4 Times The Walking Dead Twisted The Truth

4 Times The Walking Dead Twisted The Truth

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2018-01-03    2 min read

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has said that he sometimes “makes stuff up” when an actor asked him about a scene from the comic book. The actors are getting ready for a role, so in order not to be “rude,” he just lies about the dialogue. But his biggest lies are said on stage, in interviews, with the entire world watching.

Robert Kirkman | Photo Credit Rolling Stone

The first major lie Robert Kirkman told fans was the that The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead would never cross over. While he’s not the head honcho at AMC, he is someone who should be an authority on the show and the comic book.

This, however, is a lie we can get behind because it benefits fans in the end. But some of the others are less forgivable.

The Walking Dead’s Biggest Lie (So Far)

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

The biggest lie in the history of The Walking Dead (so far) is Glenn’s fake dumpster death. Not only did they end an episode with Glenn (presumably) being ripped to shreds by walkers, but they even took the actors name from the credits.

A few episodes later, we finally caught up with Glenn Rhee. Apparently, the guts on top of him were coming from the other guy. Somehow, he managed to wiggle his way underneath a dumpster to freedom.

Hundreds of walkers surrounded him, but the visual was purposefully deceiving.

This Makes Us Wonder About…

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

Next, there’s the other death of Glenn Rhee, which was much more real. After a long cliffhanger, we finally caught up with Negan and his potential victims. The writers shocked us when they killed Abraham and then Glenn (since we expected one death), but they deceived fans and actors by filming every single death.

When Rick Grimes was dealing with these deaths, he thought about everyone dying. In order to show this on screen, they showed nearly every single character getting hit with Lucille. The images were meant to throw off fans during the offseason.

The Walking Dead Season 8B | Photo Credit AMC

In addition to the three lies above, let’s talk about a potential fourth lie that could be coming our way. In order to top Glenn’s dumpster death, we have to think a little larger. Are they actually lying about the death of Carl Grimes?

Rick Grimes various flashbacks make us wonder about his perceived reality, but other fan theories include (a.) walker bite with dentures, (b.) a Whisperer bite / human bite, or (c.) the possibility immunity of Carl Grimes. If any of these are true, they’re going out of their way to lie to us right now.

Do you really think Carl Grimes is going to die (read more here)?

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Brock Swinson

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Brock Swinson is a contributor at MMN, Airows, and Creative Screenwriting Magazine. He is also the author of 'How Hollywood Screenwriters Annihilate Writer's Block,' which includes advice from Aaron Sorkin, William Monahan, and Cary Fukunaga. Get it for free or listen to interviews at the "Creative Principles with Brock Swinson" podcast on the website above.

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