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THE WALKING DEAD TV show's Michonne revealed


EW has rolled out the first photo of Danai Gurira as Michonne, the sword-wielding zombie slicer from Robert Kirkman’s THE WALKING DEAD TV series.

As for why they cast the relatively unknown Danai Gurira for the pivotal role, Kirkman says, “We looked at a lot of talented people that were really fantastic, but we were waiting for that one spark, that moment where everyone was completely in agreement and completely excited, and we felt like we had found the essence of this fictional character that just randomly appeared in another person, and that person was Danai Gurira. She kind of came in and really just blew us all away. She’s got incredible presence, and she’s got a theater background, and is very physical, and was just perfect for the role.”

Why do we get the feeling that a new character could be added to the pantheon of all-time female badasses?

  1. People who don’t know this character from the comic are going to explode with excitement when they see her on screen (as long as they don’t mind a Kill Bill element on the Walking Dead and why would you mind about that?)!

  2. I’ve been reading Walking Dead since issue #7, and I can honestly say that I have NEVER gotten a ‘Kill Bill’ vibe from Michonne at all…

  3. Amen to that! Will the writers either do something with T-dog’s character or kill him please? So far he’s just been the manual labor in the show. A far cry from Tyresse from the comic.

  4. @otaku: Her parents are from Zimbabwe and she lived there for several years. So I would guess at least better than Halle Berry.

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