Fans of the comic know that ‘The Walking Dead’ deviates from the comic source material as much as possible while sticking to the overall story arcs. Well, the latest rumor has the death of a major character coming at an unexpected time. As this is one of the few shows I love getting surprised by, it was with a heavy heart that I read the rumor. But let’s be honest, if you are reading this you want to know as badly as I did who we could be losing. With the Season 4 finale leaving our crew in a dire situation at the hands of cannibals, one might think it would be easy to see someone dying right off the bat.

While that could be possible, the rumored death actually wouldn’t be happening until about half way through the fifth season. For the comic book readers out there, this is going to be spoiled really quickly so it is your last moment to turn back.

You’ve been warned!

So there is currently a rumor that Negan will be making an appearance on the show. There is no word that he’ll be showing up yet in the fifth season, though his most notable kill to date sounds like it’ll be robbed from him. Word on the street is that we’ll be seeing the death of Steven Yeun’s character, Glenn, half way through the next season.

Here’s the exact details according to The Spoiling Dead Fans:

RUMOR: We have heard from multiple sources about a possible death. Word is the death of Glenn was filmed yesterday. It’s possible it could be someone else, but multiple sources stated Glenn. Reports are the set was locked down and everyone was told the cast would not be coming out.

Alanna [Masterson] tweeted yesterday during filming ‘when someone great is gone.’ … As we stated this is currently a rumor and we are tracking this and trying to get more information. … Adding fuel to the fire: Steven reportedly left set at 2 or right around then. Alanna’s tweet was at 1:28. It’s said that Steven was hugging production members and shaking everyone’s hand while leaving.

This isn’t a confirmation that we’re going to see Glenn’s death. It isn’t a confirmation that they’ve decided to surprise us with Negan early. I, for one, hope this remains as just a rumor as Glenn’s character has been one of my favorite and if he has to die, I would want it to be a major shakeup as it was at the bat of Negan. The only situation I could see that would be just as big would be if he died saving Beth, thus making it the largest bittersweet moment for Maggie to date. (To top if off maybe Maggie just finds out she’s pregnant!) Remember that is just my thoughts and by no means what will be happening.

As a side note, I was really tempted to put a picture of Daryl’s face on the main page and top of this post just to mess with everyone.

Do you think this rumor is true? Are we about to see the death of Glenn? Could it be a sign of the early introduction of Negan? Share your thoughts below!