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Comic-Con: The Walking Dead Panel Live Blog

Source:   ComingSoon.net
July 25, 2014




"The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, and Michael Cudlitz join executive producer and showrunner Scott Gimple, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick ("The Nerdist," "Talking Dead") to discuss the shocking finale of season 4 of "The Walking Dead" and what to look forward to in Season 5. Follow along starting at 12:20 p.m. Pacific Time!

You can read the archived version of our live blog below:

12:12
ComingSoon.net: Welcome to our live blog of The Walking Dead panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. The panel should start soon, so stay tuned.

12:14
Comment From Tom
I do love spending my work hours following these panels!!!

12:14
ComingSoon.net: Get back to work!

12:16
Comment From Matthew
Thank you comingsoon.net for the coverage

12:16
ComingSoon.net: No problem!

12:17
Comment From Guest
Will the trailer for Season 5 be debuted today?

12:17
Spencer Perry-SHH: I believe they debuted the season 4 trailer after their panel last year, so it's a possibility!

12:18
ComingSoon.net: If they do, we'll try to get it in our player asap. AMC's YouTube has the geo restrictions.

12:19
Comment From Jake
Where can i watch the Panel Live?

12:19
Spencer Perry-SHH: No live camera feeds for the panels unfortunately but we'll be recapping everything here.

12:19
Comment From Jeffrey
How long is the panel expected to last?

12:19
Spencer Perry-SHH: One hour I believe

12:21
Comment From Guest
So what kind of BBQ sauce are they using at Terminus? Because I'd recommend a sweet and tangy sauce.

12:21
Spencer Perry-SHH: Sweet Baby Ray's is my favorite

12:22
Comment From Tim
how do the panels usually work? just showing footage and q/a with actors?

12:22
Spencer Perry-SHH: Pretty much

12:23
Comment From Joseph
Which cast members are attending the panel ?

12:23
Spencer Perry-SHH: I don't think they've said, but it should be starting shortly!

12:23
Comment From MattyDC
Will the premiere episode of season 5 be screened?

12:23
Spencer Perry-SHH: Doubtful

12:23
Comment From Guest
Thanks for your coverage, appreciate it!

12:23
Spencer Perry-SHH: You're welcome!

12:24
Comment From Bartimus
Do you think they will address the possible spin off show they were planning?

12:24
Spencer Perry-SHH: Ooo, I hope so!

12:24
Comment From Fangy
Are you in the Hall? Please would you be able to tell us which order they are sitting in?

12:24
Spencer Perry-SHH: Our man Josh Starnes is in the hall, he'll be joining us shortly.

12:24
Comment From João Paulo - BR
There is a chance for a first trailer of season 5 today?

12:24
Spencer Perry-SHH: I think so

12:25
Comment From Guest
Help me

12:25
Spencer Perry-SHH: Are you being eaten by zombies?

12:25
Comment From Guest
you mean walkers :)

12:25
Spencer Perry-SHH: Oh yeah, them too

12:26
Comment From Guest
Will comments be disabled when the panel starts so they don't flood the feed?

12:26
Spencer Perry-SHH: We'll bring in any relevant questions during the actual panel, otherwise it'll be all our live bloggers

12:26
Comment From Guest
I think ive turned

12:27
Spencer Perry-SHH: Well, you know what comes next

12:27
Comment From harman
when will the trailer come out?

12:27
Spencer Perry-SHH: I'm guessing when the panel wraps up.

12:27
Comment From Rutiger Smoot
What other panels will comingsoon cover today?

12:27
Spencer Perry-SHH: Game of Thrones, Marvel Television, and 20th Century Fox!

12:28
Comment From Ade
How do you decide what comments show up? Obviously cussing etc won`t be shown, but so far nothing I`ve sent comes up! Is this thing working? :)

12:28
Joshua Starnes: And here comes the director of Comic Con

12:28
Spencer Perry-SHH: We read you loud and clear

12:28
Joshua Starnes: Lots of TV fans here - lots of zombie fans too

12:30
Joshua Starnes: Here comes Chris Hardwicke to be his Chris Hardwicke self

12:31
Joshua Starnes: He went to the set 4 weeks ago and said Season 5 is super intense from the get go - the most intense they've ever been

12:31
Joshua Starnes: Here comes Scott Gimple (showrunner) and Robert Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert (that's a lot of executive producers) and Greg Nicotero

12:32
Joshua Starnes: We'll find out why they were all put that train car at the end of the season

12:32
Joshua Starnes: and here comes some little bit of the 5th episode of season 5

12:33
Comment From Guest
can we watch this live some where?

12:33
Spencer Perry-SHH: No, hence the live blog :)

12:34
Comment From Termite
Wait... what ! We'll find out at the end of the season ???

