“If I hadn’t been shot that day…”: Snyderverse Stars Went from Married DC Couple to Leading The Walking Dead

Snyderverse Stars Went from Married DC Couple to Leading The Walking Dead
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In the vast universe of comic book adaptations, it’s not uncommon for actors to don multiple capes, masks, or in this case, zombie-killing weapons. Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan, known for their roles in the DC Universe’s Batman vs. Superman and AMC’s The Walking Dead, are now leading a new spinoff show, The Walking Dead: Dead City. This article delves into their transition from the streets of Gotham to the post-apocalyptic world of the Walking Dead, their evolving on-screen dynamics, and the amusing coincidences that link their careers.


From Gotham’s Elite to Survivors of the Apocalypse

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan as Thomas and Martha Wayne

In Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Morgan and Cohan portrayed Thomas and Martha Wayne, the unfortunate parents of Bruce Wayne. Their characters, tragically gunned down in a dark alley, were a far cry from the hardened survivors they play in The Walking Dead. Morgan’s character, Negan, once quipped,

“People often forget that Lauren and I have known each other for a long time. We had the chance to work together before. In a way, if they hadn’t been shot that day, it might just be a continuation of a rocky marriage,”

said Jeffrey Dean Morgan. This quote encapsulates the stark contrast between their roles in the DC Universe and The Walking Dead, highlighting the actors’ versatility and range.


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A New Journey in Dead City

A still from Dead City
A still from Dead City

Dead City takes Negan and Maggie, played by Morgan and Cohan, respectively, on a mission through post-apocalyptic Manhattan. The city, teeming with the dead and survivors alike, presents a new set of challenges for the duo. Their relationship, initially tense and adversarial, evolves as they navigate the perils of their environment.

This dynamic shift, a departure from their interactions in the original series, adds complexity to their characters. The series explores Maggie’s struggle to trust Negan, the man who murdered her husband, and her journey to cope with the trauma she has experienced.


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Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan are More Than Just Co-stars

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Morgan and Cohan at the CTA Winter Press Tour

Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan have a strong friendship off-screen, having worked on multiple projects over the years. Their camaraderie is evident in their playful banter during interviews and their fondness for on-set snacks. Interestingly, their casting as Batman’s parents in Batman vs. Superman occurred before Morgan was cast as Negan. Reflecting on this, Cohan remarked,

“We knew it would be crazy, too. Because once he was cast, he came out to set and we were just laughing because the context of which we worked together last time and then the context of this just couldn’t be more different.”

This amusing coincidence adds a unique twist to their shared career trajectory, further solidifying their place in the annals of comic book adaptation history.


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The journey of Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan from Gotham’s elite to the leaders in The Walking Dead: Dead City is a testament to their acting prowess and versatility. Their on-screen evolution and off-screen camaraderie make for a compelling narrative that transcends the boundaries of their respective shows.

The Walking Dead: Dead City is available for streaming on Hulu, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.


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Written by Hikithe Achumi

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Hikithe Achumi is a Marvel Comics and MCU enthusiast with 5 years of content writing experience. With a background in Journalism and Digital Media.