Ever since The Walking Dead Season 6 finale aired in early April, there has been one big question on fans' minds: who did Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) kill? In Robert Kirkman's comic books, Negan's victim was Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun), but since Glenn already went through his own near-death experience early on in Season 6, some fans believed that Negan's victim may be someone else in the series. Today we have new rumors from the set, regarding the suspicious absences of two beloved cast members. There will be potential SPOILERS below, so read on at your own risk.
The first report comes from Celeb Dirty Laundry, whose sources claim that Steven Yeun hasn't been seen on the set during the production of Season 7's second and third episodes. In fact, the actor even posted a recent video on Facebook, which teased that he's currently in South Korea, filming a new movie entitled Okja for Brad Pitt's Plan B Productions. This report claims Steven Yeun's absence serves as confirmation that he is Negan's victim, but this isn't the first time we've heard that Glenn is dead.
Shortly after the Season 6 finale, a YouTube user slowed down the video and audio from the shot where Negan bashed his unknown victim's head in, which certainly did sound a lot like Glenn. The show's producers have claimed that there are no clues provided in this scene as to who the victim is, so we'll just have to wait and see. Another report has also surfaced which claims another cast member has been visibly absent.
The Spoiling Dead Fans revealed on Facebook that Glenn's wife Maggie( Lauren Cohan) was nowhere to be found towards the end of filming on Episode 3. Of course, that doesn't mean that Maggie was Negan's victim either, and it should be noted that the actress has also been filming a role in the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me as well. If Maggie does in fact die, either by Negan's bat or at some point in the first three episodes, it may be another crushing blow to the fans, especially since Maggie was pregnant at the end of Season 6.
In related Walking Dead news, it has been widely rumored that fans will get to meet Ezekiel and The Kingdom this season on The Walking Dead. A casting call surfaced a few months ago which hinted that the show was casting Ezekiel, although this casting has not been announced yet. It was recently rumored that Lost star Harold Perrineau has been cast as the leader of The Kingdom, but the actor shut down those reports on social media earlier this week. There have also been rumors that Ezekie's tiger Shiva will be portrayed through a mixture of animatronics and CGI, with this latest report revealing that a puppet version of Shiva was spotted in a production truck.
This report also claims that the show is concealing the casting of Ezekiel, so they can make the big reveal at their annual Comic Con panel next month. The trailer that will be shown to the SDCC crowd will reportedly feature plenty of footage of Ezekiel and Shiva, in hopes that it will turn attention away from the Negan's victim controversy. Take a look at Harold Perrineau's tweet below, where he shoots down rumors that he is playing Ezekiel in The Walking Dead Season 7.
Hey @WalkingDead_AMC fans...as much as I love the show...I'm not a part of it.— Harold Perrineau (@HaroldPerrineau) June 8, 2016
Looking forward to season 7.