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The Walking Dead season 5 - what we want to see

After the most disappointing season finale in recent TV history, The Walking Dead writers have some serious stirring up to do if they want to maintain a loyal viewership.

When last we seen the group, they were in the most precarious of cliffhangers – all cooped up together in a storage container. What will our heroes do to escape? Crouch behind the door and club a guard as he enters? Pretend one of the gang is sick and pounce when someone comes in to check on him? Dress one of the girls up in a sexy outfit to try coax a smitten guard?

In a world were zombies are now more of a nuisance than a threat, and the most intimidating bad guys transport prisoners by wastefully spraying bullets to herd them into a single container where they can plot their escape together, season five of The Walking Dead needs a new sense of peril.

Having killed off Shane, Merle and the Governor, the number of interesting surviving characters is…. Daryl. And maybe Michonne. Seriously, do you care if anyone else in the group dies?

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While TV fans are usually treated to watered down versions of the comic book characters (Rick is still cool, Carl isn’t annoying at all, Michonne is an emotionless assassin, even Andrea is badass!) we hope the show’s writers think about bringing a faithful version of these following characters into season five:

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“The Walking Dead” season 5 will reportedly star Ansel Elgort who recently garnered fame for his portrayal in films such as “The Fault In Our Stars” and “Divergent”.

The latest rumor was sparked by the tweet of @TheWalkingNews. The said account posted a photo of the actor with a caption, “@AnselElgort of TFIOS will be playing Andrew in Season 5 of #TheWalkingDead who could have a ‘thing’ with Beth!”

Beth Greene is still missing in the zombie apocalypse show. However, the tweet clearly hinted that the two characters will most likely hit it off next season and the back story of the two will be revealed. It is possible that Beth and Andrew will meet at the Terminus.

Andrew will play the new love interest of Beth although the actor and AMC have not confirmed the rumors yet.

Meanwhile, actress Emily Kinney fueled the speculations that her character Beth Greene will come back on the fifth season of “The Walking Dead”. She said that next season’s premiere episode will be something to look forward to.

She also added that the next season will finally shed light to what happened to Beth Greene. Beth Greene had gone missing since the 13th episode of season 4. She was taken away by a car and against her will. However, new reports claimed that the said car was spotted in the location.

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Hopefully you’re feeling emotionally stable today because Telltale Games has rolled the newest episode of The Walking Dead: Season 2 out to iOS. This game follows Clementine, a little girl struggling to survive the zombie apocalypse. Just like the TV show and the comics that spawned it, you never know who’s going to survive the season. it can be a little stressful once you get invested, knowing that you next decision could send your favorite character to their death.

 

The Walking Dead games play out like one long interactive cut scene. The characters act out the story, backed by fabulous voice acting, then everything slows down when it’s your turn to respond to a situation. Sometimes that means choosing the right thing to say and other times who to save from the zombies. Every choice you make brings consequences that affect the story. It’s basically a giant choose your own adventure with zombies.

The Walking Dead really looks like a living comic book with thick linework and blocky shading, but the animations are incredibly smooth. The art style jives perfectly with the story and voice acting to draw you in and keep you playing. This new episode “Amid the Ruins” is the fourth of five. It sets up the story for the final chapter, expected out late this summer.

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Today was the first full-length day of Comic-Con, and a little franchise called The Walking Dead was featured in its own panel. This panel was focused specifically on the comic book (the TV show will have its own moment in the sun tomorrow). Writer/creator Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard were both present, along with editor Sean Maciewicz, to discuss recent big developments and the future of the series.

Kirkman touched on several subjects pertaining to the series’ lead protagonist, Rick. Rick’s anger streak seen in recent issues can be chalked up to the tenuous state of society in the aftermath of “All Out War” and the need for every member to perform their jobs. Kirkman doesn’t regret introducing the plot twist that saw Rick lose his arm, though he admitted it does cause certain practical challenges in terms of how Rick can hold and use various objects. While he was obviously noncommittal about the idea of killing off Rick, Kirkman did note that the series could very easily survive past Rick’s death.


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Regarding Negan, the main villain of the series for the past couple years, Kirkman voiced an interest in fleshing out the character’s back-story. However, that would likely occur within the comic and not in the form of a tie-in novel like with The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. Kirkman also said to expect Negan to show up in the TV series eventually, but not anytime soon. Interestingly, Kirkman mentioned that Negan is based on a real-life person, though he was reluctant to specify whom.

