The Walking Dead movie has got its first teaser. Rick Grimes will be the main character of the story and it’s bound to be amazing.
BEWARE: Spoilers for ‘The Walking Dead’ ahead
There is not much to take away from the trailer. But the fact that it is happening and will have Rick as the main character is something to take solace in.
But we knew that already, didn’t we?
The chief content officer of The Walking Dead, Scott Gimple said in November 2018 that the upcoming movie is first in a trilogy of movies.
Now, that is intriguing.
Speaking in an interview, he said:
“It is really important for the audience to know that we are going to be continuing to tell the story of Rick Grimes in these AMC Studios original films. We don’t want this thing to be like, ‘Oh, well, he’ll be back on the show any moment now’.
“We are telling Rick’s story in another medium, and it’s going to be these AMC Studios original films. They’re going to be on AMC, most probably. They’re centred around Rick Grimes. “
“We’re going to tell the story of what happens after that helicopter flight, and these are going to be big, epic entertainments.”
“That’s what’s been happening in the industry. We’ve seen Netflix make these, basically, studio films for people to watch in their homes, and we’re going to be doing the same sort of thing here.”
But if you ain’t got much time for Grimes, then fear not, as Gimple said this film trilogy is just the beginning.
He said: “We are talking about a trilogy for this Rick Grimes story. It doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the only Rick Grimes stories we’re ever going to tell, and also they’re probably not going to be the only movies that we tell.
“The Rick Grimes story, of course, is the biggest thing that we’re doing right off the bat, but we’re going to be doing a number of different Walking Dead things over the next few years. A universe of stuff.
“We’re not going to release it all at once. We’re going to be putting things out over the years for maximum effect. We don’t want to overwhelm folks with it.”
Although Rick won’t be back on the show, it looks like that we have plenty of Rick Grimes to look forward to.