Simply as AMC’s The Strolling Lifeless unveils a key component to the Whisperers storyline, the community hits us with the devastating information that Black Panther actress Danai Gurira is leaving the collection. Whereas we want her the very best, what does the departure imply for Michonne? Will our sword-slinging sensation stroll off into the sundown or face a grotesque loss of life? What about her youngsters? Who will lead in her absence? Whereas it’s miles too early to reply any of those questions, we will definitely look to the comics for some attainable eventualities.
On the finish of the “All Out Warfare” story arc in Picture Comics’ Challenge 126, Michonne is a part of the staff despatched by Rick to encompass the Saviors within the closing assault. She survives the battle and seems within the crowd throughout Rick’s unification speech. All of this aligns properly with the tip of AMC’s eighth season. However within the collection’ subsequent challenge, Michonne disappears.
Loosen up. Breathe. She’s nonetheless alive and kicking.
Whereas she does not make a reappearance till Challenge 139, her adventures play out in The Strolling Lifeless: Michonne, an episodic miniseries launched by Telltale Video games – that is proper, a videogame primarily based on Picture Comics’ beloved collection! Gamers initially uncover a despondent Michonne grappling with the guilt of leaving her youngsters behind. She finally joins a gaggle of survivors on the excessive seas, bringing again a ship stuffed with provides to Rick and the gang. By the point Michonne returns to the comics, two years have handed, which is nearly the place the tv collection presently stands.
Whereas the timeline can be a bit flip-flopped, AMC may definitely spare Michonne’s life upon Gurira’s departure by having her depart Alexandria to do some soul-searching. Maybe as season 9 concludes, Michonne may uncover Rick survived the bridge blast and head into the wild to rescue him, tasking Daryl and Carol – the one characters nonetheless alive from the primary season – with taking care of the Grimes youngsters.
Beneath her departure deal, Gurira is about to return for a number of episodes through the tenth season after which could transition to the three motion pictures AMC has deliberate for Andrew Lincoln. The community’s programming president, David Madden, instructed The Hollywood Reporter the primary film will likely be instructed from Rick’s viewpoint. If the opposite motion pictures in The Strolling Lifeless‘s franchise proceed to function with a highlight on a singular character’s journey, Michonne’s seafaring storyline would make for a unbelievable premise.
Within the meantime, Michonne followers of every kind could also be to know our heroine presently has a major storyline on the printed web page. She finally joins a suspiciously fashionable neighborhood referred to as the Commonwealth, the place she is reunited with considered one of her daughters, Elodie, who she assumed died way back. The Commonwealth has superior gear, practically 50,000 survivors, and a devoted military. Due to this fact, Michonne offers up her sword as a gesture of her readiness to embark upon a brand new lifestyle and returns to her previous job as a lawyer.