Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chandler Riggs, and Steven Yeun attend AMC's 'The Walking Dead' panel during Comic-Con International 2016 at San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. (Photo : Getty Images/Kevin Winter)
With only two episodes left before "The Walking Dead" Season 7 mid-season finale, Jeffrey Dean Morgan has given his fans a treat when he recently shared what viewers can expect from his villainous character. He plays the manipulative-totalitarian leader of the Saviors, Negan.
In an interview with Howard Stern on Nov. 29, Tuesday, Morgan revealed he has finished shooting the current season and will survive until at least Season 8. Despite being absent for the last two episodes, the 50-year-old actor cautioned fans not to get comfortable as he confirmed Negan will have a ton of screen time in the next two episodes.
"The next two, I'm really big in," Morgan teased. "I'm f*cking heavy in those."
Morgan then defended his villainous character and some of his vicious offenses. He said anyone who survived the post-apocalyptic world this long has probably done some awful things, adding that Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and the Alexandrians are not precisely righteous.
"They killed 30 of my men while they slept," he added. "So far, I've tapped a couple of guys in the head with a baseball bat and all of a sudden it's the end of the world!"
This comes after showrunner Scott Gimple discussed exploring Negan's backstory on the AMC series. In an interview with Yahoo! TV, as cited by Ace Showbiz, he said the "Here's Negan" story is where they would pull much of his history from.
"I take that 'Here's Negan' story as the backstory," said Gimple. "There's some aspects of it that will probably be cool on the show. It's some fairly far-flung stuff... in the future, you will see some stuff from that."
Meanwhile, it has recently been confirmed that "The Walking Dead" Season 7 mid-season finale will get extended run time. The last episode in the first half of the current season, dubbed "Hearts Still Beating," will run for around 85 minutes. It will most likely show Negan's unwelcome visit to Alexandria continues. As the other members search for supplies, things will rapidly turn wild.
Check out "The Walking Dead" Season 7 episode 7 preview below: