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The Walking Dead teases the return of Rick Grimes in short trailer for upcoming feature film


The Walking Dead teases the return of Rick Grimes in short trailer for upcoming feature film

Fans are getting a taste of the upcoming The Walking Dead movie, albeit a small one.

Just after the flagship AMC series took center stage at Comic-Con in San Diego on Friday to promote the upcoming tenth season, the first teaser for the upcoming feature film starring original series protagonist Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) was shown. 

The brief teaser begins with what appears to be the helicopter that flew the believed -dead Rick from Alexandria, Virginia. 

First taste: AMC released the first teaser for the upcoming Walking Dead movie that stars original series protagonist Rick Grimes

First taste: AMC released the first teaser for the upcoming Walking Dead movie that stars original series protagonist Rick Grimes

With a dark and ominous look and feel, the chopper flies into a city skyline.

Then, just as the Walking Dead logo appears, the show’s familiar and eerie music begins to play.

The teaser ends with the caption: ‘Rick Grimes Returns Only In Theaters.’ 

Ominous: The brief teaser begins with what appears to be the helicopter that flew the believed -dead Rick from Alexandria, Virginia

Ominous: The brief teaser begins with what appears to be the helicopter that flew the believed -dead Rick from Alexandria, Virginia

With a dark and ominous look and feel, the chopper flies into a city skyline

With a dark and ominous look and feel, the chopper flies into a city skyline

When the series premiered in 2010, it centered on sheriff’s deputy Grimes as he woke up from a coma to discover the world in the midst of the zombie apocalypse. 

He would eventually become the leader of a group of survivors from the Atlanta, Georgia region that included his wife, Lori, and son, Carl.

Around the time of his exit from the show in 2018, there was talk that Lincoln would reprise his role in at least three spinoff films. 

Then, just as the Walking Dead logo appears, the show's familiar and eerie music begins to play

Then, just as the Walking Dead logo appears, the show’s familiar and eerie music begins to play

Tease! It ends with the promotion that original series protagonist Rick Grimes is returning

Tease! It ends with the promotion that original series protagonist Rick Grimes is returning

Here’s what the franchise’s Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple had to say last November about the direction of the movies, as reported by Collider.

‘We’re going to tell the story of what happens after that helicopter flight, and these are going to be big, epic entertainments. Each are quality films.’

Gimple added, ‘We are talking about a trilogy for this Rick Grimes story. It doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the only Rick Grimes stories we’re ever going to tell, and also they’re probably not going to be the only movies that we tell. 

Production on the first Lincoln-led film is set to kick-off sometime this year. 

Season 10 of The Walking Dead has been slated to premiere on October 6.

He's back! Andrew Lincoln is expected to reprise his role as Rick Grimes for three spinoff movies made for theatrical release

He’s back! Andrew Lincoln is expected to reprise his role as Rick Grimes for three spinoff movies made for theatrical release

 

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