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Walking Dead: World Beyond may have revealed source of zombie outbreak

Published: 16/Nov/2020 10:40

by Daniel Megarry

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The Walking Dead: World Beyond might have just answered one of the franchise’s biggest questions: What exactly caused the zombie outbreak?

Despite running for nine seasons now, AMC’s wildly popular show The Walking Dead still hasn’t provided a concrete answer about the origins of the virus that turns people into flesh-eating walkers.

There’s been plenty of rumors, of course. Some fans have suggested it could have been an airborne virus, others believe it may have come from the water. There’s even been speculation that the virus is man-made, as an act of terrorism.

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Was the cause of the zombie outbreak revealed in World Beyond?

But a new episode of spin-off series The Walking Dead: World Beyond which aired on Sunday, November 16 appears to have given weight to a previously-teased explanation of the outbreak’s origin.

During a flashback to her life as a soldier during the early days of the apocalypse, Huck and her unit are attempting to contain the crisis and rescue civilians when a pair of soldiers are overheard discussing that the virus may have come from outer space.

“I heard it came back on a rocket, that it started in space,” they said. “Somebody breathed it in, it turned their stomachs, and then they got on a plane…”

Robert Kirkman has hinted at the cause of the virus before

Viewers will likely remember that the show’s creator, Robert Kirkman, has previously hinted that the virus came from outer space. After a fan tried their luck and asked what the real cause was, Kirkman said in a now-deleted tweet, “space spore.”

While he did later follow up by explaining, “It was a joke! I would never reveal something like this in a tweet,” the new episode of World Beyond could add some weight to the virus being space-born after all.

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Robert Kirkman has previously suggested the cause of the outbreak will never be officially confirmed

It’s not quite the confirmation fans have been looking for, but it’s one of the only theories offered up by the show so far.

And it’s likely we’ll never get an official explanation, anyway, as Kirkman said during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con in 2017 that it would be “boring” for the show to solve the mystery.

“As far as actually trying to solve the thing, I’ve always thought that one of the best things about this show is that it’s not about scientists and it’s not about people that would take that on as a task, because I feel like that’s unrelatable,” he said.

With the Walking Dead confirmed to come to an end after 11 seasons, and World Beyond only lasting for two seasons, fans are anticipating the future of the franchise. Fortunately, there’s a trilogy of movies about Rick Grimes in the works, and you can find out everything we know about those right here.

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Zack Snyder shares Justice League trailer with new Darkseid scene

Published: 17/Nov/2020 16:12 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 16:15

by Daniel Megarry

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A new trailer for Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League has been released, and it comes entirely in black and white.

November 17 marks three years since Justice League was released in cinemas. The movie was initially helmed by Zack Snyder, but Warner Bros. replaced him with director Joss Whedon, and it went on to receive mixed reviews from both critics and fans.

However, after the #ReleasetheSnyderCut movement drew attention across social media, Snyder has been given the opportunity to release his original vision for the movie in four one-hour parts on streaming service HBO Max.

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Justice League: Snyder Cut trailer released

The original trailer for Snyder’s cut of Justice League was removed due to copyright complaints about the use of Leonard Cohen’s song Hallelujah. Now, a new version of the trailer with a “few tweaks” has been shared on Vero by Snyder himself.

You can watch the new trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which is presented entirely in black and white, below. It’s largely the same as the trailer released at DC FanDome, but with some new scenes scattered in here and there – including a new shot of Darkseid.

New footage is being shot for the Snyder cut of Justice League, including scenes with Jared Leto’s Joker. Fans shouldn’t get too excited though. It was recently confirmed that only four to five minutes of the four-hour epic will be brand new footage.

While most of the primary cast is coming back for reshoots, one person who’s not returning is Henry Cavill. It’s assumed that Snyder is happy with the footage he already has of the Man of Steel, as he won’t be using anything that was shot with Whedon in charge.

While we wait for the movie’s release, you can catch up on everything we know about Zack Snyder’s Justice League – including plot and cast details – right here.