12:34
Spencer Perry-SHH: He meant at the end of season 4

12:34
Joshua Starnes: Which turns out to be a nifty gag video

12:35
Joshua Starnes: with the characters playing poker and betting with pieces of bacon made out of other members of the group

12:35
Joshua Starnes: it's funnier than it sounds

12:35
Joshua Starnes: This season is about who do the characters become after doing unspeakable things to stay alive

12:35
Joshua Starnes: 'We will see the story of Terminus, how it happened'

12:36
Joshua Starnes: Looks like we were going to get a Negan question, but Kirkman cuts it off right away

12:36
Joshua Starnes: 'Very quickly we're going to start getting back on track dealing with comic events,' Kirkman says

12:37
Joshua Starnes: At the end of the day it will be very close to the comics

12:37
Joshua Starnes: Rick has become 'mega kung fu grip Rick'

12:38
Joshua Starnes: They're very different, very dangerous people now

12:39
Joshua Starnes: There will be some suburban/urban settings 'perhaps inspired by the comic book' in season 5

12:39
Joshua Starnes: or as they call them 'tick, insect and chigger free zones'

12:40
Spencer Perry-SHH: Impossible to find those in Georgia :)

12:40
Joshua Starnes: teasing an actual promo piece for Season 5

12:40
Joshua Starnes: 'We have a long standing objective to hire anyone who has been attached to the Wire on the show'

12:41
Spencer Perry-SHH: They need to get Idris Elba on there then :)

12:41
Joshua Starnes: And they continue to succeed -- The Wire's Detective Carter joins this year

12:41
Joshua Starnes: Word!

12:41
Comment From Guest
carver ;)

12:42
Joshua Starnes: Some nasty makeup effects of new Walker effects - one who has been underwater for an extended length of time

12:43
Joshua Starnes: Nicotero has been experimenting with newer and newer effects and ways to expand the Walking Dead world

12:43
Joshua Starnes: Another clip on the way

12:44
Joshua Starnes: the first sneak peak of seaons 5

12:48
Joshua Starnes: Men in gas masks drive the group out of the train car


12:48
Joshua Starnes: Furious gun battles take place within Terminus

12:48
Joshua Starnes: Ending with the group tied up over a drain, getting ready to be butchered for meat

12:49
Joshua Starnes: Then they're out on the road . . . seemingly convincing their captors that they need to get to Washington to cure the Walker menace

12:49
Joshua Starnes: They spend a lot of time fighting zombies in the wild, helped by a new aide from Terminus

12:51
Joshua Starnes: But always asking about whether they can trust the people from Terminus

12:51
Joshua Starnes: Ends with Rick, back in full Rick zone, mowing down a line of Walkers with an AK

12:52
Joshua Starnes: Then out comes the whole cast, with Andrew Lincoln sporting full Rick beard

12:53
ComingSoon.net: You can view the trailer at the following link. We're also adding it to our player for those who can't view it in other countries: https://www.youtube.com/wat...

12:53
Joshua Starnes: They talk about his method for becoming Rick -- which is followed by a video of Lincoln before a number of takes across the season, yelling and screaming and hitting anything in reach to get into character

12:54
Joshua Starnes: They're talking about how each goes through the process of getting into the space of where the characters are now

12:54
Joshua Starnes: Lauren Cohan "I just poor a vat of blood over myself every day now'

12:55
Joshua Starnes: Michael Cudlitz makes his Comic Con debut

12:56
Joshua Starnes: Rick, Glenn, Lauren Cohan, Abraham, Michonne, Norman Reedus

12:56
Joshua Starnes: I'm skipping a couple

12:57
Joshua Starnes: can't see themn all in close up

12:58
Joshua Starnes: Danai "playing Michonne vulnerable is very challenging, keeps me on my toes'

12:58
Joshua Starnes: Melissa McBride is next to Danai

12:58
Joshua Starnes: getting presented with a big bocquet of flowers

12:59
Joshua Starnes: gibes them to Norman

12:59
Joshua Starnes: talking about how Carol has changed heading into Season 5

12:59
Joshua Starnes: 'She is prepared to do anything'

1:01
Joshua Starnes: Chad Coleman, sitting next to Melissa, talks about Tyrese's place of mind

1:01
ComingSoon.net: Well, unfortunately AMC is not allowing us to add it to our player. So we'll use the YouTube embed. Sorry about that.

1:02
Joshua Starnes: 'There was no time when he lost track of her humanity,' he says of Lizzie

1:02
Joshua Starnes: 'It's a twisted world . . . hope doesn't look warm and fuzzy any more'

1:02
Joshua Starnes: Next to Chad is Emily Kinney, then book ended by Norman

1:03
Joshua Starnes: Rest assured Beth is out there and will turn up in Season 5

1:03
Joshua Starnes: 'I can't tell you really anything . . . i can tell you she's gotten a lot stronger'

1:03
Joshua Starnes: 'Darryl taught her some survival skills' 'what, you mean how to get drunk?'

1:04
Joshua Starnes: Warm reaction for Norman Reedus

1:04
Joshua Starnes: 'I thought they were going to kill me off in episode 2 . . . I had no idea' this is where I'd end up.