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One of the big mysteries of The Walking Dead Season 4 was exactly what Mary was barbecuing at Terminus. If Mary was cooking what most fans suspect, then Walking Dead fans might want to proceed with caution in regards to this latest piece of news.

AMC has announced a Walking Dead BBQ to take place on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 at San Diego Comic-Con. According to AMC, fans wishing to attend The Walking Dead‘s BBQ: Those Who Arrive, Imbibe event just need to follow the directions below.

Find the Terminus map – Tweet a selfie in front of the Terminus map using the hashtag #TweetToEat. Maps located at: The Walking Dead booth #4237 or outside of the terrace entrance at Hilton Gaslamp Hotel.

Pick up a wristband – The first 200 people to show up at the pick-up location below on Friday, July 25 or Saturday, July 26 with their posted selfie will each receive one (1) wristband to attend The Walking Dead BBQ. Wristband pick-up location: Terminus map located outside of the terrace entrance at the Hilton Gaslamp Hotel.

To attend Friday night’s The Walking Dead BBQ, pick up on Friday, 7/25 from 9am-11am.

To attend Saturday night’s BBQ, pick up on Saturday, 7/26 from 9am-11am

For full details and rules check out the official AMC website.

Article source: http://comicbook.com/blog/2014/07/20/the-walking-dead-bbq-announced-for-comic-con/

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The Walking Dead S2 E4: Amid the Ruins

I finished this episode Tuesday and I’m still feeling heart-wrenching sadness and guilt over it. Spoilers for basically the whole damn thing.

The episode starts right where In Harm’s Way ends, with Clementine, alone, in the middle of a horde of walkers as she tries to escape Carver’s compound. Depending on whether or not you decided to kill the walker or chop off Sarita’s arm in the last episode, one of two things will happen.

If you chopped off her arm – Sarita screams, attracting walkers who immediately start feasting on her. Kenny and Mike come along and manage to kill the walkers, but it’s obvious it’s too late for Sarita. Kenny becomes grief stricken, and starts blaming Clementine for Sarita’s death. Mike manages to get Kenny up and they both continue out the horde without Clementine.

If you killed the walker – Kenny and Mike show up and manage to drag a hysterical Sarita out. Clementine ends up getting separated from them.

As Clementine tries to make her way through the horde, Luke and Nick (if he survived in A House Divided) will chase after Sarah, who has become hysterical after her father’s death. Nick (again, if alive) will be shot in the shoulder, but they manage to make it into the forest.

Clementine eventually manages to find Rebecca and Jane. After convincing Jane not to leave them behind, the three manage to finally escape the horde and make it into the forest.

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via press release:

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PARTNERS WITH AMC AND REPUBLIC RECORDS

TO OFFER AN EXCLUSIVE SONGS OF SURVIVAL, VOL. 2 SOUNDTRACK WITH The Walking Dead: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON BLU-RAY AND DVD SET AVAILABLE ONLY THROUGH WALMART

 

Attendees of Comic-Con International 2014 Can Preorder The Set And l Receive a Rick Grimes Sheriff’s Badge Collectible

 

Listen to Exclusive alt-J Remix of Phantogram Song from the Soundtrack

 

San Diego, CA  — Anchor Bay Entertainment has partnered with AMC and Republic Records to offer The Walking Dead fans an exclusive soundtrack with the release of The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season on Blu-ray and DVD. The soundtrack and Blu-ray/DVD sets will be made available only through Walmart. In addition, attendees at Comic-Con International 2014 can preorder the set with the “Rick Grimes Sherriff’s Badge” Comic-Con collectible at the Anchor Bay Entertainment booth (#4037). The soundtrack, entitled “Songs of Survival Vol. 2,” features exclusive tracks from artists such as Phantogram, Godsmack, Colbie Caillat and The Lumineers and will be included with both the standard and Limited Edition Collection Blue-ray and DVD release of The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season.

 

Pre Order The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season from Walmart

 

As an added bonus, the Limited Edition Collection Blue-ray/DVD set is packaged with a “West Georgia Correctional Facility Key” souvenir as well as the exclusive soundtrack.

 

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Zombies on the set of The Walking Dead come alive in the most flattering way when the cameras aren’t filming them. Norman Reedus, who stars as the popular crossbow-toting Daryl Dixon, has on a few occasions caught them mimicking his behaviors.

