The Walking Dead paid homage to Star Wars by releasing a Last Jedi-inspired poster. The AMC series may have just entered its mandatory winter break – after airing the midseason finale last week – but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be any doses of the AMC series peppered in from now until it comes back. That includes the show’s active social media accounts trying to keep fans entertained until they get new episodes.
Continuing the story that 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens started, Rey, Finn, Poe are back alongside legacy characters Leia and Luke, as the saga flourishes under the durection of Rian Johnson. Since its debut, the movie has sparked countless conversations among fans concerning how different Episode VIII is from anything that they have seen before in the famed Skywalker saga. Already nabbing a whopping $104.8 million just on Friday, it’s safe to say that Lucasfilm has another hit on their hands.
In light of the release of the much-anticipated Star Wars film this weekend, The Walking Dead’s Twitter account paid tribute to the film by releasing a new ensemble poster that resembles that of The Last Jedi‘s. Instead of characters from Lucasfilm’s galaxy, far, far away, the poster features the major players that inhabit the post-apocalyptic setting of the AMC show. Even the smaller details like the old ships used by the Resistance during the Battle of Crait were strategically replaced by walkers. Check out the cool image below.
— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) December 15, 2017
Perhaps the most interesting thing about the poster is Carl’s absence. While Rick’s son is pretty much doomed by TWD’s recent mid-season finale, the character is expected to wrap up his story when the show comes back this February. It’s not exactly clear how that will pan out, but one can expect that it will have a lasting impact on the Alexandrians – especially with Rick – and how they will tackle the heating up battle against Negan and his cohorts.
Speaking of Chandler Riggs’ departure on The Walking Dead, many are not too happy about where the show took Carl’s story. In the comic books, he has survived long enough to follow in the footsteps of his dad and be a leader on his own. The AMC series’ take on him obviously deviates from that path, but it’s not just the fans who are put off by the twist. Riggs’ father was also vocal about chastising the folks behind-the-scenes of TWD – especially showrunner Scott Gimple – for allegedly firing his son.
The Walking Dead season 8.5 premieres February 25 on AMC.
Source: The Walking Dead on Twitter
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