Fan Expo Announces Walking Dead CastMarch 31, 2014
The largest convention in Canada has announced four Walking Dead cast members.
Having already announced Bruce Campbell and Nathan Fillion, Fan Expo Canada has begun to fill out their guest list even further with the addition of four Walking Dead cast members to the bill. The summer convention held at Metro Toronto Convention Centre from August 28th through 31st will welcome David Morrissey (The Governor), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes) and Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon). Fans that are still reeling from the end of the fourth season last night will now have an opportunity to attend Fan Expo to see panels that the actors will be participating in and have the chance to get autographs and photo ops (schedule to be released later on in the year). Tickets will be on sale tomorrow, April 1st, and you can purchase them by day or a full weekend pass by visiting the Fan Expo website.
David Morrissey is well-known for his role as the main antagonist in The Walking Dead, the Governor. While a short backstory is visited in a previous episode of the show, not too much is known of the man who wants nothing more than ultimate power over people — and he’d stop at nothing to get it. Morrissey, an English actor, has also appeared alongside David Tennant in an episode of Doctor Who, and has been in films such as The Other Boleyn Girl, Basic Instinct 2, and Centurion.
Fans of the comic books couldn’t wait to see Michonne come to life in the television show. When she first appears, she’s wielding a samurai sword and pulling two walkers along on chains who’ve had their jaws and arms removed. She befriends Andrea and just this past season, The Walking Dead audiences have gotten to see what her life was like before everything unraveled in the wake of the apocalypse, as well as the budding relationship between her and Carl that is very protective and mother-like. Where the next season will take her character, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Actor Chandler Riggs was only ten years old when he landed the part of Carl Grimes on The Walking Dead. Over four seasons we have not only seen him grow up into a young teenager, but how far his character has developed in the time span of the show. A talented young actor, we’ve seen Riggs exceptionally demonstrate different aspects of his character, from the scared young boy to the young man that has to take the life of his own mother and how everything in between has affected his relationship with his father, Rick, who is doing everything in his power to provide protection for his son that is growing up in a world neither of them could have imagined. Riggs also has two upcoming projects coming out, one titled Mercy, and the other Home Invasion.
Michael Rooker perhaps wasn’t the most liked character on the show, playing Merle Dixon, Daryl’s older, louder and more stubborn brother. We’re introduced to Merle in the first season where Rick leaves him handcuffed on a rooftop — when Daryl finds out about this they go back to rescue him but only find a hand and no brother. It’s quite some time until we see him return again, this time as the Governor’s right hand man (no pun intended). The older Dixon takes everyone on a rollercoaster of a ride and Rooker does a great job pulling emotions from the audience. Since being on The Walking Dead, Rooker has found other projects to keep him more than busy, including playing a character named Yondu in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy film.