Rumors have run rampant across the internets this week that AMC’s The Walking Dead may be secretly casting “Negan” from the popular comic book series, to make a debut in the final part of season six of the smash television hit drama. For those of you not familiar with “Negan”, he is the leader of a group of survivors known as the “saviors”, whom is “Brutal, foul-mouthed and possesses a twisted sense of humor”. He also *spoiler alert* kills Glenn in the comic books, with a baseball bat named “Lucille”,3D Mauergraffiti 59878 Fototapeten Wandbild Fototapete BildTapete Familie DE that is covered in barbed wire, and drenched in zombie blood. I love Glenn as much as the next dude, but that’s pretty badass.
While this rumor may be untrue, it has got us thinking about the casting, and whom we would love to see play the brutal force. In today’s article, we will discuss whom we would love to see helm the role, and you can chime in with your thoughts in our comments with your ideal actor. 3D Meadow 469 Wallpaper Murals Wall Print Wallpaper Mural AJ WALL AU Summer
While maybe a stretch for most, it has been revealed that Henry Rollins, former frontman for the hardcore punk band “Black Flag”, 3D Meadow House Trees 02 Open Windows WallPaper Murals Wall Print AJ Carlyand universally accepted badass, was the original inspiration for the character. Rollins is now in his fifties, rocking gray hair, and entertaining us all on his History Channel series 10 Things You Don’t Know About (wait, Abraham Lincoln was possibly gay?), Rollins still looks jacked and ready to rage, and I wouldn’t fucking cross him. He would be a natural fit. Plus fuck, there’s this:
Jon Hamm obviously has the AMC connection, after finishing his run on the hit show MadMen, the physicality to play the character, and the acting chops to make it believable, more tellingly his recent comments fan the flames of this choice. When asked last March about his interest in possibly playing this character, Hamm coyly responded to creator Robert Kirkman:3D Meadow Sky 9788 Open Windows WallPaper Murals Wall Print Decal Deco AJ WALL
“Robert, call me. Come on, I don’t know. We’ll see. It would be fun, that’s for sure.”
While perhaps a reach, this would be my personal favorite, and would love to see it happen. Hamm also has a habit of jumping at any project that greatly interests him, and how fun would it be to explore a character of that depth, on possibly the largest hit show currently running on cable television? Get your martini shaker ready, Rick.
I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t watch The Strain on FX, after reading the poor reviews on the AV Club, but I do recall his work on season four of Lost, and he is obviously an imposing mountain of fury, capable of leading men. Plus he’s already added to his resume his turn as psychotic neo-nazi “Jeeves Tremor” in Smokin’ Aces, so there’s that. I could live with this choice.3D Mechanical Gears 045 Wall Paper Exclusive MXY Wallpaper Mural Decal Indoor AJ
Rourke is even older than Rollins by nearly a solid decade, and pushing 64, but when I personally think of “Negan”, my thoughts naturally wander to Rourke’s portrayal of “Marv” in Robert Rodriguez’s adaptation of Frank Miller’s Sin City, which was as epic of a comeback for an actor as John Travolta’s role in Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. So there’s the obvious connection of him comfortably becoming a character from a graphic novel, and he followed up this role with the Academy Award nominated best actor performance in The Wrestler.
Since then, he’s made appearances in the action movie series The Expendables, but mostly has been under the radar, so this could be his second huge comeback, 3D Meer Blitz 886 Fototapeten Wandbild Fototapete BildTapete Familie DE Kyraand if he was itching for a challenge, I would be okay with this casting choice.
He’s not that imposing, only stands about 5’7″, but he’s by far the most psychotic person I know. It’s not unusual for him to flip a table in rage after losing a game of Madden, or taking his video games in for a trade, and thinking they were undervalued. The only person I know who is banned from GameStop, over his unprovoked rage. Probably a wildcard for the role, but I figured I’d mention him.
3D Meer Heißluft -Ballon 6 Fototapeten Wandbild Fototapete BildTapete Familie DEHow could Tom Hardy not be mentioned, after his iconic role as “Bane”, the dude who actually broke Batman’s back. He was menacing in Bronson, and since has bulked up even more, moving from The Dark Knight Rises, to Mad Max: Fury Road. While certainly also a stretch, but no more than my crazy cousin, I could see him playing this role.
So who would play “Negan” in your ideal world? Tell us in the comments!