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Mon Feb 20, 2012, 05:36 PM

***POTENTIAL SPOILER***Tom Savini Wants 'Walking Dead' Governor Role...

***for those who read the comics this is a cool read. for those who don't this may not make any sense as the character has yet to be introduced, and may inadvertently provide spoilers.***


Tom Savini Wants 'Walking Dead' Governor Role, But Is It John Hawkes' To Lose?



Even though we're not likely to see him until season three, there's little doubt that The Governor is going to find his way onto "The Walking Dead." Easily the cruelest, most memorable villain to ever grace the paneled pages of Robert Kirkman's zombie apocalypse, Philip Blake's eventual arrival on the AMC horror series isn't just likely, it's inevitable.

The question is, who will play the Governor? Ask horror legend Tom Savini, and he'll say it should be himself but he'll also say that Oscar nominated actor John Hawkes is the frontrunner for the part.

Speaking with MovieWeb, Savini the horror effects guru who counts "Dawn of the Dead" and "Friday the 13th" among his many credits revealed his desire to get a role as The Governor on "The Walking Dead," and his belief that the role already belongs to Hawkes.




read more: http://splashpage.mtv.com/2012/02/01/walking-dead-governor-john-hawkes-tom-savini/

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Reply ***POTENTIAL SPOILER***Tom Savini Wants 'Walking Dead' Governor Role... (Original post)
Soylent Brice Feb 2012 OP
MrScorpio Feb 2012 #1
Amerigo Vespucci Feb 2012 #2
Noodleboy13 Feb 2012 #3
Soylent Brice Feb 2012 #4
Noodleboy13 Feb 2012 #5
Soylent Brice Feb 2012 #6
NewJeffCT Feb 2012 #8
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Response to Soylent Brice (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 06:30 PM

1. I met Tom Savini once

He'd be perfect for the role

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Response to Soylent Brice (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 06:34 PM

2. Tom Savini should be given any role he requests

He was great in "From Dusk Till Dawn," and I enjoyed his "Night Of The Living Dead" remake, where he played the "Yeah, they're dead...they're all messed up" sheriff.

I haven't read the "Walking Dead" comics, and I've only recently had cable again, so I am playing catch-up on the series. My thoughts regarding last night's episode was that they have REALLY tapped into the George Romero mojo. The scene where Lori wakes up in the flipped car, I felt, answered all of the "critics" who thought Season II was "too slow"...same for the Rick / Hershel / Glenn showdown with the friends of the two guys they just killed and the swarm of "walkers" that joins in.

When a "celebrity" joins a crap show to boost its ratings, that's one thing. But "walking Dead" is on a real peak, and if Savini showed up, it would be KILLER (no pun intended).

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Response to Soylent Brice (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 06:57 PM

3. Fan of the comics, fan of the show. I've always wondered if..

they might not have Merle take over the Governor role. Plus it provide a certain symmetry to have a one-handed Governor in the show, as opposed to a one handed Rick in the comics.


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Noodleboy

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Response to Noodleboy13 (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 09:08 PM

4. my friend and i

have discussed the same thing about Merle, even the hand.
I was super shocked and excited when I read your reply, the
similarities in our thinking are frightening.

then again, it does make a ton of sense for it to go that way if you've read the comics.

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Response to Soylent Brice (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 10:40 PM

5. I don't think there's any way they could

show the encounters between the Gov and Michionne, however. That was waaaayyyy too graphic for tv. Nice to hear that others have had the same ideas about the one- hand thing tho.

cheers


peace,
Noodleboy

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Response to Noodleboy13 (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 07:24 PM

6. yeah...

my only real true anticipation with the show has been centered around Michonne. She is by far my favorite character. Her, Rick, Carl, and Glenn, faves by far. i totally agree, they will not show everything about her regarding the governor but you never can tell. who knows where they'll take it.

Trust me you're not alone about the hand thing. This topic has been debated hotly amongst the nerd comic circle that is my friends.
lol

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Response to Soylent Brice (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 10:07 PM

8. Rumor has it that Michonne has been cast as well

Rutina Wesley - late of True Blood - has an unlisted role in the last episode of this season (episode 13)

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Response to Soylent Brice (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 10:04 PM

7. The Governor has already been cast

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