Norman Reedus‘s character in the hit AMC series The Walking Dead is about to get his own spin-off film, according to reports.
In The Walking Dead, Reedus plays Daryl Dixon, the expert tracker whose weapon of choice is a crossbow.
Initially part of an ensemble cast, Daryl has become the central player in the series, as other stars have seen their characters meet violent ends.
According to a report in We Got This Covered, AMC is currently in talks to develop a standalone Daryl Dixon film.
“As far as the chronology of the Walking Dead-verse is concerned, Daryl’s standalone film will presumably take place after either season 11 or 12,” says the post.
The film will supposedly “see him searching for former series protagonist Rick Grimes while throwing in some flashbacks with his volatile brother Merle, who died in season 3 episode 15, ‘This Sorrowful Life.’”
The report will come as spiriting news for fans of the series who have been left disappointed after The Walking Dead season 10 finale was postponed until later this year due to the coronavirus.
Hande hoche! wrote: »
Sure there was talk of Rick Grimes spin off films. Didn't amount to much...
Speaking to Collider, chief content officer Gimple explained that the movies are still happening, although the pandemic has meant that they are taking a little bit longer to make sure that they get things "right".
"We're following the same general plan but movies take a little longer and we're playing with it in all sorts of directions," he said. "And then, the pandemic happened, which gave us the opportunity or the necessity to do that.
"We're still doing that. Andy is super involved. [Creator Robert Kirkman] is super involved. It really is proceeding. It's just that current circumstances have given us a little extra time that we seem to need anyways. We really want to do it right."
Gimple added: "We've been working on the script and playing around with different aspects of it, but it's still fairly early in there.