Walking Dead Movie Gets An Update From Robert Kirkman
They're still working on it and don't know when it is coming out.
There are still Walking Dead movies coming out featuring the return of Rick Grimes; however, news about production of these movies has been pretty quiet. Are they even happening anymore? Luckily, at the Robert Kirkman panel at Comic-Con 2021, the creator of the comic book series gave us a little bit of an update about what's happening.
Yes, the movies are still happening, but pre-production is moving slowly, and there's no release date yet. "I can't tell you," Kirkman said about the release date. "I could throw out a funny date. I don't know. It's definitely going to be before 2032. I wish there were more updates. There's a lot going on behind-the-scenes. Because we're pre-recording this, it's entirely possible that there are some details that are coming out around Comic-Con that I just don't know we're allowed to talk about yet. So I'm being a good boy, and I'm not going to spoil anything, but I will say there's exciting stuff happening behind-the-scenes, and I am as frustrated as you guys are that we have not been able to reveal everything to you and talk about it non stop."
Kirkman went on to reassure everyone that they want to make a quality film, while praising Rick Grimes himself, Andrew Lincoln. "Lincoln is amazing," explained Kirkman. "I miss seeing Andrew Lincoln running around as Rick Grimes. I can't wait until we're filming this thing and then this thing's coming out. It's gonna be awesome. You know everybody's working very hard to make this thing as good as it can be. All I will say, we don't want a bad Rick Grimes movie, right? We want an amazing Rick Grimes movie and so everybody behind-the-scenes is making sure that when this comes out it is worth the wait, and it is actually the special character building Rick Grimes journey that everybody wants it to be. And so we're not going to be rushing this thing out, and we're going to make sure that it's perfect. So that is what's going on behind-the-scenes, and when it finally comes out, when we're showing trailers and stuff, you'll see you'll be like, 'Ah, that's exactly what we wanted. I'm so glad they waited.'"
The Walking Dead movie rumors first started in 2016, and two years later, Walking Dead chief content officer Scott Gimple announced that three movies were in the works. At Comic-Con in 2019, it was announced Andrew Lincoln would return to play Rick Grimes in these three films. This announcement also revealed that the films would be hitting theaters and not made-for-TV. However, these movies are still in pre-production, and more than likely, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a delay.