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The Walking Dead teases huge Negan storyline when Season 10 returns

Published: 20/Nov/2020 11:31

by Daniel Megarry

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The Walking Dead will return for more Season 10 episodes in February, and there are big plans in store for fan-favorite character Negan.

AMC have announced episode titles and a premiere date for the six new episodes added to Season 10 of The Walking Dead, with fans able to tune in for more undead action on February 28, 2021.

It’s also been revealed that Terminator 2: Judgment Day’s Patrick Morgan will join the show as Mays, while Cobra Kai star Okea Eme-Akwari will play a character called Elijah, who’s confirmed to be the man in the metal mask who appeared at the end of Season 10, Episode 16.

But arguably the most interesting teaser from the announcement is the name of the final episode, which suggests there’s a big storyline incoming for Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan.

Negan has quickly become one of the biggest love-to-hate characters on TV. Since joining The Walking Dead in Season 6 with his trusty bat Lucille in hand, he’s killed off several major characters, spent a period of time locked up in jail, and recently undergone a redemption arc of sorts.

What will happen to Negan in Season 10?

Season 10’s final episode, Here’s Negan, takes its name from the stand-alone Walking Dead comic book that focused on the iconic character, providing him with a long-awaited prequel story.

The Here’s Negan comic revealed more about Negan’s past and followed him on his journey to becoming the leader of the Saviors. It also shone a light on his (unfaithful) relationship with wife Lucille, who was cancer-stricken in hospital when the apocalypse began.

Given that Hilarie Burton – Morgan’s real-life wife – has been cast as Negan’s wife on the show, it’s safe to assume that the episode will be pretty faithful to the source material, and largely follow the same storyline.

Negan in The Walking Dead
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The Walking Dead fans will finally get Negan’s backstory in Season 10

“Carol takes Negan on a journey, hoping to minimize the increasing tension. Negan reflects on the events that led him to this point and comes to a conclusion about his future,” reads the episode’s official synopsis.

Some fans have even responded to the episode title by speculating that Negan could be killed off, although that seems unlikely. But then again, in the unforgiving world of The Walking Dead, who knows…

Whatever happens to Negan at the end of Season 10, we’re keeping our fingers crossed for that long-rumored spin-off series. Morgan recently teased there are “many stories to tell” for the character, and said “no doors are closed” right now.

Gaming

Spider-Verse producer wants Spider-Man: Miles Morales glitches in sequel

Published: 28/Nov/2020 19:29

by Theo Salaun

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The transformational glitches in Spider-Man: Miles Morales are pretty hilarious. So hilarious, in fact, that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s producer, screenplay and story writer, Phil Lord, wants to use them in the hit movie’s sequel.

Lord and his filmmaking duo, Christopher Miller, are no strangers to animation or comedy. With titles like Spider-Verse, Lego Movie, and 21 Jump Street under their shared filmmaking belt, it’s no wonder that the two are unafraid of getting a little weird with the animated Spider-Man flick’s sequel.

And if you want inspiration for red and blue weirdness, look no further than the Miles Morales game. Playable on PS4 and PS5, the title has apparently been a massive success, with 97 percent of Google users enjoying it. While people are typically annoyed with launch day bugs, the issues with this one are just too funny to chastise. 

With weird, viral videos of players transforming into various inanimate objects, it was actually a transformation of a patio heater that caught Lord’s eye. Now, it appears that “Heater Parker” could become a reality in Spider-Verse 2.

Since the original Spider-Verse movie was chock-full of absurdities and goofy odes to different genres or pop-culture references, invoking a video game’s glitch should be no problem. And, as far as content goes, few things evoke comedic surrealism as much as a patio heater using a web to swing from building to building in New York City.

For Lord, at least, the randomized development mistake appears too funny to ignore as film inspiration: “We’re putting this in Spider-Verse 2 if we have any self-respect at all.”

Hopefully, he and Miller have as much self-respect as the title’s developers, Insomniac Games, have humility. In response to Lord’s tweet, which has since gone viral, the game’s makers couldn’t help but acknowledge their imperfections with a pun.

While we were under the impression that patio heaters were meant to heat patios, not hearts, the Insomniac reflection remains accurate: this silly, inanimate object glitch is “equally as embarrassing as it is heartwarming.”

But, above all else, they’re just funny. It could legitimately be one of gaming and cinema’s greatest, most randomly inspired crossovers if Spider-Verse 2 involves an alternate dimensional Heater Parker.