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Jon Bernthal set for a Walking Dead return this coming season

June 26th, 2018 by Marc Comments

We’re not going to lie about it, we are a bit behind on this one, but better later than never, amiright?

So, here’s the skinny… not happy with being the best think in the Netflix corner of the MCU, actor Jon  Berthal is making a return to the role that made him a household(ish) name: as Shane in The Walking Dead.

Say what??!

But Shane was very definitely killed at the end of Season 2 and his return is in the ninth season. We know it’s a zombie show but this is having a laugh, surely?

Well, we don’t expect Shane to be returning as a zombie or any of that silliness.

Shane has appeared post-death before (in season 3) as a figment of Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln) imagination so it’s likely that he will do so again.

How? Well…

He may be a part of ‘old’ Rick’s visions of a happy future… we’ve already seen some of Rick’s ideas of a happy ending (here) and it is definitely possible Shane could be in there as his death is still a big guilt in Rick’s life.

However, we think there’s also a chance the Rick will die this coming season as we’ve discussed before given the actor’s upcoming departure (here) and Shane could be a part of Rick’s death… maybe a vision of ones he’s loved as he lies dying? Will we see Carl and Lori returning too, perhaps?

Whatever it is, we reckon Shane’s will be a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance… but it’ll nice to see him back.

Let us know your thoughts…

Source: TVLine

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….