‘The Walking Dead’: Andrew Lincoln Confirms First Rick Movie Could Be Shot In Spring 2021

The British actor stopped playing the star character of the franchise in the ninth season but, after his departure, AMC announced the production of three feature films.


We finally received news about the trilogy of The Walking Dead films in which a first date is put on the table, even if it is subject to changes that may occur in the future. In addition, that the good news comes from the mouth of Andrew Lincoln himself, the person in charge of playing the charismatic Rick Grimes in the AMC series and now also for the big screen, adds points to the news. As the British actor has revealed to ABC in statements collected by Screenrant, The first film of the three announced by the team could begin shooting in spring 2021, if the Covid-19 vaccine evolves as planned.

The movies about Rick Grimes were confirmed in 2018, just after the episode in which Lincoln’s character, Rick, was picked up by a mysterious helicopter, leading to a time jump in the fictional plots. Where the protagonist had gone and what had become of him, however, would not remain as unanswered questions, but would be answered in a series of feature films that would also be seen on the big screen. AMC released a first ‘teaser’ at the next Comic-Con, held the year after Lincoln’s departure from the series, but it must be recognized that the details about the film project have been quite scarce.

Covid-19, on the other hand, has contributed to the beginning of the film’s production being completely paralyzed. However, the chief content officer of The Walking Dead, Scott Gimple, insists over and over again that plans for movies, including theatrical release, remain intact. Now, Lincoln has finally shed some more light on his future in an interview with ABC News on the occasion of the play he stars in London. A Christmas Carol.

As the article on Lincoln’s statements about the movies describes, The coronavirus delayed the filming plans for the film, but his hope is that the first of them can begin filming in spring 2021, as soon as the vaccine begins to work successfully. In addition, the actor refers to it as the “arrival of the cavalry”, making it clear that it will be the turning point for the projects to be launched again. “Licoln’s own plans include a movie of The Walking Dead, which has been frustrated by the pandemic, although he hopes it can start shooting in the spring, “the article reads.

There is a sense of positivity and chivalry comes with the shots. And there is also a sense of renewal, with hope

So, although still It is not 100% official, it is always good news to finally have an approximate date on the table. Meanwhile, the ‘spin-off’ The Walking Dead: World Beyond will continue, in its future second season, heading to the movies while revealing fundamental details about the group that took Rick.