“After the scenes, I’ll walk over to them and be like, ‘What were you doing over there?’ And they’ll say, ‘Actually, I cosplay as Daryl Dixon quite a bit so I was just trying to get your movements down,’” Reedus told Mashable. “It’s crazy. I love it.”

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So it should be no surprise when a few Daryl Dixons walk up to him at Comic-Con San Diego, which started Wednesday. Maybe one will even win the “King and Queen of Cosplay” contest he’s part of with Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin and Courtyard Hotels at Petco Park.

Reedus will meet the winners at “Courtyard @ Super Hero HQ,” where attendees will line up to undergo makeup tutorials and transformations from The Walking Dead‘s Greg Nicotero on Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Martin will crown the winners.

Mashable chatted with Reedus before his trip to Comic-Con about cosplay, Walking Dead‘s season 5, Daryl’s relationship with Carol and the show’s continued Emmy snubs.

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AMC released this Walking Dead poster ahead of Comic-Con San Diego 2014.

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In a world as unfriendly as the post-apocalyptic landscape in which AMC’s The Walking Dead is set, it was probably too much to expect that Terminus would turn out to be the utopian sanctuary promised by the signs. The season 4 finale of The Walking Dead left the majority of the show’s cast of characters trapped together in quite a dangerous situation, with no immediately apparent means of escape – and things are unlikely to get much more cheerful, when season 5 arrives.

We’re expecting to hear a lot more about The Walking Dead during San Diego Comic-Con 2014, where most of the cast will be present alongside showrunner Scott Gimple and executive producers Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert and Greg Nicotera during a panel in Hall H on Friday. (Be sure to stay tuned to Screen Rant throughout the convention for more details on what’s to come in season 5.)

For now, however, a new set of stills and a promotional banner for The Walking Dead season 5 have emerged over at Entertainment Weekly and Collider. After being scattered to the four winds after fleeing the prison, most of the survivors were reunited (albeit in less than ideal circumstances) at the end of season 4, but Tyreese and Carol are still adrift with baby Judith.

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It was announced by THR back in February that “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman is producing Air, a sci fi thriller to which Norman Reedus, pictured, one of the breakout actors on “Walking Dead,” and Djimon Hounsou (Gladiator, Constantine) topline.

Christian Cantamessa, who co-wrote and was lead designer for games such as “Red Dead Redemption” and “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas”, penned the script with Chris Pasetto and will make his feature directorial debut with the low-budget pic!

The story is set in an underground cryogenic facility after a nuclear fallout renders the atmosphere unbreathable. Air centers on its two custodial workers (Reedus, Hounsou), who take care of the cryogenically sleeping personnel that are to re-establish society, but they struggle to preserve their own sanity and lives while maintaining the extremely fragile environment of the last livable place on earth.

Kirkman spoke to EW, who also premiered the above first image, about the horror elements of the film:

“It’s definitely claustrophobic, it’s definitely isolated, but one of the cool things about it and one of the things that got me really excited about the project when I talked to Christian very early on was this idea of not making it look modern or fancy or polished. It’s very industrial and it’s very realistic and it’s almost a throwback to the science fiction movies of the ’70s and ’80s. It’s definitely a sci-fi atmosphere, but it’s much more the first Alien movie than it is J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek — which I think is a really cool look, a really cool visual, and definitely adds a lot of mood to it and definitely something we need to see more in sci-fi stuff. There is definitely a horror element to it that kind comes into play, and the environment certainly lends itself to that. If we were doing a comedy set in this place, it would still seem a little scary.”

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The hugely successful The Walking Dead television series has already done a pretty good job of infecting other entertainment mediums.

We’ve already had two video games based on The Walking Dead property, the incredible The Walking Dead interactive narrative games from Telltale Games (which are based on the comics, not the TV show) and the much, much, much less incredible The Walking Dead Survival Instinct (based on the TV show, not the comics).

With San Diego Comic-Con about to fully explode with its annual eruption of all things pop culture related, we’ve received a first trailer for a new Walking Dead mobile game, The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land. Unfortunately, there’s no gameplay to watch yet, but we do have a cinematic trailer which appears to be inspired by Dead Island’s famous emotional trailer. Take a look below:

CEO of Next Games, Teemu Huuhtanen, had this to say about the game:

Our approach is to stay true to the main themes of the TV show: survival strategy, finding safety for your people, balancing between right and wrong and, of course, action when it comes to fighting against the hordes of walkers. We respect the creators of The Walking Dead immensely and want this game to portray the world they have created as closely as possible.

