The Walking Dead Spoils Season 11B Premiere After Finale Cliffhanger

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ComicBook.com 11 October, 2021 - 05:59pm

When is the walking dead ending?

The eleventh and final season premiered on August 22, 2021, and the series will conclude in 2022. wikipedia.orgThe Walking Dead (TV series)

And of the elements that worked here, none were better than the unexpected death of seeming Final Big Bad, Pope. (R.I.P.) After setting him up as the next big threat, the show dispatched him with the brutal efficiency of, well, a walker attack. Mea culpa: Just last week I said there was no way the series was offing him yet, and I’ve never been happier to eat my words. Just by executing the “God chose us” zealot, a wrench gets thrown in an otherwise predictable story, placing Leah in charge and leaving it unclear just what’s going to happen between our protagonists and the Reapers. Will the latter want revenge? Undoubtedly. But Leah’s not stupidly vengeful—there’s a host of options in play now, all more promising than what existed before.

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PHOTOS: New 'Coco' Hoodie and Sweatshirt Available at Walt Disney World - WDW News Today

CBR - Comic Book Resources 11 October, 2021 - 06:04pm

Just in time for Día de los Muertos, Walt Disney World has new “Coco” apparel. It’s available at Plaza del Sol Caribe Bazaar, the gift shop at the exit of Pirates of the Caribbean in Magic Kingdom.

This black zip-up hoodie has “Size Your Moment” embroidered on the front.

A flower is sewn onto one of the pockets.

The back is embroidered with a sugar skull and other details from the movie.

This ombre sweatshirt is yellow and black, with the “Coco” logo on the front.

“Coco” characters are on the sleeve.

Elsewhere in Magic Kingdom, Mickey’s PhilharMagic is now closed for refurbishment as a “Coco” scene is added to the attraction.

As always, keep following WDWNT for all of your Disney Parks news, and for the absolute latest, follow WDW News Today on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

The Walking Dead Spoils Season 11B Premiere After Finale Cliffhanger

CNN 11 October, 2021 - 05:59pm

The Walking Dead ends Part 1 of its final season in a major cliffhanger, leaving the fates of multiple characters up in the air until 2022 — or until a Part 2 teaser trailer reveals what becomes of the lives left hanging in the balance. Spoiler warning for Season 11 Episode 8, "For Blood." The Season 11B teaser, released online ahead of the Final Season Part 1 finale and aired on AMC after Sunday's "For Blood," neutralizes questions about who won't live to see Episode 9 when The Walking Dead returns with a batch of eight new episodes in February. 

"For Blood" ends with scorned Reaper Leah (Lynn Collins) lighting the hwacha, firing off hundreds of rocket-powered arrows at Daryl (Norman Reedus), Maggie (Lauren Cohan), and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as they fight their way out of Meridian. Only Elijah (Okea Eme-Akwari), who is struck by shrapnel when herding walkers with Negan, doesn't appear in the Part 2 trailer; Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) is also confirmed safe. 

Lydia (Cassady McClincy) goes missing when she's left alone to hold the door keeping a flood of walkers outside of a house where the Alexandrians hole up during a violent storm, but she, too, appears safe and sound with Carol (Melissa McBride) in the first look at Season 11B. We last saw Carol's crew of Connie (Lauren Ridloff) and Kelly (Angel Theory) heading into the storm to repair a collapsed portion of the wall, but the sisters don't appear in the new teaser. 

Judith Grimes (Cailey Fleming) goes to save Gracie (Anabelle Holloway) from a flooding basement, ending up trapped by the walkers that invade the house to end "For Blood." Judith and RJ (Antony Azor) are there to embrace uncle Daryl when he returns to Alexandria with a cart of food, meaning the eight-episode mission to Meridian is a successful one. 

Some feared a rain-soaked Rosita (Christian Serratos) may have been bit by walkers, but she appears unharmed when General Mercer (Michael James Shaw) welcomes Alexandria residents to the Commonwealth. The trailer doesn't reveal what becomes of Gracie or her father Aaron (Ross Marquand) — who goes into the storm with Magna (Nadia Hilker) to extinguish a fire at the windmill — but the aftermath of the storm opens the teaser, which you can watch in the player above. 

Questions still remain going into Season 11B: What happens when the Commonwealth military arrives at Alexandria, tipped off by Eugene (Josh McDermitt) to help his people back home? Will Judith or Virgil (Kevin Carroll) finally reveal the real reason Michonne (Danai Gurira) left? Did Alden (Callan McAuliffe) succumb to his wounds inside the burned-out church where Maggie and Negan left him? Will a vengeful Leah hunt down Daryl's family and finish what Pope (Ritchie Coster) started?

