AMC’s The Walking Dead is currently in the midst of its whopping tenth season on the air, and is showing no signs of slowing down. The zombie apocalypse has been made into two spinoffs, and there’s also an upcoming movie for Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes that’s heading to theaters. The most recent episode “What We Become” was the final episode featuring Danai Gurira as Michonne, but could she end up appearing in the developing Walking Dead movie?
When Andrew Lincoln departed The Walking Dead after nine seasons, it was unclear if the show would recover. But the apocalyptic drama did just that, moving forward with a time jump. Michonne only just exited herself, specifically in search for Rick. It seems logical that Danai Gurira might star alongside Andrew Lincoln in the upcoming movie, and Walking Dead boss Scott Gimple recently spoke to that possibility, saying:
With the films, we definitely have plans. But even beyond the current plans, I have some ambitions. I love her and Rick together, but I love seeing her as the pure lead on her own, too. It just so happens that there’s a lot of story terrain to cover. But you’re right: it’s ambitions. Right now, the plans have to do with the feature film.
How delightfully cryptic. It looks like The Walking Dead has been plans for its movie, as well as Michonne herself. But the fans would no doubt love to see her reunite with her partner, before eventually traveling back home to Judith. Of course, that’ll likely be a long time coming.
Scott Gimple’s comments to THR don’t give any concrete details about Michonne’s future, but they’ll still likely make fans of the franchise very happy. While The Walking Dead has lived exclusively on the page and small screen, the zombie apocalypse will head to theaters for Rick Grimes’ movie. Danai Gurira has become a movie star in her own right as Okoye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so she seems like an asset to bring to the film cast.