If this is true, it is absolutely crazy!
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Negan is not one of those characters.
The biggest villain ever in the comic books — even bigger than The Governor — is finally coming to the TV show, and AMC has reportedly found a star to play him:
Grey's Anatomy hunk Jeffrey Dean Morgan!
This isn't the smolderingly hot actor's first foray into comic books. He also starred in film adaptations The Losers and Watchmen.
But the role of Negan is something far darker and more exciting; even Jon Hamm was briefly rumored to be in talks for the juicy part.
TWD put out a casting notice for a character named Orin, but they described him as "imposing, charismatic, brutal, frightening, ferocious and hilarious sociopath in his 30s to mid-40s that is both a leader (and killer) of men" — and that has to be Negan!
Just as the Saviors gang was renamed the Wolves for the show, it's likely Orin is a rebranding of Negan.
What makes him so bad?
In the comics, Negan and his gang are responsible for several main character deaths. He personally murders Glenn in front of Maggie — and he smiles the whole time.
Now that Glenn's fate is up in the air, we're guessing things will play out a little different. But we can't wait to see how this new baddie shakes things up!