In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, The Walking Dead showrunner Angela Kang has discussed whether or not Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is back to his old ways or not after he escaped from jail and reacquired his leather jacket and his iconic barbed wire-covered baseball bat Lucille.
“I think we want that to be a bit up to the audience. That jacket and that bat is so strongly associated with the worst things that Negan has done. It’s so iconic to his look, and that Negan look — that was the Negan that we saw when he strolled into our world and killed two beloved characters — that impact still ripples into the current day, many years later. But we also just saw that he killed this guy because he killed two innocents, right?”
“So Negan has a lot going on. Negan’s also a guy who plays things close to the vest, and there’s all kinds of thoughts swirling through his head, and we’ll learn more about it as it goes on,” Kang continues. “Certainly, we’re seeing him embrace a certain side of himself that perhaps he was forced to leave behind, but it opens up that question of, is the old Negan completely back? Was he never really gone? And those are all things that we’ll be dealing with this season.”
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