‘The Walking Dead’ Showrunner Says There Will Be a Movie: ‘One Day, It’ll Happen’

“William Shatner as Rick. We’ll get Edward James Olmos as Daryl. Hit all the big shows!” Scott Gimple jokes

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“The Walking Dead” is far from over, but could there be a big screen movie to wrap everything up when the end is nigh?

Probably, according to showrunner Scott Gimple.

“That question comes up every now and again,” the executive producer told ComicBook.com this week. “I’m sure one way or another, one day, it’ll happen. I think it would be cool.”

But Gimple has high exceptions about getting some big names for the movie versions of the AMC zombie series characters. Sorry Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus.

“William Shatner as Rick. We’ll get Edward James Olmos as Daryl. Hit all the big shows!” Gimple joked. “Matthew Fox as the Governor!”

The idea of the show eventually becoming a movie is not a new concept to the cast and crew. Lincoln, who plays lead character Rick, also previously expressed enthusiasm for the idea.

“That would be amazing,” he told Inquirer.net in 2015. “It’s something we’ve been talking about and dreamt of because it would be cool to see some snow. We were all going, just not to have to film in Atlanta where it gets to 100 degrees! What would be amazing is that you can play with form, time and chronology and maybe also rediscover characters who are no longer in the show. Certainly, with that format, you can do something very interesting and ambitious.”

Of course, the hit show is nowhere near a series-ending movie. AMC recently renewed the show for an eighth season, and it’s still one of the most popular shows on TV.

“The Walking Dead” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.