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The Walking Dead reveals the first official glimpse of The Governor

06.18.2012

THE WALKING DEAD does not begin it's third season until October, but AMC has already revealed the second biggest new character after Michonne wielding her samurai sword a few weeks ago.

Check out David Morrissey as The Governor.

While the look differs almost completely from what the comic book version looked like, I am hoping the change is merely cosmetic. David Morrissey is a fine actor but I was expecting someone more gritty and, well, rednecky for the role. In fact when the rumors abounded in season one that Michael Rooker's Merle Dixon may become The Governor, I was completely on board.

In fact, AMC has also revealed the first image of Merle's return in season 3, sans his right hand. I hope that Merle's return will spark some conflict between Rick's group, especially the reformed Daryl Dixon.

We may get a look at The Governor in action during AMC's two day marathon in July along with the black and white pilot episode.

What do you fans of THE WALKING DEAD think of new look for The Governor?

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Extra Tidbit: Check out THE WALKING DEAD: RISE OF THE GOVERNOR novel. It is a pretty good read.
Source: AMC

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9:58AM on 06/19/2012
Uhhh, so Merle is back? Walked straight into that spoiler . . .
Uhhh, so Merle is back? Walked straight into that spoiler . . .
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12:30PM on 06/19/2012
Thats not a spoiler...thats been out for months.
Thats not a spoiler...thats been out for months.
10:30AM on 06/20/2012
Did it have a spoiler warning THEN?
Did it have a spoiler warning THEN?
7:59AM on 06/19/2012
Sure, The Governor looks awesome but that dude in the back is a huge PHOTOBOMB!
Sure, The Governor looks awesome but that dude in the back is a huge PHOTOBOMB!
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2:52AM on 06/19/2012
Yea he looks nothing like the comic character, but maybe he'll lose the eye somewhere along the line. I love Michael's stump! That thing definitely doubles as a weapon!
Yea he looks nothing like the comic character, but maybe he'll lose the eye somewhere along the line. I love Michael's stump! That thing definitely doubles as a weapon!
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12:13AM on 06/19/2012
I'm so glad that the TV show strays from the comic. Because i can watch the show and not know what is coming. i'm really excitd for the governor and cant wait to see what kind of twisted maniac they turn him into.

I'm also hoping that since Merle lost his hand, a certain character does not lost theirs.
I'm so glad that the TV show strays from the comic. Because i can watch the show and not know what is coming. i'm really excitd for the governor and cant wait to see what kind of twisted maniac they turn him into.

I'm also hoping that since Merle lost his hand, a certain character does not lost theirs.
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11:59PM on 06/18/2012
whhoooooooaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!! a picture!!!!!!!! yeah!!!!!!!!!!! news!!!!!!!!!!
whhoooooooaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!! a picture!!!!!!!! yeah!!!!!!!!!!! news!!!!!!!!!!
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10:02PM on 06/18/2012
These kind of changes are what stops me from really connecting with this show. After reading the comics and developing in my head what each character is like the show with all the differences just doesn't fit. Don't get me wrong, love the effects and all, I'll just stick with the comics over the show. Just didn't fall into it because of preconceived ideals of what to expect. That's one of the downsides of developing something for tv/movie based off comics, novels or other mediums.
These kind of changes are what stops me from really connecting with this show. After reading the comics and developing in my head what each character is like the show with all the differences just doesn't fit. Don't get me wrong, love the effects and all, I'll just stick with the comics over the show. Just didn't fall into it because of preconceived ideals of what to expect. That's one of the downsides of developing something for tv/movie based off comics, novels or other mediums.
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10:02PM on 06/18/2012
I think they need to focus on a Daryl/Merle arc for a few episodes, these two alone are interesting enough to headline the show for a few weeks.
I think they need to focus on a Daryl/Merle arc for a few episodes, these two alone are interesting enough to headline the show for a few weeks.
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12:22AM on 06/19/2012
Agreed.
Agreed.
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6:37PM on 06/18/2012
I'm sure The Guv is going to be handled differently in the show (per Shane), but I think this character is going to be put on a slow burn. Wouldn't be surprised at all to see his story stretched for two seasons. In any case, I'm sure the show will continue to change things up just to fuck with us fans of the comic. I can dig that.

So - is Merle going to be part of the Guv's gang? And what's that going to mean for Rick? Eye for an eye, or something very similar?
I'm sure The Guv is going to be handled differently in the show (per Shane), but I think this character is going to be put on a slow burn. Wouldn't be surprised at all to see his story stretched for two seasons. In any case, I'm sure the show will continue to change things up just to fuck with us fans of the comic. I can dig that.

So - is Merle going to be part of the Guv's gang? And what's that going to mean for Rick? Eye for an eye, or something very similar?
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12:24AM on 06/19/2012
I see what you did there in that last sentence.
I see what you did there in that last sentence.
5:49PM on 06/18/2012

Well Michone needs to go to work then

Right?..
Right?..
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5:45PM on 06/18/2012

Hopefully

This is just the Governor Pre-Fucked. Because if memory serves me, his missing arm, eye patch and other physical deformities are a result of several different character interactions. So I'm still on board, because if he starts as this and then we see him become "The Governor" then that's awesome.
This is just the Governor Pre-Fucked. Because if memory serves me, his missing arm, eye patch and other physical deformities are a result of several different character interactions. So I'm still on board, because if he starts as this and then we see him become "The Governor" then that's awesome.
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6:32PM on 06/18/2012
Yep. Looked like a normal, albeit skanky, dude before...things with other people happen...
Yep. Looked like a normal, albeit skanky, dude before...things with other people happen...
4:40PM on 06/18/2012

WHAT???

If they are basing this character on the same guy from the comics, they better re-tool this. Maybe this is the guy from the novel?? Maybe Durabont left just in time...
If they are basing this character on the same guy from the comics, they better re-tool this. Maybe this is the guy from the novel?? Maybe Durabont left just in time...
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12:17AM on 06/19/2012
How can you possibly make any assumptions like that based on one image of the Governor?
How can you possibly make any assumptions like that based on one image of the Governor?
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