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The Walking Dead's Tyreese "has a hammer, and he knows how to use it," promises Chad L. Coleman

The Walking Dead's Tyreese "has a hammer, and he knows how to use it," promises Chad L. Coleman | Comic Books | Scoop.it

To the delight of Walking Dead fans everywhere, Chad L. Coleman appeared in the winter finale as comic book favorite Tyreese. With a calm demeanor and a cool head, we watched Tyreese lead this new pack of survivors to safety. Tyreese is going to face some major challenges in the next few episodes, but don't worry — according to Coleman, "The man has a hammer and he knows how to use it."
We spoke with Coleman in a recent phone conference where the actor tackled just about every question he could without giving away too much. But what we do know for sure is that there are only eight episodes of Walking Dead season three left, and Coleman has promised he'll be in five of the eight remaining episodes. Take that any way you want.


How the TV Tyreese will differ from the comic book Tyreese?


Chad L. Coleman: I'm not an inside-out student of the graphic novel. When I came on board I was told if we need to reference it, and this is in no way to diminish it. But the experience I'm having with the show is, just ride it out with us script for script. The humanity of the man is very much akin to what was done in the graphic novel. I believe his lack of skills as a rifleman is very much part of it. His desire to protect, his desire to abstain from egregious violence, his humanity, his strong sense of family, those are things that are resonating for me in playing this role.


How did Coleman got involved with The Walking Dead?


For the most part the story that I get was that Robert Kirkman was a huge fan of The Wire and the character that I played on The Wire, that was the origin for me.


Tyreese and Rick BFF 4 EVA, still?


That's a dangerous question. All I can say is that forces collide on the same level. That's what I will say. [On his relationship with Michonne] I could not give you one iota about that. That is a cliffhanger to the third power. There is much that will surprise me as it will surprise you. But that's the pedigree of the show. It's gonna be juicy and awesome for all parties involved.


Did you know Tyreese was a fan favorite before you got the part?


Yeah as soon as I went online. As soon as I pulled it up, that's the icing on the cake. I've created an original role before, but to have something that was already present in another form. And to have to honor it... that's huge for me, that's my desire. To make the audience proud of what's happening in the television world of the Walking Dead.


How the Walking Dead compares to The Wire


Well, the differences right away are in the whole horror/zombie aspect. There's the technical aspect of it, what's done in post and the digital stuff, ways to position your body, things of that nature in order for the audience to experience what you're experiencing in that very real way. It's far more physical, even though I was training in the gym [for The Wire], I still found myself more winded than I was with The Wire . Not to say I'm out of shape! But it's a lot more physical... The similarities are in the intelligence, the creativity and the passion of the actors and creators of the show, that's the same. Sonequa [Martin-Green] who plays Sasha, she [says], 'Chad I'm tired of hearing how this reminds you of The Wire.' But I say this in, these are flagship shows to me that speak to the level of artistic integrity all actors pine for.


Thoughts on Walking Dead's habit of killing off African-American characters.


I have a very dear friend who I think is very much leading the online charge... I can't say anything there, but slow down, be easy, you're gonna be incredibly proud. [Exec. Producer] Glen Mazzara and all of these folks have the highest of integrity and character. We matter as much as anyone else, you're gonna see that played out on the show. I don't think there's any kind of agenda on their parts, it's just how storytelling unfolds sometimes. You guys are going to be incredibly proud of Tyreese and Michonne and Sasha. You're gonna be so satisfied.


How much are we going to get to explore Tyrese backstory? Are we going to explore his football history? He's a famous football player, will people remember him?


That I don't know... There's back history between my character and Daniel [Thomas May] who plays the character Allen [who was introduced on Monday]. And boy, was that an amazing day. So yeah I love that kind of love [the background] stuff. It just sweetens the pot.

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DC One Million Omnibus And More

DC One Million Omnibus And More | Comic Books | Scoop.it
Okay, I don't mean DC are putting out a million omnibuses. But there are quite a lot of trade paperbacks and hardcovers coming up. Including One Million Omn
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Jim Lee And Geoff Johns Discuss The Astrophysics Of The DCU

Jim Lee And Geoff Johns Discuss The Astrophysics Of The DCU | Comic Books | Scoop.it
Jim Lee is right of course, Superman would win.  You are dreaming with that weak sauce argument,  Geoff Johns.
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When Batman Broke The Sword That Killed Damian With His Bare Foot

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Buzzfeed have an interview with Grant Morrison aboyt Batman Inc #8. And some panels from Batman Inc #9. Including the revisit of that sword we talked about at t
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Endangered? Joe Pruett, Mike Perkins and Laura Villari Are Doing... Something

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This is all I know.
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Five Hundred And Twenty-Five Free Digital Comics From ComiXology

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So you crashed and burned trying to download 700 free Marvel comics the other week. Well, Bleeding Cool has painstakingly looked through ComiXology's listings o
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The Vorpal Blade That Killed Robin

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Pepper Armors Up? The New Iron Man 3 TV Spot

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Lots of the Mandarin, Tony, and Pepper in this one.  And Pepper in armor near the end of it...?
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"Prepare For Heavy Metal" - New Iron Man 3 TV Spot

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Featuring lots of Iron Man suits and some acrobatics.
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When Nick Spencer Left Supergirl

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More Of Those DC WTF Gatefold Covers For April

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DC Puts All Three Hundred Copies Of Hellblazer On ComiXology For 99 Cents Each. First Issue Free.

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John Stewart - He Lives?

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Neil Gaiman returns to Marvel, and he's bringing a Spawn character with him?!

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The New York Times has just announced that very famous comic book writer Neil Gaiman is returning to Marvel, and that's not even the weird part.
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Sophia Anne Walker's curator insight, October 25, 2013 5:43 AM

Is this like Stan Lee claiming he created The Hulk and The Fantastic Four all by himself? LOL. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby co-created most of the old marvel characters. One writer and one artist (penciller/inker).

 

 

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UFC Champion George St-Pierre To Play Batroc The Leaper In Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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So That's What DC Is Doing With The Infinite Crisis Trademark

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Recently we wondered why DC Comics was reregistering a trademark for the phrase Infinite Crisis. Here, it seems, is the answer. It's a new game. A sudde
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What Will The Marketplace Fairness Act Mean For Comics?

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Brian Bendis Special On ComiXology On Monday

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REmake/REmodel: Bakterev

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COYOTE TANGO: Techno-Tyrant Leaves Path Of Destruction On New Pacific Rim Poster

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A new character poster for Pacific Rim, this one featuring a Jaeger called Coyote Tango.  Anticipation starting to run very high for this...
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The Wolverine - New Images Reveal Viper, Yukio, Mariko And More

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Mark my words when I tell you that Mariko, as played by Rila Fukushima, is going to walk right out of this film with fanboy hearts still beating in her hands.
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Marvel Universe Looking To Recruit Robert Redford, Give Him A Job At SHIELD

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When Karen Berger Told Douglas Rushkoff Not To Do His Comic At Vertigo

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The Man Who Carved Darth Vader's Mask Is Busy On The Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Speculator Corner: Spawn #9 By Neil Gaiman And Todd McFarlane, The First Appearance Of Angela

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Walking Dead #109 Tops Advance Reorder Charts - But Who Gets The Gravestone?

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