THE WALKING DEAD Producer On Season 3′s Arc-Heavy Newbies, Banner Image Arrives

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Another version of the Walking Dead Comic-Con poster has arrived online, along with some fresh insights on the upcoming third season from showrunner Glen Mazzara.

While the poster doesn’t contain any new information (though I feel remiss for not mentioning the helicopter before), we know that some of you prefer the banner versions. Check it out below and click to enlarge:

Speaking to EW.com, Mazzara offered up a few more clues on the upcoming season’s story arc-heavy arrivals. The katana-wielding Michonne (Danai Gurira) was introduced towards the end of last season, an introduction noted for its badassery and the fact that she was accompanied by two chained walkers. This also hints that Michonne is not exactly adjusted to the company of other humans. Mazzara notes:

“Just like in the comic books, she is a badass and she hates the walkers more than anything else. She treats them with contempt. What’s interesting about the version of this character is she has a lot of trouble fitting into human society. She’s probably better off staying out there alone with the walkers. She’ll be very interesting and a complicated character to bring into the fold, if we even do that. She gives us a lot to play with.”

It certainly seems like it. Given her ‘lone wolf’ experience, it’s worth considering whether Michonne saved Andrea from certain zombie death because her moral compass is in check, or because she hates walkers? It might not matter in the grand scheme of things, but it would tell us something about where her head (and heart) is currently at.

As for the Governor, Mazzara focused on the person assigned to portray him, David Morrissey, and was keen to point out his suitability to understanding the arc-heavy character:

“[We need] somebody who can serve as the foundation, the pillar, for an entire storyline, an entire world of Woodbury. David has the strength to do that. I also think that David’s approach to the character was spot on. He understands that this is an interesting, complex, multilayered, dark figure, and he’s very interested in playing that.”

If Morrissey can nail the villain character while making it as layered and nuanced as Mazzara suggests, then we could be in for quite a ride. Fans will get a first-look at footage from the third season at next week’s Comic-Con. We’ll of course keep you updated on The Walking Dead and your other favorite seriables.

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