'Walking Dead' Rick Grimes Movies Add Another Popular Character
The Walking Dead Season 9 is on hiatus until February and the Rick Grimes-focused movies are still a big mystery, but there’s still some news for eager Walking Dead fans.
At Fan Fest San Jose, Walking Dead actor Pollyanna McIntosh teased what we can expect from the upcoming movies.
Spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 9 below.
“I can be very clear in assuming” Anne will be part of the movies, McIntosh said, according to Fan Fest News. “We’re going to see where Rick is, so she would be there. … Things are in process right now. It’s exciting. I’m not ready to leave her behind yet.”
Going into Season 9, fans knew the AMC series would be saying goodbye to Rick Grimes because Andrew Lincoln was only going to appear in the first half of the season. After months of speculation about how he’d be written out, his exit was somewhat lacking. After the episode ended, fans learned they wouldn’t be saying goodbye to him at all.
In his final episode, Rick was impaled on rebar. He managed to pull himself off it and stay ahead of a herd of walkers, even with a few stops for hallucinations of dead friends along the way. Then, as his friends and family watched, he blew up the bridge he was on to take out that herd. They all think he’s dead, but Anne found him on the riverbank and convinced the people in the helicopter to take him.
Following the episode, AMC announced a series of films continuing Rick’s story. “The first film will explore the story of where Rick is taken and what he faces in a new corner of the zombie apocalypse,” according to the network.
“We’re starting with the first part of the continuing story of Rick Grimes, and there is much more on the way, featuring yet-unseen worlds of The Walking Dead and faces from the show’s past, as well as new characters we hope to become favorites, told by TWD veterans and emerging voices,” Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple said in a statement. “We want to break new ground with different, distinct stories, all part of the same world that’s captured our imagination for nearly a decade of the Dead.”
Since the first film is supposed to focus on where Rick is taken, it only makes sense that Anne be part of it. “There will definitely be more of an understanding of the community that they came from and that I’m going to with them,” McIntosh said at the Fan Fest panel.
We know Anne was supposed to deliver people — classified as As and Bs — to the people in the helicopter. She classified Rick as a “B” when she asked them to save him. It sounds like we may finally learn what each letter stands for in these movies.
The Walking Dead Season 9 continues on Sunday, February 10 at 9 p.m. on AMC.
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