What’s Going On With ‘The Walking Dead’s Rick Grimes Movie?

With the entertainment industry at a halt, fans of the franchise are left wondering when they’ll be able to see their favorite post-apocalyptic sheriff.

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Since the show’s debut in 2010, The Walking Dead has become a cultural sensation. Based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, AMC’s The Walking Dead has spawned two spinoffs and even has plans for a movie, which will show the return of Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes. But with the entertainment industry at a halt amidst the current virus, fans of the franchise are left wondering when they’ll be able to see their favorite post-apocalyptic sheriff. Fortunately, the film’s producers have spoken about the current state of The Walking Dead’s first theatrical release.

 

 

During Skybound Entertainment’s Skybound Expo, Walking Dead producers David Alpert and Robert Kirkman addressed the status of the Rick Grimes movie, saying:

There’s tons of stuff going on behind the scenes. I don’t want anyone to think that we’re just kind of waiting around for this pandemic to end. I would say that, if anything, the pandemic is going to make a lot of movies better. I think the Rick Grimes movie chief among them, just because we’re getting a lot more time to cook this thing and make sure it’s perfect. But when things do quiet down, you guys are going to hear a ton more about this movie.

 

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So it appears that we will still be seeing the Rick Grimes movie sometime in the future. Although we don’t yet know what it’s going to be about, it’s a pretty safe bet to say that it will follow Rick Grimes after he was taken away by the helicopter at the end of season 9. The show may have been steadily declining in quality since season 5, but just because we may be done with The Walking Dead as a television series, that doesn’t mean we have to be done with the franchise as a whole.

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