Of course, it’s very, very hard to judge a game based on a cinematic trailer, especially one as short as this. Like the above mentioned Dead Island, cinematic trailers can often suggest a tone which just isn’t actually present in the game.

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“The Walking Dead” season 5 will reportedly star Ansel Elgort who recently garnered fame for his portrayal in films such as “The Fault In Our Stars” and “Divergent”.

The latest rumor was sparked by the tweet of @TheWalkingNews. The said account posted a photo of the actor with a caption, “@AnselElgort of TFIOS will be playing Andrew in Season 5 of #TheWalkingDead who could have a ‘thing’ with Beth!”

Beth Greene is still missing in the zombie apocalypse show. However, the tweet clearly hinted that the two characters will most likely hit it off next season and the back story of the two will be revealed. It is possible that Beth and Andrew will meet at the Terminus.

Andrew will play the new love interest of Beth although the actor and AMC have not confirmed the rumors yet.

Meanwhile, actress Emily Kinney fueled the speculations that her character Beth Greene will come back on the fifth season of “The Walking Dead”. She said that next season’s premiere episode will be something to look forward to.

She also added that the next season will finally shed light to what happened to Beth Greene. Beth Greene had gone missing since the 13th episode of season 4. She was taken away by a car and against her will. However, new reports claimed that the said car was spotted in the location.

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Norman Reedus is a Comic-Con favorite. But he loves the convention as much as the convention loves him. In fact, The Walking Dead star has been known to do some celebrity stalking himself. “I took a selfie with Anthony Bourdain and the lead dude from Yo Gabba Gabba!,” says Reedus of one of his favorite Comic-Con encounters. “I was like, this is the best moment ever!” But wait, did Bourdain and “lead dude from Yo Gabba Gabba!” (also known as DJ Lance Rock) even know who Reedus was? “The Yo Gabba Gabba! guy, he knew. Anthony Bourdain kind of looked at me like, what the hell are you doing right now? But I’m a huge fan of Anthony Bourdain. If I didn’t have this job as Daryl Dixon, I would definitely want his job.”

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Of course, there are scores upon scores of fans who would kill to get up close and personal with Reedus. But that can be a bit of a problem for when the star wants to go walk the convention floor. To try to an evade prying eyes, Reedus has employed a variety of costumes over the years so he can mingle undetected with even the most hardcore fans. He shared one such story about going incognito with a Walking Dead castmate.

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Comic-Con: ‘Walking Dead’ EP Gale Anne Hurd  Warren Ellis Team For Universal Cable Prods TV SeriesComic-Con doesn’t officially open until tomorrow, but the soon-to-be packed San Diego confab will be buzzing with this news. The Walking Dead EP Gale Anne Hurd, one of the queens of the geekfest, is partnering with Warren Ellisone of the biggest names in comics, for the latter’s first leap into the world of TV. In a deal signed with Universal Cable Productions, the as-yet-untitled Ellis project will be produced with Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment. “I’ve been strongly drawn to television over the last few years, and working with brilliant and determined collaborators like Gale and the UCP team, I’m delighted at the opportunity to add my voice to the new, novelistic TV form that’s evolved so dramatically,” said the Iron Man: Extremis, Gun Machine and Red author today. Added Hurd: “There are very few writers who have been able to so completely influence a medium as Warren has with comic books.”

Although Ellis won’t be at Comic-Con this year, Hurd will appear again in the cavernous Hall H for the always-packed Walking Dead panel featuring AMC’s zombie apocalypse blockbuster. This year’s panel is set for Friday at 12:20 PM and will feature co-creator Robert Kirkman, cast members Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus and others.

ucp logo smallThe team-up of Hurd and Ellis wasn’t the only Comic-Con-related news UCP had today. The NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment unit has also optioned Night Mary for development as a live-action TV series. The company will work with IDW Entertainment on the Rick Remender- and Kieron Dwyer-created horror comic from IDW Publishing about a trained dreamer on the trail of a potential serial killer.

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Last week we brought you an exclusive image from season 5 of The Walking Dead that likely sent shivers up the spines of Daryl Dixon fans, as the resident badass appeared gagged and bound. Now we have some more exclusive episodic images to tide you over.

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In the first, we see Melissa McBride’s Carol holding an adorable baby Judith. Sooooo…good news, they’re still alive! When the season starts, that is. After that, who knows? But at least Carol is not telling Judith to “look at the flowers,” because we all know how that ends. Also, Judith does not appear to be a zombie. So that’s a positive…although she does appear to be rocking something of a devilock hairstyle. (Click on the Full Size magnifying glass tab to see a bigger high-res version of the photo.)

