Fans of The Walking Dead comic already know all about this character. Without question, the most ruthless of villains to date, The Governor. Looks like this character is slated to join the rank & file of the AMC TV series adaption of The Walking Dead in Season 3 which has spawned some casting rumors, including a horror genre legend….Find out who two of the leading choices are and which one of the two is actively campaigning for the role after the jump….
MovieWeb got the exclusive scoop:
While Philip Blake, aka The Governor, is a major player in The Walking Dead comic book series, fans will have to wait until The Walking Dead Season 3 to see him take shape as a living human being. We recently caught up with Sex Machine Tom Savini, who revealed some interesting information about the casting of this important, though yet unseen, character.
As the actor describes it, he has been campaigning for the role of The Governor himself, telling executive producer and longtime friend Greg Nicotero that he was tailor made for the role. And it’s true. The character in the graphic novel does look suspiciously like Tom Savini, who famously slaughtered zombies in the original 1978 Dawn Of The Dead, and then went onto direct a pretty good remake of Night of the Living Dead.
Quite frankly, Tom Savini would be perfect for the part.
But, AMC is going after a name, and that name is John Hawkes, seen in Deadwood and Winter’s Bone.
Here’s what Tom Savini had to say.
“When am I going to be on The Walking Dead? I should be the governor on that damn thing! Listen, I have been campaigning to be the governor on that damn thing with Greg Nicotero for over a year. Everytime I see the graphic novel, and I see a picture of The Governor, who looks just like me, I send Greg a picture. I just won’t give up. Last time I talked to him about it, when I was in Los Angeles, he said they were going after a name for that part. I said, “Who?” He saidJohn Hawkes.
Is The Governor in the comics actually based on Tom Savini?