Could the character be back in the upcoming episodes? (Picture: Eliza Morse/AMC)
The final season of The Walking Dead is almost upon us, with new episodes of the post-apocalyptic show set to premiere on Disney Plus – but is Michonne set for a return?
There’s a whole lot of speculation about the upcoming episodes, with fans hoping a couple of familiar faces could return.
Given this is the show’s last outing, with season 10 coming out earlier this year, there are some who suspect that Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), the protagonist of the series until season nine, could make a cameo of sorts.
Fans are also hoping to see Black Panther star Danai Gurira back in action. She made her last appearance as Michonne during one of the earlier episodes of season 10, and viewers think she may be making a comeback.
Here’s what we know so far.
Will Michonne return in the final season of The Walking Dead?
The character became a fan favourite on the drama (Picture: Gene Page/AMC)
We will, of course, have to wait for the episodes to arrive until we know for certain whether Michonne will be back.
However, there are plenty of encouraging signs that she could return.
The first bit of evidence is a cryptic hint at a comic book-related plot point in the upcoming season, with a clip featuring a video of a cake rotating on a plate, followed by flashes of photographs of unnamed people.
Fans have turned to the comics for hints at where the storyline could go in the future. Viewers also realised that the cake in the shot drew back to a story arc in the source material featuring Michonne and her long-lost daughter Elodie, who she believed to be dead.
Another teaser also showed a courtroom, focusing on a gavel. Michonne became a judge in the comics, which led to further speculation that she could be returning.
In another big development, executive producer Scott Gimple confirmed that Michonne would be back at some point.
When asked by Collider if she will be returning in October last year, he responded: ‘Absolutely. You’ll be seeing Michonne, yeah. We’re going to be telling stories with Michonne again. The end of her on the series was, in many ways, the start of the story.’
The Walking Dead season 11 will stream on Star on Disney Plus from Monday August 23.
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