Walking Dead actor reveals some Saviors were worse than we thought
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Walking Dead actor reveals some Saviors were worse than we thought

Published: 17/Aug/2020 14:25 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:17

by David Purcell


Negan and The Saviors turned The Walking Dead series on its head with their evil presence. While their leader has had his character transformed since, we now know not all cult members had such redeeming qualities. 

The Saviors were a few hundred people strong, hanging out at their main headquarters, The Sanctuary. Sanctuary by name but definitely not by nature, if we think back to Dr. Carson getting a brutal public execution – thrown into a furnace in front of everybody, back in Season 7. It was a brutal place, run with an iron fist.


One of the group members was called Savior Jared, who probably also went by the name of Negan from time to time. This was a distraction tactic so that people outside of the group thought they had killed the leader, only to find out they were all in on the act.

Jared was a nuisance, no doubt about it. He shot Benjamin and was unrelentingly brutal with his actions, taking things a step too far more than once.


No hope for some Saviors in The Walking Dead

Savior Jared in TWD
Savior Jared was a character that loved to ruffle the feathers of Morgan and others – for sport.

His actor, Joshua Mikel, was convinced that later down the road there would be some sort of enlightenment to come. There had to be goodness inside him, he thought.

The star thought about this so much that he took it up with the then-showrunner Scott Gimple, asking if any sort of redeeming qualities would be in the works. However, he was met with a blunt response that tells us a lot about the character individually, but also the wider group Negan had assembled.

During a Walking Dead Q&A, part of the Scares That Care 2020 Virtual Convention, he said: “”I wrote him an email at one point being like, ‘Hey man, are there any redeeming qualities about Jared? Is there anything that I should know? Maybe at some point he’ll join Hilltop and make his way in, should I leave any kind of question of that?'” Mikel said.


“And he was like, ‘No, man, he’s an a—hole through and through.'”

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Even if Jared did have a good inside him, there wouldn’t be much time to show it as the character was killed off by Morgan. A scene of retribution, after he shot his protege earlier in the season.


Should any more Saviors reappear at any stage in the show, this message from the former showrunner isn’t really encouraging. Clearly, not all of them could do a 180 like Negan. It’s just not in their makeup.

Now, all eyes turn towards the finale of Season 10 this October. It has now been confirmed by AMC that the show will be starting up filming again for Season 11 during the same month too, so watch this space.

World of Warcraft

Henry Cavill as Arthas in Warcraft 2 makes perfect sense: here’s why

Published: 7/Oct/2020 4:11 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 5:03

by Isaac McIntyre


Okay World of Warcraft fans, it’s time to go all-in… Henry Cavill would make a perfect Arthas in Blizzard’s newly rumored Warcraft 2 revival, especially after proving he’s got the fantasy chops as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher.

The original Warcraft movie came out back in 2016, and landed with mixed reviews. World of Warcraft fans loved it, of course; seeing characters like Anduin, Medivh, Gul’dan, and Durotan brought to life on the big screen was a dream come true.


Critics and general audiences were less convinced. Duncan Jones’ high-fantasy romp in the world of Azeroth was dubbed a failure. A sequel was stamped ‘highly unlikely’ after the box office flop. 

Except, just four years later, the Warcraft rumor mill has thundered back to life. Legendary Entertainment has already green-lit a sequel, according to insider Daniel Ritchman, with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson involved.

Warcraft raked in just $47.4 million in the United States, but made $391.7m overseas.
Legendary Entertainment
Warcraft raked in just $47.4 million in the States, but made $391.7m overseas.

And so, with Warcraft 2 reportedly in development, that leaves us with the biggest question for the sequel; what will the story be? Will the franchise take it step by step, and tell the story of “Tides of Darkness,” or head for a better-selling sequel?

In our opinion, Blizzard’s best bet for the sequel is to skip straight to “Reign of Chaos” and it’s genre-defining expansion “The Frozen Throne.” The third game’s storyline has plenty of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ elements.

Enter fantasy’s man of the hour, Henry Cavill.


Arthas Menethil is key to Warcraft 3, and Cavill is a perfect pick to play him. The prince’s path to the throne is littered with huge battles, dastardly schemes, and of course, the biggest twist Blizzard’s Warcraft franchise has ever offered up.

Reason number one: I mean, look at Henry Cavill. That speaks for itself.

Henry Cavill in a fan-mockup depicting him as Arthas Menethil.
Reddit: GeordieGamerGuy
Henry Cavill in a fan-mockup depicting him as Warcraft’s Arthas Menethil.

There are other reasons too though. One is that Cavill is a big World of Warcraft fan himself, meaning he’d likely be eager to sign on. I mean come on, the guy missed the news he had been cast as Superman because he was deep in a WoW raid.


Former Blizzard figurehead Chris Metzen and Rise of the Lich King writer Christie Golden have both given Cavill’s fan-casting their tick of approval too; the Warcraft duo are well and truly “on the [Cavill as] Arthas train.”

Finally, Warcraft 2 will need ticket-selling star power. The first 2016 flick did have plenty of big names ⁠— Vikings lead Travis Fimmell was among them, as was Marvel’s Dominic Cooper ⁠— but none command the same household stardom as Henry Cavill.


Cavill, 37, is a little old for Arthas in “Reign of Chaos” and “The Frozen Throne,” but if Legendary and Blizzard plan out a trilogy leading into “Wrath of the Lich King” ⁠— which they absolutely should ⁠— the British star will fit perfectly for Menethil’s final Warcraft hurrah.

Heck, cast a younger actor for the opening stage of the prince’s life, then bring Cavill in with a narrative time-jump in the third or fourth Warcraft movie.

Arthas Menethil and his path to the throne should be front and center in future Warcraft sequels.
Blizzard Entertainment
Arthas Menethil and his path to the throne should be front and center in future Warcraft sequels.

The Superman star isn’t the only name being linked to Warcraft 2 either. Fimmel is expected to return as Anduin in the sequel, as is Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar. Paula Patton has also said she’d “love” to return for another Warcraft outing.

The same insider reports that suggested Warcraft 2 is now in the works also tipped Jurassic World lead Chris Pratt as another star who has already been tabled a multi-movie deal.

Duncan Jones, who directed the 2016 release, also said he would happily return as long as there are “less cooks in the kitchen.” Blizzard has yet to officially respond to the reported new sequel, so take everything with a pinch of salt… for now.