Former The Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple says the upcoming Rick Grimes movie with Andrew Lincoln will channel Identity director James Mangold’s recent Wolverine flick Logan with Hugh Jackman.
Gimple told Comic-Con: “You didn’t have to watch every X-Men movie to enjoy that. Rick has a history and the history will be present within him and it’ll be a big part of who he is, but it’s likely going to be a very different Rick that we see as well. New audiences will be like, ‘Oh, that’s the guy. I want to discover that past history.’ We who know it so well, it’s like, ‘Oh crap, that’s the thing that’s weighing on him from the past.’ You gotta invite both those people, which we try to do with the shows.”
He adds: “[The movie will] honor people who have invested the time in their lives and the show, but we can’t do that at the expense of inviting everybody. [Avengers: Endgame] was the culmination of years and years, but I’m sure people who just showed up had a good time.“