When news first broke that Andrew Lincoln was leaving The Walking Dead, naturally, the fandom was heart-broken. That heartbreak softened ever so slightly when news that a series of films focusing on Rick Grimes was in the works. After Friday’s presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, fans are pumped!
Shortly after the show’s Hall H panel, the very first teaser dropped for the upcoming untitled Rick Grimes film. The teaser doesn’t reveal much, but it’s enough to sent chills through your body just from pure excitement. It starts with the whirring sounds of a helicopter. The aircraft appears out of the darkness and is flying towards a city skyline lit by either the rising or setting sun. The helicopter disappears and the words “The Walking Dead” appear with a familiar symbol embedded within the wording. The video does a dramatic fade to black before the words “Rick Grimes Returns” appears. Cue the chills!
Check out the teaser below.
An anticipated premiere date has not yet been revealed. However, the upcoming film will only be released in theaters. The film will be distributed by Universal.
Andrew Lincoln left The Walking Dead series in the show’s 9th season. He recently had plans to return to the series and direct an episode for the 10th season. It was also revealed today that due to scheduling conflicts, his directorial debut wouldn’t be happening this season.
What do you think about the first teaser for the upcoming Rick Grimes movie? Are you excited to see how the show will tie into the film? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below.
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