Robert Kirkman, writer of the Walking Dead comics was interviewed recently by MTV has stated that he believes there is an extremely high chance the current villain featuring in the comics, Negan, will appear at some point in the near future on the AMC TV adaptation.
Negan and his barbed wire baseball bat Lucille!
MTV News: Getting back to Negan, [Producer] Scott Gimple has said he wants to get the character on the show eventually. You know, there is a guy AMC likes, who's just finishing up a run on a popular show on the network. Any chance you could snag Jon Hamm for the part?
Robert Kirkman: "He's not tall enough! That's a joke. I think Jon Hamm would be perfect. I think after "Mad Men" has run, Jon Hamm is going to have a Tom Hanks level film career, so I don't think he'll be coming back to television anytime soon. Although that would be cool! As far as Negan casting goes, Scott and I are always talking about who we would put in that, it's definitely on our minds, and there are definitely a lot of candidates. But I wouldn't expect Negan too terribly soon, although he is definitely in the plan. It's a 99% lock that he's going to be in the show eventually, so be on the lookout for that."
For fans of AMC's The Walking Dead who have not read or are unfamilar with the comic book series upon which the TV serial is loosely based upon, the character of Negan is a very nasty piece of work that makes the Governor look like a choir boy. Dressed in a leather biker jacket and armed with Lucille, a barb-wired baseball bat, he uses to kill walkers Negan rules his band of survivors with fear. Many fans seem to be pointing at the possibility of singer and actor Henry Rollins, pictured below, for the role...
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