Every year San Diego Comic-Con serves up the best in entertainment. And year after year, one of it’s top contenders (with a packed Hall H & several years as the official lanyard of the con) just happens to be AMC’s The Walking Dead.
With the way Season 7 ended, clearing the board for a lot of fan favorites and tiger maulings, we’re ready to ask questions and get answers about the next exciting season of The Walking Dead. Here are five questions we want answered at SDCC!
What new groups will Rick & Co. encounter in Season 8?
Since the apocalypse started we’ve been introduced to new and often terrifying groups. Negan and the Saviors was a hellscape that they won’t be escaping soon. And those garbage folk betrayed Rick & Co. and are really into zombie garbage couture. So, what’s next? Are we finally going to get our hands into the Whisperers? I’m ready for humans with zombie face masks! Imagine the look on Rick & Co.’s faces when they get a look at that! It’ll be better than the look Rick gave Jadis when she wanted to bed him.
Will Negan survive as long as he has in the comics?
In the comics, Negan’s well into being present for about 50 issues. He’s grown, done a bunch of badass/scary stuff, and gone down some unexpected roads. Big question is, will the TV show follow the same route and keep him there? Will there be bigger threats to deal with that would force Rick to team up with Negan? What would make Rick team up with NEGAN IN THE FIRST PLACE? And will Rick ever visit the Savior compound if that happens? It’s like a domino effect. One question just breeds another.
Did Dwight know about the attack on Alexandria?
This question will keep on being asked until the answer comes out of Dwight’s mouth or someone else proves him wrong. He was previously shown carving little figures out of wood, but could that be someone else trying to throw off Rick & Co. or is Dwight covering his ass because he honestly didn’t know? Either way, we’ll be wondering this question until Season 8 premieres or someone drops a truth bomb.
What kind of surprises are we in store for when it comes to the 100th episode, which just so happens to be the season 8 premiere?
According to Comicbook.com Greg Nicotero will be directing the 100th episode. It seems fitting since he directed Season 7’s finale and other amazing episodes like “Say Yes” and “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be”. With such a huge milestone and each episode diverging away from what the comic book has to offer, we could be in for something like we’ve never seen before. Maybe they’ll kill off other fan favorites or maybe they’ll destroy somewhere our first reaction would be, “No…they wouldn’t do that. Never!” Whatever’s coming it’ll be bloody, big, and set the stage for whatever’s coming for us in Season 8.
When should we expect baby Gleggie?
Last we left off, Maggie was in the beginning stages of her pregnancy. The fact that she was pregnant with baby Gleggie didn’t stop her from kicking ass and I don’t think it’ll stop her as she begins to grow. But should we expect the baby anytime soon or will there be a time jump where she’s far along in her pregnancy? Honestly, I think it would be an amazing challenge for the actress to film with a fake pregnancy belly that keeps growing in size while taking down walkers. (I kind of want it less now that I think about the Georgia heat.)
The Walking Dead Season 8 premieres on AMC on October 2017. The show will appear at SDCC on Friday, July 21st, with a panel at Hall H, from 12:15-1:30. Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, Lennie James, Alanna Masterson, Seth Gilliam and Khary Payton and executive producers Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert and Greg Nicotero are expected to appear.