Kirkman isn't dismissing the possibility of Telltale characters showing up in the comic or on TV

edited March 2014 in The Walking Dead

''DoonsterCrisp

Is there any possibility of Lee, Clementine or the other characters from the Telltale game making an appearance in the comics or TV series? That would be a cool crossover!

RobertKirkman

It's not impossible... but I wouldn't be looking for it any time soon.''

From his recent AMA: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/20u6xf/im_robert_kirkman_creator_of_the_walking_dead_ama/

Would be interesting. Lee could obviously only come back in some kind of flashback, but there are a lot of characters who could be implemented. Although it might be a little bit too weird.

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  • Depends on which characters they are.

  • edited March 2014

    "It's not impossible... but I wouldn't be looking for it any time soon.''

    This suggests that there are no plans for it.

  • edited March 2014

    Lee died in the first 3 months of the zombie apocalypse. So no, we won't see him in the comics or tv show. Maybe we'll just see some places from the game like Macon for example.

  • Why do people want a crossover so bad, Just leave the Game alone.

  • I could see a small comic crossover happening. I can't imagine a crossover with the show though since they're in different universes. Plus it just wouldn't work in my opinion.

  • There are some plot holes with the game that kinda prevent it from merging with the tv show, but it could merge with the comic though I think the game should remain it's own. A merger at this point would just feel forced and cheap.

  • I dont like this...

  • Not sure about the comics, but the show is an entirely different entity. No reason the group on the show couldn't stumble across a girl named Clementine with a heartbreaking background about losing her parents and the man who kept her alive through the outbreak. It wouldn't take anything away from the game/comics universe. I think it could be pretty interesting.

    And let's face it, it'd be a smart business move too. If they announced right now, "On the Season Finale of The Walking Dead ... Clementine will make her on screen debut," there'd be a number of fans of the game that would tune in just for that. On the flip side, if they did a good job with her character on the show, and people liked her ... they could advertise, "Play Clementine's backstory in Telltale Game's The Walking Dead," and potentially draw in some of the fans of the show who haven't played the game.

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    Pokes404 posted: »

    Not sure about the comics, but the show is an entirely different entity. No reason the group on the show couldn't stumble across a

  • GOUSTTTTGOUSTTTT Banned
    edited March 2014

    They would fuck Clem's character up if they put her in the Show, Same with the Comics.

    Pokes404 posted: »

    Not sure about the comics, but the show is an entirely different entity. No reason the group on the show couldn't stumble across a

  • Yeah...I'd rather have little 'references' to the game than an actual crossover. Like, if the group goes to Macon and sees the Everetts' drug store or they come across the Travelier. I dunno, maybe not THAT big, but something to show that the people making the show are at least aware of the game.

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    I agree with you 100% one of the things that make the characters in the game so great is that we can influence their personalities by our choices. Essentially there is no default Clem for them to putt into the comic, or the show.

    GOUSTTTT posted: »

    They would fuck Clem's character up if they put her in the Show, Same with the Comics.

  • Now that I do agree with. There would be plenty of, "That isn't MY Clementine" reactions out there. This is why I feel it would be very hard to do a crossover in the comics. Because the story lines are closer, and the art style is so similar, it would be much harder to make a distinction between "Game Clem" and "Comic book Clem."

    The show, however, is so entirely different that I wouldn't have a problem with them using the foundation of Clem's character and building off of that.

    AusZombie posted: »

    I agree with you 100% one of the things that make the characters in the game so great is that we can influence their personalities by our choices. Essentially there is no default Clem for them to putt into the comic, or the show.

  • I actually thought this was coming at one point. In one of the episodes, a character is talking about continuing "the search" farther South: "Maybe around Macon."

    Would've been kind of cool to see the drugstore off in the background, just as a little nod.

    KatieDid posted: »

    Yeah...I'd rather have little 'references' to the game than an actual crossover. Like, if the group goes to Macon and sees the Eve

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  • Comics, maybe atleast then they can use the TT designs. Butthe tv show would just ruin te illusion, Clem looks a certain way to me and i dont want her appearance to change.

    There are some plot holes with the game that kinda prevent it from merging with the tv show, but it could merge with the comic though I think the game should remain it's own. A merger at this point would just feel forced and cheap.

  • edited March 2014

    "That door is always open for us, though whether or not we step through it remains a big question," said Kirkman in an interview with Wired.

    So, will we ever see anything like Rick Grimes talking to Lee or Clementine? "I certainly wouldn’t want to spoil anything cool like that if we had it coming up," said Kirkman. "Scott Gimple, our showrunner, is certainly a huge fan of that game series as well and very familiar with it."

    I don't know if I'm sad or happy right now. Seeing Lee and Clem in the TV is a good thing but what is going to happen if Lee and Clem's characteristic personalities ruined? What if that spin-off series about The Walking Dead TV Show is going to tell Lee and Clem's journey? I liked that idea while ago. ''Yes, I can finally see Lee and Clem's journey in the TV Show. Huuurrraaayyy!'' But after I saw people's opnions, they're goddamn right. Comic is one thing, game is one thing and TV Show is one thing. Leave Lee and Clem alone!!

  • Not the first three months, it was at least five or maybe four.

    Hector13 posted: »

    Lee died in the first 3 months of the zombie apocalypse. So no, we won't see him in the comics or tv show. Maybe we'll just see some places from the game like Macon for example.

  • Yeah, the problem is that the game's writing is on a far superior level compared to that of the show, so anything beyond a quick cameo would probably turn out disappointing in that department.

    Dark_Star posted: »

    "That door is always open for us, though whether or not we step through it remains a big question," said Kirkman in an interview w

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