Jeffrey Dean Morgan on playing The Walking Dead’s Negan: ‘I grew up with a bat …

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The Internet exploded when word came out that Jeffrey Dean Morgan would be playing The Walking Dead’s biggest comic book villain Negan when season 6 returns in February (although look for Negan to show up near the very end of the season). Since the incident occurred the nibbler took to Instagram to apologize to Reedus; her die-hard fandom apparently made her possessed for a second. “Finally meet the love of my life, and get banned from the rest of the CON and lose two more $100 photo ops with him because I lost my mind…got so excited standing beside him… & just turned my head and bit him!” she captioned a picture on Instagram, per Yahoo!.He was teased following last Sunday’s midseason finale, and soon, Negan—and his barbed wire bat—will come to wreak havoc on Rick and Co. [Warning: Comic book and possible TV spoilers!] The very sound of the iconic comic book villain’s name, uttered onscreen for the first time in a post-finale teaser last Sunday, unleashed waves of giddy anticipation among fans.INDIANAPOLIS, IN- (December 2015) – GreenLight Collectibles is thrilled to announce their newly signed licensing agreement with The Walking Dead, AMC’s hit series that has been the #1 show on television among adults 18-49 for the past three years.

Having already played one psychopath in the Comedian from Watchmen, Morgan seemed like the perfect choice to play the foul-mouthed, barbed-wire-covered-baseball-bat toting Negan. If the AMC drama follows the story arcs laid out in its comic book source material, the show’s most savage, heartbreaking death yet is on the horizon—and this time, there won’t be a dumpster to save the character in danger. In Walking Dead co-creator Robert Kirkman’s graphic novels, Negan is by far the most vicious (and fascinating) villain the zombie saga has ever introduced—cannibals, mad Wolves, and one-eyed Governors be damned. He is charismatic, foul-mouthed, and a walking contradiction of both brutality and empathy: he despises rape, for instance, but isn’t above threatening to have his men “run a train” on Carl in retribution for Rick’s defiance. He’ll stab one of his own men in the throat for attempting to rape an innocent woman, but also extort most women in his community into acting as his “wives”—no matter who those women already loved, or how much they despise him—with all the sexual benefits marriage entails.

This release will be available through official GreenLight official hobby shops and wholesale dealers, as well as select mass retailers, including One of the first planned items will be Rick’s Crown Victoria Police Interceptor and the criminal’s Pontiac GTO that they were chasing in season one. It’s perhaps the most dreaded “KRAKK!” in comic book history: the moment when Negan, armed with his barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat affectionately nicknamed “Lucille,” gleefully bashes Glenn’s skull in, killing him in front of his crying wife, Maggie, and the other members of Rick’s family. Angel Callan of GreenLight stated, “I’ve been waiting for a long time to see some GreenLight products that represent what has to be my all-time favorite TV show.

I don’t mind handling a baseball bat!” the actor told TV Guide last week, presumably while cackling maniacally. “I feel real comfortable with Lucille in my hands, let’s say that.” Morgan’s full-throated embrace of his crass and charismatic new character may outweigh AMC’s, in fact. The network is notoriously uptight about its use of curse words “We get four ‘shits,’” executive producer David Alpert once told a Producer’s Guild panel, months after an F-bomb in one of Rick’s most iconic lines (“They’re fucking with the wrong people”) was changed to “screwing” in its onscreen adaptation. “There are obviously certain limitations to the broadcast on AMC, but we’re working around that stuff right now to figure out some cool ways to keep Negan’s vocabulary fairly intact,” Walking Dead show runner Scott Gimple told Variety.

The series, which has been heralded by critics as “an honest-to-God phenomenon” (Variety), “relentless and provocative” (Orlando Sentinel) and “brilliantly engaging” (, stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz, Christian Serratos, Alanna Masterson, Seth Gilliam and Josh McDermitt. So a couple of years ago people started saying, “Hey, man, you should be Negan in The Walking Dead.” So I started reading the comic books just because I’m a fan and I love what Kirkman is doing and so I was very aware of Negan and had read quite a bit of the comic books. Apart from whether Morgan will be allowed to utter R-rated dialogue gems such as “I’m thinking of an answer somewhere between no motherfucking way and go fucking fuck yourself,” the question of who, exactly, will be on the receiving end of Negan’s bat remains open. Gimple, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and Tom Luse. “The Walking Dead” will return for the second half of its sixth season on Sunday, February 14th at 9:00pm ET/PT on AMC.

If you know what’s coming, then I don’t have to tell you.” Gimple also seemed to hint at faithfulness to the comics’ Glenn-killing storyline in an interview with TV Line, saying, “Six years in now, the audience is so smart that the obvious thing isn’t the obvious thing anymore. Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade, or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More.

And they sort of got halfway through the sentence saying “We don’t know the character’s name, he’s the new big bad…” and I knew immediately who they were talking about. GreenLight replicas are produced under various themes in 1:18, 1:24, 1:43 and 1:64 scales and are officially licensed by the world’s premier automotive and entertainment companies, including Airstream, General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Group LLC, NYC & Co., Warner Bros., Carroll Shelby Licensing, CBS, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Sony Pictures, IndyCar Series and many others. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. Every time I look at the graphic novel — which in the past few weeks next to my bedside I’ve just had stacks of Walking Dead stuff; and so when I’m not memorizing my Good Wife lines and trying to figure that out I’ll just grab one of these things and look at it — and I will read and reread and see something different in it each time.

Kind of the excitement level of bringing this guy to life is at such a peak right now, I don’t know how I’m going to survive till April [when the show goes back into production]. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice.

Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.

Some of the characters there’s much more leeway, but Negan is a guy that you want to keep as true as possible, and that would be how I want to play him as well.

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