The Walking Dead Season 11 returns February 20 on AMC. Follow the author @CameronBonomolo on Twitter for all things TWD and stay tuned to ComicBook for coverage all season long.

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The Walking Dead Spoils Season 11B Premiere After Finale Cliffhanger

Screen Rant 11 October, 2021 - 05:59pm

The Walking Dead ends Part 1 of its final season in a major cliffhanger, leaving the fates of multiple characters up in the air until 2022 — or until a Part 2 teaser trailer reveals what becomes of the lives left hanging in the balance. Spoiler warning for Season 11 Episode 8, "For Blood." The Season 11B teaser, released online ahead of the Final Season Part 1 finale and aired on AMC after Sunday's "For Blood," neutralizes questions about who won't live to see Episode 9 when The Walking Dead returns with a batch of eight new episodes in February. 

"For Blood" ends with scorned Reaper Leah (Lynn Collins) lighting the hwacha, firing off hundreds of rocket-powered arrows at Daryl (Norman Reedus), Maggie (Lauren Cohan), and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) as they fight their way out of Meridian. Only Elijah (Okea Eme-Akwari), who is struck by shrapnel when herding walkers with Negan, doesn't appear in the Part 2 trailer; Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) is also confirmed safe. 

Lydia (Cassady McClincy) goes missing when she's left alone to hold the door keeping a flood of walkers outside of a house where the Alexandrians hole up during a violent storm, but she, too, appears safe and sound with Carol (Melissa McBride) in the first look at Season 11B. We last saw Carol's crew of Connie (Lauren Ridloff) and Kelly (Angel Theory) heading into the storm to repair a collapsed portion of the wall, but the sisters don't appear in the new teaser. 

Judith Grimes (Cailey Fleming) goes to save Gracie (Anabelle Holloway) from a flooding basement, ending up trapped by the walkers that invade the house to end "For Blood." Judith and RJ (Antony Azor) are there to embrace uncle Daryl when he returns to Alexandria with a cart of food, meaning the eight-episode mission to Meridian is a successful one. 

Some feared a rain-soaked Rosita (Christian Serratos) may have been bit by walkers, but she appears unharmed when General Mercer (Michael James Shaw) welcomes Alexandria residents to the Commonwealth. The trailer doesn't reveal what becomes of Gracie or her father Aaron (Ross Marquand) — who goes into the storm with Magna (Nadia Hilker) to extinguish a fire at the windmill — but the aftermath of the storm opens the teaser, which you can watch in the player above. 

Questions still remain going into Season 11B: What happens when the Commonwealth military arrives at Alexandria, tipped off by Eugene (Josh McDermitt) to help his people back home? Will Judith or Virgil (Kevin Carroll) finally reveal the real reason Michonne (Danai Gurira) left? Did Alden (Callan McAuliffe) succumb to his wounds inside the burned-out church where Maggie and Negan left him? Will a vengeful Leah hunt down Daryl's family and finish what Pope (Ritchie Coster) started?

The Walking Dead Season 11 returns February 20 on AMC. Follow the author @CameronBonomolo on Twitter for all things TWD and stay tuned to ComicBook for coverage all season long.

Copyright 2021 ComicBook.com. All rights reserved.

'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' may have just revealed the mysterious CRM's master apocalypse plan

SYFY WIRE 11 October, 2021 - 11:56am

And sure, the CRM's shady methods make for an effective threat across the different Walking Dead TV shows, but their intentions seem quite noble: rid the world of the undead in order to give humanity a second chance.

Aptly titled "Foothold," Episode 2 of World Beyond's new season led viewers behind the curtain Sunday night with a look at some top-secret scientific research being done to solve the zombie affliction. Giving a tour of the CRM's research facility to Hope Bennett (Alexa Mansour), Lyla Belshaw (Natalie Gold) reveals the overall goal is to find out "why the world turned." Hope asks if this means they're working on a cure, but that's not exactly the case. It's more about "pinpointing exactly what inside us makes us turn — whether it be fungal, bacterial, viral, or something else entirely," Belshaw explains. 

In addition, the scientists want to fully understand the specific biological reasons behind reanimation and how it's capable of slowing the rate of decomposition. If they solve the mystery, then they might be able to find a way to get rid of those who have already become members of the undead. To that end, we learn Hope's father, Leo Bennett (Joe Holt), is attempting to create a bio-engineered fungus capable of growing on necrotic flesh, hastening decay, and thus removing the Walkers' ability to move.

Put simply, they're trying to find a way to "kill" the undead.

Leo's also been leading the charge on a "Biorecorder" device affixed to Walkers in the wild (think animal tagging in our world). The technology collects "massive amounts of data," allowing the CRM to create a full profile on the zombie lifestyle and potentially predict future behavior on the part of the shambling ghouls.