'None of these cast members are the same as in season 1'

1:04
Joshua Starnes: 'Everyone is so beat up now'

1:05
Joshua Starnes: Andrew Lincoln's veddy veddy british accent is quite different from the bearded rick face

1:06
Joshua Starnes: Carl makes his way out onto the stage

1:06
Joshua Starnes: Looking very old compared to his season 1 picture

1:07
Joshua Starnes: he's trying to talk while Norman takes his picture, and finds it very difficult

1:07
Joshua Starnes: 'Growing up on the show has been so much fun'

1:07
Joshua Starnes: 'It's been 1/3rd of my life'

1:07
Joshua Starnes: That makes everyone feel old.

1:08
Joshua Starnes: They are refusing to say anything about exactly where Beth is or who has her

1:09
Joshua Starnes: norman flips off Hardwicke while he tries to take a cast selfie

1:10
Joshua Starnes: Norman said that about thinking he was getting killed off early

1:10
Joshua Starnes: Button lady is back for another question

1:11
Joshua Starnes: 'Button lady brings the room down with a serious question'

1:12
Joshua Starnes: Button lady is a convention regular who asks questions often, always bedecked in many thousands of buttons

1:12
Joshua Starnes: She was the 'flare lady' from the Screen Gems panel earlier

1:12
Joshua Starnes: She asks about the surprise of having Tyrese forgiving Carol, whether she thought she would get killed or not

1:14
Joshua Starnes: A woman in a wheelchair wants to know where the disabled Walkers are -- Scott Gimbal returns to answer 'there were was in episode 6 last year . . . as we go on we'll see all sorts of different walkers . . . you're going to see a lot of stuff . . . i'm going to eat some pudding now'

1:14
Joshua Starnes: Carl has a giant can of pudding he came out with

1:14
Joshua Starnes: he and norman (Darryl) have been nibbling form it

1:14
Joshua Starnes: None so far

1:15
Joshua Starnes: A man dressed up as a zombie comes up to ask a question -- they sic Button Lady on him

1:16
Joshua Starnes: He has a pretty good joke question about what the cast is doing to raise awareness of the Infected and Walkers

1:16
Joshua Starnes: Hardwicke has a pretty good joke response

1:17
Joshua Starnes: Cudlitz: "Take a nap, you'll be fine'

1:17
Joshua Starnes: It is definitely comicon now

1:18
Joshua Starnes: New Question 'What character death on the show affectred you the most?'

1:18
Joshua Starnes: Andrew Lincoln 'That would have to be my wife . . . but then in season 4 I called Scott Gimpal and said 'I miss Herschel so much' and he said 'that's the point.'

1:19
Joshua Starnes: Steven says 'Glenn had so many moments with people who weren't on screen, then gone'

1:19
Joshua Starnes: Chris: 'Was Merle's death hard for Darryl, or weirdly freeing'

1:20
Joshua Starnes: 'A little bit of both -- Darryl's found his sense of selfworth, and Merle might have held him back'

1:21
Joshua Starnes: A young woman wants to know how they get into character - Steven says he's been taking a lot of pointers from Andrew Lincoln 'if you look at our b-roll, five seconds before action we're all 'aaaaiiii!!!''

1:22
Joshua Starnes: Lauren: 'It's so weird, we've done so much now the crew must be use to us being so strange'

1:22
Joshua Starnes: Danai "you don't have to go to that place every episode -- like the episode with me and Carl in the house'

1:23
Joshua Starnes: Chris: "Carl has had some of the most difficult tasks . . .'

1:23
Joshua Starnes: Whatever he was going to ask is interrupted by Norman taking a selfie with the whole hall

1:24
Joshua Starnes: Chris: '. . . is Carl in turmoil?'

Chandler: 'I don't know . . . . there was a maze out there which I used to walk through, it got me in the mindset of not knowing where I was and where I was going'

1:24
Joshua Starnes: They yell at Robert Kirkman to come out so that a fan could tell him how much he loves his comics

1:25
Joshua Starnes: 'How do you prepare for the lost of humanity from what's been happening, or Robert how do you come up with it?'

1:26
Joshua Starnes: Andrew: 'I listen to music a lot . . . Prince, Purple Rain I love . . . for the Laurie scene I listened to one song over and over again, it gets you thinking really dark thoughts.'

1:27
Joshua Starnes: Kirkman: 'It wears on you. There are periods where I'm working on Walking Dead for many days on end and it gets to you; it helps that I have other projects so that I can get away from it . . . though all of those are pretty dark too.'

1:27
Joshua Starnes: And that's ending the panel, so we're getting the trailer one more time.

1:27
Spencer Perry-SHH: You guys can check out the trailer over here> http://www.superherohype.co...

1:29
Spencer Perry-SHH: Also, we'll be launching our Game of Thrones panel live blog shortly if you're interested in that!

http://www.comingsoon.net/n...

1:29
ComingSoon.net: Thanks guys!


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