Walking Dead creator looks forward to going all George Lucas

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Dec 15, 2012

For Robert Kirkman, who created The Walking Dead back in 2003 and has written each of the zombie-survival comic's 90-some-odd issues, being a part of AMC's hit series gives him the opportunity to re-examine some characters' fates.

Namely Shane (Jon Berenthal), who, by this point in the comics, was no longer a part of Rick Grimes' traveling survivor circus. And Kirkman is reveling in the opportunity to apply some hindsight to old decisions:

"To a certain extent, I've told these stories before and I did them my own way in the comic book. ... I work on the TV show, I'm in the writers room, and it's fun for me to look at it as a do-over. I can fiddle with things. I can play George Lucas, if you will, and I can think, 'Well, what would happen if Shane had lived? How would that change things?'"

Here's the full interview:

If nothing else, it underscores the fact that, for longtime readers of The Walking Dead, all bets are off.

(via MTV Splash Page)