HOLLYWOOD – After months of speculation, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has confirmed that Wesley Snipes has been cast as notorious villain Negan in the popular AMC series.
“We only had two actors in mind for the role,” said Kirkman:
There has been a lot of speculation about when Negan would be making an appearance and with social media being what it is, it was only a matter of time before Wesley was photographed on set so we thought it was better to announce the casting ourselves.
Jon Hamm was thought to be the main candidate for the role and Kirkman hinted that he would have been his preferred choice:
Obviously I’d previously stated that I wanted another actor to play Negan and I’ll be honest, that guy didn’t want to commit to another show but as soon as we knew he was unavailable, Wesley was always the next in line.
Snipes commitment to The Walking Dead could spell the end of the rumoured Demolition Man sequel and Sylvester Stallone recently took to Twitter to vent his anger.