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Kevin Durand Being Considered For Negan Role On The Walking Dead?

kevin-durand-negan-the-walking-deadAccording to Nuke The Fridge, on a recent conference call with actor Kevin Durand from FX Networks’ The Strain, the actor revealed that he’s been approached to play a character known as Negan in AMC’s The Walking Dead.

Durand is quoted as saying, “I’ve had a lot of people with The Walking Dead talk to me, mentioned that they see me for a character named ‘Negan,’ but I haven’t read the comic.”

As most of you know, Negan is the latest villain to be introduced in Issue 100 of the hit comic book series The Walking Dead. Negan is the…well, vocal, leader of a hardened group of men known as “The Saviors”.

The big question remains: how accurate is this information? One would think that if Durand was an actual candidate (no LOST pun intended) to play Negan, he wouldn’t go around telling everyone about it. Also, with this latest casting news, it’s safe to say that Negan would be showing up until at least the finale of Season 5, or early-on in Season 6.

Do you think Kevin Durand would make a good Negan? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below!

Sebastian Compagnucci

Sebastian Compagnucci

Sebastian is the lead host of The Walking Dead Enthusiasts Podcast. In his spare time, you can find him watching trashy reality television like Survivor and Big Brother.
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  • Maluthesis

    I don’t see how they could do Negan any justice. I mean, this guy uses the “F” bomb every other word and that’s really what makes him great. Without the harsh abuse of language, I fear Negan on the show will be lame!

  • DeadCrazy

    It is going to be difficult to bring Negan into the show, just given the fact that we have been desensitized by a lot of “bad guys” who have done horrendous things to our beloved group (poor Hershel!). In the comic, Negan is the villain of all villains. But without his foul mouth, he may seem like just another watered down bad guy. Just a thought!