Beth’s abduction. While nothing has been officially confirmed, rumors that Seth Gilliam would be playing Father Gabriel in Season 5 have been rumored on many Walking Dead forums.

We just received official word on the ground in Georgia from our very own TWD insider “Sophia’s Babydoll” that Father Gabriel was seen on set tonight filming a car chase scene that involved a vehicle donning a white cross.

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Some of you may remember the car that “kidnapped” Beth in Episode 13 ‘Alone’ had a white cross on the back windshield (photo above). Again, it’s not yet official whether it’s the same car that stole Beth, but how many cars are driving around in Georgia with giant white cross stickers on their back windshields? Actually, probably a lot.

If we happen to receive any photos from the set to confirm this, we will be sure to update this post.

Seth Gilliam Instagrams Set Pics – Accidently Reveals Spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 5?

Oops! On Wednesday, May 21st Seth Gilliam decided it would be a good idea to post photos from the set of The Walking Dead on his official Instagram page. He deleted the photos moments later, but come on, this is the internet. It’s almost guaranteed that a photo will be saved by someone even if it’s up for mere seconds. Check out the photos below:

Seth-Gilliam-Original-Spoiler-Pictures-The-Walking-Dead-2 Seth-Gilliam-Original-Spoiler-Pictures-The-Walking-DeadInstagramming set photos isn’t a very big deal; plenty of cast members have done it in the past. However, AMC or The Walking Dead must have had an issue with it since the photos were deleted only a few moments later. One would suspect that posting set photos is pretty harmless, but if you look at one of the photos a little more closely, it might reveal potential spoilers for Season 5 of The Walking Dead.

In one of the photos posted by Seth Gilliam, it’s pretty clear that Michonne can be seen in the background drinking a soda. While it’s not 100% confirmed, if you compare the outfit being worn by Michonne in the Season 4 finale and the recent photo, they’re pretty damn similar – tan shirt/jacket, gloves, green pants. Check out the similarities below. We used our own state-of-the-art clothing comparison software to accurately measure the likelihood of a match.

Seth-Gilliam-Instagram-Reveals-Michonne-Season-5-The-Walking-DeadAs you know, Seth Gilliam was recently announced as a series regular for Season 5. Speculations have been circling that he will be playing Father Gabriel Stokes, and could be connected to the “kidnapping” of Beth Greene in the finale.

This creates a few questions – Is Gilliam filming scenes with Michonne? Has Michonne escaped Terminus and found refuge with Father Gabriel Stokes? Could Gilliam be playing a Terminite who helps the gang escape? We’ve already heard local reports of explosions, loud screams, and more recently, photos of burned up bodies on the set. It’s possible that the Terminus set is no longer being used after Episode 1 or 2.

What are your thoughts on Gilliam’s photos? Do you think they reveal any major spoilers, or are we over analyzing the shit out of them? You be the judge! Sound off in the comments section below!