Elsewhere, Silas Plaskett (Hal Cumpston) finds himself gainfully employed at a "decontamination" site, where Walkers are lured to a specific area with bright lights once a week before they are disposed of. The site's manager, Dennis (Maximillian Osinski), calls it "an experiment in mass culling." The entire purpose of decontamination is to rid an entire state of its zombie infestation and give members of the Civic Republic an opportunity to restart various industries.

We, for one, applaud the essential work of The Walking Dead's frontline workers. 

Though we didn't get any information on what the CRM is doing with our long-missing Rick Grimes, it did peel back a new layer on what exactly the group is working on. You know, along with marking people with colors and kidnapping them.

Episode 3 ("Exit Wounds") of World Beyond premieres on AMC next Sunday, Oct. 17 at 10 p.m. EST.

8 details you may have missed on 'The Walking Dead' 11A finale

Digital Spy 11 October, 2021 - 12:00am

She set her mind on searching for Connie and food for the community. (To be fair, food was important too.) Aaron wasn't happy with her at the top of the season for dipping out of wall fortification.

He may be upset with Carol when the show returns if harm comes to anyone he loves since the walls crumbled in the first place.

Who's Barbara? She's one of the original inhabitants of the Alexandria community who first appeared on season five of "TWD." Played by Mandi Christine Kerr, she's appeared on over 20 episodes of the show and acts as a babysitter to the community kids. 

She can be seen inside the house next to Gabriel and with the kids on Sunday's episode. 

During a party when Rick and the gang first arrived to the community, Barbara was hoping for a dentist. If she makes it through the storm, maybe she'll find one if she gets to the Commonwealth.

Carol's been feeling guilty for Connie's possible death from the walker cave-in on season 10. Carol probably felt like Connie (Lauren Ridloff) would resent her for what happened inside the cave. 

On "Talking Dead," after episode six, Ridloff said, "I don't think Connie actually holds any anger or resentment towards Carol."

Ridloff said because of Carol's experience with claustrophobia in the cave that she may understand Carol more than ever.

Showrunner Angela Kang told Entertainment Weekly recently that every single episode of the show's final season has been impacted by pandemic limitations in some way. 

When Insider asked if she could expand on that at all, she explained that they can't film zombie scenes in the same way

"We can't have the kinds of numbers on set that we [usually] do," Kang told Insider. "[Executive producer and special effects makeup guru] Greg Nicotero and his team have even had to change the way that they do makeup so that it's done faster. There's screen printed masks that some people are wearing and there's a lot more digital enhancement."

"Anytime you're seeing stuff with crowds, even when it's human crowds at the Commonwealth, there's often a digital enhancement happening that we wouldn't always have done normally," Kang added.

This was a nice little call back to the season 10 finale.

We hope Maggie continues to have Gabriel's because we're concerned (as is actor Seth Gilliam) that he could go at any moment from the show.

Upon a first watch, the most puzzling and shocking moment is Leah's decision to kill Pope and then pin it on Daryl. 

As much as Leah likes Daryl, it appears, in the moment, that she can't get past the fact that Daryl lied to her about Maggie being a part of his family. Family means a lot to her as well, and, at that point, because Daryl lied to her, she feels more loyal to the family that has been there for her consistently.

At this point, if Pope's not going to look out for her family, then she's going to take charge and do it herself. 

"This group has given her the only family that has ever meant anything to her," Kang said in a behind-the-scenes feature on AMC+ of the Reapers. "It's the only stability that's she's ever really had in her life."

"At the point at which it becomes Pope obsessing about this person Maggie out there and not protecting her own brothers-in-arms, that's not gonna work for Leah," Kang added. "It's really upsetting and she's feels like he has definitely crossed something that is a clear, clear line."

Of Daryl and Leah's relationship, Kang described it as one that had "sort of a toxicity at the base."

"They may have once had a romantic relationship, but they're never gonna choose each other over the people that they have loved and fought for, because they simply cannot really trust each other," said Kang.

"Leah does kill Pope and Daryl was right, Leah was at a place where she was willing to help him with that because Pope was too far gone," Kang said on AMC+. 

"But when he threw that knife into the heart of Ancheta's chest, it became this reminder for her of, 'Yes, he was right about Pope, but how many of my people have died because of this Maggie coming back into these walls? How many more of my people are going to die?'" Kang added, saying that at the end of the day they both will always choose their own families over each other. 

This was an easy one to miss. Honestly, you likely didn't even realize that the Reaper named Deaver was "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "All My Children" star.

He was the Reaper who was killed by Gabriel after a scuffle with Maggie.

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