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Morgan Will Be The Walking Dead/Fear TWD Crossover Character

The long awaited crossover between The Walking Dead and spinoff Fear The Walking Dead will see Lennie James’ Morgan Jones character bridging the stories between the two series and moving to the latter.

This doesn’t mean that the Morgan character will be leaving TWD, even as James prepares to start filming on FearTWD tomorrow morning in Austin, Texas  – at least not right away.  “Even though Morgan is going to be featured on Fear, he has a lot of story left on The Walking Dead,” said showrunner Scott M. Gimple in a statement read out on Talking Dead on Sunday. “Morgan’s arch on The Walking Dead Season 8 positioned him for the story on Fear,” the EP added. “It was also important to see Fear‘s world and characters through new yet familiar eyes.” – Deadline

Morgan Joins Fear The Walking Dead

If you have 11 whole minutes, the above video goes in depth on the move to have Morgan crossover to Fear TWD. If you don’t, that’s why I’m here. On last night’s Talking Dead Lennie James (who plays Morgan) announced he will be filming season four of Fear TWD today. Now while some websites are upset about the decision, this is definitely a sign of the times.

Lennie James could not have shown up on the set of Fear TWD without someone getting a picture of him. I have to believe producers knew this and wanted to get this news out there on their own terms. While this may be a spoiler on Morgan’s fate for this season of TWD, the news would have leaked either way.

The decision to make Morgan the character to cross over can be debated all day, but once again, filming HASN’T EVEN STARTED YET. I’m willing to see how this all plays out before casting a ton of judgment. My hope is that the Fear TWD timeline lines up with The Walking Dead between seasons 1-3, which is when Morgan went from mild mannered father to zombie hunter.

Morgan (and pretty much every other character) has always been more interesting when he puts inner conflict aside and decides to be an actual human being living in a zombie apocalypse and turn into a murder machine. The Morgan that learned to make cheese and twirl a stick doesn’t interest me, so if we get crazy CLEAR Morgan, I’m down.

I also don’t think that Fear TWD is going to make Morgan the only crossover character, as they have too deep a roster of characters we care about from The Walking Dead to only feature Morgan. Abraham? Dale? SHANE? Pretty much anyone but Andrea is OK with me. The possibilities are endless, and I’m excited to see where they go from here.

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-Ryan

 

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Trailer Alert: The Newest ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Teaser Turns Up The Heat

We’ve officially entered ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ month, as ‘The Walking Dead’ prequel premiers on August 23. We’re still only getting teasers, which is fine, because I’d rather go into a new show knowing too little instead of seeing the entire series in the previews. In the latest teaser, the lights go out in LA, and for some reason the word ‘fear’ is spelled out in fire. That’s both haunting and stupid. If the walkers did that, it’s haunting, because it’s not enough that they’re eating humans, but now they’re taunting them with FIRE WORDS. If it’s the humans doing it, it’s kind of dumb. You should probably spend more time fleeing the zombies and less time building fire words. Either way, I’m ready.

– Ryan

Trailer Alert: ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ – The Virus Is Spreading

The third sneak peak for AMC’s Walking Dead spinoff ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ doesn’t give us much, just like the two sneak peaks before it, but I think that works to our advantage. We already know the gist of the show, and we already know what’s going to happen. Humans will fight against themselves and the walkers to try and salvage what little part of humanity is left. We don’t need a 2-3 minute trailer showing how it will go down, because we already know how it will go down. Less is more when it comes to spinoff sneak peaks, and I like that AMC is keeping most the details under wraps. Get your swords and cross bows ready, because ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ is less than two months away.

– Ryan

Trailer Alert – “Fear the Walking Dead”

Calling all Walking Dead fans!

 

 

Ok, this doesn’t give you much, but at least it’s better than a radio broadcasters voice. I have to admit this looks and feels a lot different from “The Walking Dead”. What do you think?

-Matt

Trailer Alert: The First Teaser Trailer For The Walking Dead Spinoff ‘Fear The Walking Dead’

The teaser is only 16 seconds long, so it doesn’t give us much, but it does give us a different vantage point. It looks like the spinoff series is going to focus on the beginning of the outbreak, and we do know it is being set in Los Angeles. The radio voice over mentions that the sickness could be the flu, but we know it’s the god damn ZOMBIE APOCOLYPSE. My TV schedule is already overflowing, but if this spin off is anything like The Walking Dead, I’ll have to at least give it a shot. Fear The Walking Dead premiers this summer.

– Ryan

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