This is the time of year when The Walking Dead rumors begin flying fast and furious, and they all should be taken with bucketfuls of salt. After all, it was around this time last year when rumors suggested that Glenn had filmed his death scene, and as we know now, Glenn didn’t die in last season’s premiere (although he did come close).
This rumor is actually even more flimsy, and makes no sense whatsoever, but according to the folks over on The Spoiling Dead — which does track movements on The Walking Dead set better than anyone — we may have lost a huge fan favorite. No, not Rick. Not Daryl. And not Glenn or Maggie. But… Michonne?
From the Inquisitr:
Frequent cast sightings that have been confirmed already include Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Carl (Chandler Riggs), and Daryl (Norman Reedus) reporting to set today. Earlier this week, fans saw Walking Dead cast members Carol (Melissa McBride), Abraham (Michael Cudlitz), and Tara (Alanna Masterson.) Some Walking Dead fans may think Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) might not be around much as he’s had some recent run-ins with the law for a DUI arrest, but they’d be wrong. The person who seems to be mysteriously absent from most of the action, according to bystanders near filming of The Walking Dead, is Michonne (Danai Gurira.) She’s missing from set calls per most official Spoiling Dead Fans reports.
Make of that what you want. It really could mean anything: That Danai Gurira has been separated from the group and is filming scenes separately, that fans simply haven’t seen her yet, or that she’s been sneaking in the back or something.
It is worth noting, however, that the the Wolves — with their zombie horde — appear to be heading toward Alexandria, and that the opening episode could very well see massive bloodshed. It’s a show that can kill off anyone at any time, it’s done so in season premieres before, and that there hasn’t been a huge death on The Walking Dead since Tyreese.
But would it even make sense to kill off Michonne? Maybe? She is the moral center of the show now, and the moral centers on The Walking Dead tend to fare very poorly. Consider also that a new likely moral center will be joining the series as a regular, in Morgan, and that Michonne’s role in the series has been fairly limited recently (save for knocking Rick out near the end of last season).
What we do know, however, is that if The Walking Dead does kill off Michonne, there will be one very passionate subset of fans who will flip their sh*t.