Yes, yes. Shane is dead. But why does that keep him from coming back? As we’ve seen several times, including Sunday night, dying doesn’t stop The Walking Dead characters from popping in once in a while as a flashback or hallucination.
Jon Bernthal told Nerdist that although he’s happy with his current career acting in films such as Fury, he wouldn’t mind at trip back to The Walking Dead set for old times’ sake.
“Had you asked me that a few years ago, I don’t know that I’d say that. But now I’m just so grateful that I get to work with all these great artists and great filmmakers. So I think it’s two answers. I think it’s yes, everything has been said about Shane — and I love everything that’s been said about Shane, but yeah, if they find something more to say about him that would add to the resonance that he has for Rick and the group, I would be down. I wouldn’t want to do it just because. I wouldn’t want to do it unless it served the overall story. And I wouldn’t want to do it just because people want to see a little more Shane,” Bernthal said.
The appearance would have to be more meaningful than just a wink and a nod cameo, though, Bernthal said.
“But that being said, I think the writers and producers of The Walking Dead… Scott Gimple is an incredibly talented guy, and I think that’s the only way he would do it. If they wanted to do it and it worked out I think it would be cool. But I am by no means waiting by the phone for that one. [Laughs.] I’m really happy doing what I’m doing,” Bernthal said.