One of the most heart-wrenching aspects of The Walking Dead’s Season 7 finale was the death of Sasha (Sonequa Martin); what made her passing all the more devastating yet bittersweet was a series of flashbacks that saw her reunited with her lover, and Negan (Jeffery Dean Morgan) assassination victim, Abraham (Michael Cudlitz). Whether these were actual memories or a manifestation of her dying mind is ultimately irrelevant; it was a reunion that brought Sasha peace while offering viewers previously unseen tenderness within their relationship. Can someone pass the tissues, please?
Of course, many fans of The Walking Dead probably had the exact same afterthought: Does this mean we might see Glenn (Negan’s 2nd Season 7 assassination victim) returning to the show at some point via flashback, potentially around the time Maggie (Lauren Cohan) gives birth to their child? Glenn actor Steven Yeun recently addressed a potential return; basically, he’s down, but only under the right circumstances.
“Part of me feels a little bit of pride for [insisting Glenn died like in the comics]; every character has a chance of losing the spark of their character over time. Who knows if that would have happened, but one thing that I am sure of is that [Glenn’s death] left a lasting impact. It’s better to go out early than to go out flat.”
The 33-year-old actor admits he would be worried about the flashback reunion if the emotional scene weren’t handled correctly. “You know I will leave that open to what makes sense,” he says. “I wouldn’t want anybody to force anything, but if it makes sense I am totally down.”
Since leaving The Walking Dead, Yeun is making huge waves as Derek Cho in Joe Lynch’s latest feature Mayhem, a violent action/horror currently making rounds on the festival circuit. There isn’t a trailer yet, but you can read the synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: Matias Caruso penned the script, which tells the story of a virus that infects a corporate law office on the day Attorney Derek Saunders (Yeun) is framed by a co-worker and wrongfully fired. The infection is capable of making people act out their wildest impulses. Trapped in the quarantined building, our hero is forced to savagely fight tooth and nail for not only his job but his life.
Yeun also stars in Okja from Snowpiercer director Joon-ho Bong; look for that film to hit Netflix on June 28th; peep the trailer and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: For 10 idyllic years, young Mija has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja – a massive animal and an even bigger friend – at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when family-owned, multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where an image-obsessed and self-promoting CEO has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission.
What do you say Walking Dead fans; would you love to see Glenn return in a flashback or should the dead stay dead? And have you been following Yuen’s career since he left the seminal AMC series? Sound off in the Comments section!