Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes from ‘The Walking Dead has been highly speculated to return for the final season. Subtle clues, name drops, and throwbacks to Rick Grimes have been at an all-time high during the first two parts of season 11.
However, no official news from the show’s cast or crew has been released in regard to Andrew Lincoln’s involvement in the show’s final season. Although, an exclusive report from an inside source does prove that Lincoln may still have a part to play yet.
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Rick Grimes Returning For Final Season
The report comes from a source, that we verified, who confirmed that Andrew Lincoln was indeed on set, filming scenes for the final season. The studios and representatives of the show have yet to comment on this news yet.
See the full details below on Lincoln’s involvement, notice how no specific episode information was provided. Although no episode details were provided, information on what Lincoln was doing on set gets pretty extensive.
This news comes from eyewitness accounts of Lincoln’s involvement on the set of the final season.
Andrew Lincoln’s Return – Details
Andrew Lincoln was seen filming scenes as Grimes for the third part of the show’s final season.
Grimes will reportedly be in a firefight of some kind, with no details on who this firefight will be with.
The report continues to mention that Grimes will also be shot by the people he is having a firefight with. However, the gunshot will apparently not be a fatal wound to his character. Clothes worn by Lincoln were seen on set, as clothing that was rigged for a gunshot scene.
Rigged clothing is a common method on sets of film and tv to simulate gunshots, blood splatters, and any other practical use cases.
Test footage has also been reported to exist, footage of Lincoln using his rigged clothing. However, this footage has yet to appear online.
UPDATE 21st NOVEMBER 2022
We do have a theory on why the scene was different and will be reaching out for comments in the next few weeks.
We have a theory that the scene was changed, or maybe they shot various different scenes, and just decided to go with the one they chose. The reasoning behind this could be that the finale scene involving Rick and Michonne was to solely set up the spin-off series.
We will be releasing an update on what we were told vs what we all saw in the near future, so stay tuned.
How Could Rick Grimes Return?
The most popular question online from the fan community is how his return could be played out on screen. Hopefully, the final season’s story arc will lead us to the perfect entrance scene for the iconic sheriff.
Some theories delve into the idea that the Commonwealth and the CRM, the CRM being the ones who took Rick, will meet during the final episodes. However, will they be allies or foes, that is the ultimate question.
Where would Rick stand in the middle of these two forces, or would he take his group and just fight them both? The final season’s final part will be airing throughout October, so buckle up and get ready to find out everything. It won’t be long now until all is revealed and the main show is done, forever.
So, Is Rick Grimes Coming Back?
If this sourced report is anything to go by, then yes, Lincoln will be returning for the final season. This could possibly be a way to set up the future spinoffs and the future return of Grimes and Michonne.
Don’t forget about when Michonne found out about Grimes being alive and fled the group to go find him. If the fans of the show deserve anything, it is a Grimes appearance in the final episodes.
It would appear that the series has been set up for his return for some time now, but that could just be speculation.
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