Warning: This article contains spoilers for The Walking Dead episode “Adaptation.”
This probably isn’t much of a surprise, but we can say for sure that Jesus bit the big one with the recent midseason premiere of The Walking Dead.
In the midseason finale, while dealing with a new threat, Jesus found himself at the end of a Whisperer’s blade when he ended up stabbed. With the introduction of the new antagonists within The Walking Dead, they managed to strike first blood and take the Hilltop’s current and now former leader in the process.
While much of the episode of The Walking Dead revolved around either Negan returning to the Sanctuary or Michonne, Daryl, and Tara seeking answers from the captured Lydia, Jesus’ death created a new problem for the Hilltop. With Maggie still absent and off with Georgie at another community, the next in line to lead the Hilltop would be Tara. As it was pointed out, Jesus looked to Tara for guidance, so the citizens, in turn, now look to her to lead them. More than that, they will want justice.
While actor Tom Payne has talked in the past about what he had hoped for Jesus’ character arc on The Walking Dead, that is no longer the case. Though Jesus is alive and well in the comics, his character and relationship with Aaron have come to an end on the AMC series. With Rick gone, Danai Gurira exiting soon, and Lauren Cohan currently starring in another series, you’ve gotta wonder if the supporting characters will end up stepping into more leadership roles.
After all, Jesus was a key ally to the surrounding communities in The Walking Dead and, though reluctant, was starting to come into his own as a leader at the Hilltop. His death, though, has left a huge hole in the lives of many who hoped to see his storyline continue. Don’t expect him to rise again now that the Hilltop has buried him.
What are your thoughts on The Walking Dead killing off Jesus? Would you have wanted to see him live on in the series? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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Suicide Squad Characters That Can Appear In The James Gunn Sequel
James Gunn is directing The Suicide Squad for Warner Bros. but that comes at a cost.
When the first Suicide Squad was about to hit theaters DC fans were completely ecstatic. The trailers looked great and the feel of the movie was much different than the darkness that preceded it in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. This movie was expected to be one of DC’s biggest hits and it turned out to be one of the biggest let-downs of all time.
Suicide Squad was bad and its reviews reflected that. It was one of the only movies I’ve ever been upset at and it made me want to leave the theater. A sequel was announced because the film did well at the box office, going through a number of drafts until James Gunn was brought on to write it. With James Gunn now officially set to direct The Suicide Squad, it looks like the film will be a bit of a soft reboot.
Last night was a bit of a DC maelstrom of news. We got the release dates and official titles of Matt Reeves’ The Batman and James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. Both movies will be hitting theaters in Summer 2021. Throughout all of the chaos a small tidbit surfaced about The Suicide Squad: the James Gunn-directed film will be some sort of relaunch with new characters and actors. Here are the characters I think James Gunn should introduce in his Suicide Squad movie. Hit Next to view all of my choices.