But wait, we’re not done. Now, let’s move onto page 2 for a look at what Rick Grimes is up to.

Article source: http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/22/the-walking-dead-season-5-carol-judith-rick-images-exclusive/

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Fans of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” will — at long last be able to take their unquenchable thirst for zombie-hunting to go. Because they’re releasing a mobile game. Take that Kim Kardashian! You’re not the only one makin’ moves in that space.

The trailer for the game — which you can also check out at “The Walking Dead” booth at Comic-Con International this week (#4237) — was released today by Next Games, and it all looks and feels quite human. “The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land” will immerse fans of the series in this post-apocalyptic nightmare of a walker-world where making the most human choices possible (in addition to, you know, solid survival strategy) will be what keeps you alive.

Aww shucks — humanity in a video game about the undead? What empathy! How exciting. It also seems reminiscent of Telltale Games’ approach to “Walking Dead” gaming, which ain’t a bad model to have: both “seasons” of their game have landed at the top of critics’ lists.

And that’s not even getting into the visuals for it, which are, truly, pretty incredible. Being locked up in Terminus never looked so impressive.

The mobile game gets its release on in October — the same time “The Walking Dead” returns to TV. Looks like no one will be leaving the house that day.

Article source: http://www.mtv.com/news/1875439/walking-dead-mobile-game/

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Next Games and AMC Debut Trailer for The Walking Dead Mobile Game, The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land

Trailer to Also Be Shown at Comic Con International: San Diego 2014

 

Mobile Game Launch to Coincide With The Walking Dead Season 5

 

 

New York, NY and Helsinki, Finland  – July, 22 2014 – Next Games and AMC released today the first trailer for the new The Walking Dead mobile game, based on the incredibly popular AMC series. The never-before-seen trailer will also be shown at AMC’s The Walking Dead booth #4237 at Comic Con International in San Diego from July 24 – 27.

 

The game, titled The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, will allow players to experience the world of the iconic show through gameplay exclusively developed for smartphones and tablet devices. Developed by Next Games in close collaboration with AMC, the game will feature themes familiar to the TV series, where characters fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic, walker-infested world. A recurring theme of choosing the right survival strategy and making the most human choices possible is at the heart of the first-of-its-kind game.

 

The game launch will coincide with the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead Season 5 early next year.

 

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Next Games and AMC released today the first trailer for the new The Walking Dead mobile game, based on the popular AMC series. The never-before-seen trailer will also be shown at AMC’s The Walking Dead booth (#4237) at Comic Con International in San Diego this week.

The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, will be set in the world of the TV series, as opposed to previous mobile games which have been set in the world of the comics. A recurring theme of choosing the right survival strategy and making the most human choices possible is at the heart of the gameplay.

The game launch will coincide with the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead Season 5 early next year.

“Our approach is to stay true to the main themes of the TV show: survival strategy, finding safety for your people, balancing between right and wrong and, of course, action when it comes to fighting against the hordes of walkers. We respect the creators of The Walking Dead immensely and want this game to portray the world they have created as closely as possible,” said Teemu Huuhtanen, CEO, Next Games.

Article source: http://comicbook.com/blog/2014/07/22/the-walking-dead-no-mans-land-mobile-game-trailer-released/

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‘The Walking Dead: No Man's Land’ mobile game will be released in October to coincide with the TV show’s fifth season premiere.AMC ‘The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land’ mobile game will be released in October to coincide with the TV show’s fifth season premiere.

The first trailer has been released for a new video game that will let the Walking Dead stroll right into your smartphone.

“The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land” will launch alongside the Season 5 premiere of AMC’s TV phenomenon in October.

The trailer will also be shown at San Diego Comic Con.

Upcoming mobile video game ‘The Walking Dead: No Man's Land’ looks just like the show.AMC Upcoming mobile video game ‘The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land’ looks just like the show.

The game, developed by Next Games in collaboration with AMC, will feature “themes familiar to the TV series,” including survival strategies and making the right choices to avoid the omnipresent walkers.

It is specifically designed for smartphones and tablets.

“We respect the creators of ‘The Walking Dead’ immensely and want this game to portray the world they have created as closely as possible,” Next Games CEO Teemu Huuhtanen said.

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