The Walking Dead Creator Reveals What Caused the Zombie Apocalypse

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman seems to have just revealed the cause of the mysterious virus responsible for the zombie plague. Officially ending the original comic book series last year, Kirkman closed the story without revealing the origins of the virus. The cause has also never been revealed in the television series, and there is no indication that this story will be explored on the show. Now, perhaps feeling that there was no longer any reason to keep it a secret longer, Kirkman apparently offered a simple but vague explanation.

"Space spore", said Robert Kirkman about the origins of the zombie virus when directly asked about it by a fan of Walking Dead on Twitter. With his two-word answer, Kirkman stops long before explaining how this deadly space spore has turned most of the planet's population into the living dead, but the brief explanation is much more than we have ever gotten from it before. Of course, there is a chance that Kirkman is just having fun with his fans by providing nothing more than a random answer to the question, which means that it is possible that the explanation "spatial spore" could have been joked.

However, it should also be noted that during a question-and-answer session on Tumblr in 2018, Kirkman joked that 39; it would someday reveal the origins of the zombie virus without fanfare, and that could in fact be what the creator of the comic is here. "Maybe years after it's all over, I'll casually mention it in an interview. It seems like a very J.K. Rowling thing to do," Kirkman said of the idea. He goes on to explain how it would not benefit the story, adding: "It couldn't be less important for the story and the lives of these characters. It would be completely irrelevant in the story Honestly, if a scientist from Washington came up to the character and told them what had happened, the characters shrugged and said, "Oh … okay … "It wouldn't change their lives at all … and … I've said too much."

The television series may end up going beyond the comic series timeline Walking Dead, and it's always possible that the series could venture into that territory that Kirkman felt was best left unexplored in the comics. However, the chances of that happening seem incredibly unlikely at this point. It seems that the closest to the characters to learn more about the virus dates back to the first season when they visited the CDC. After the destruction of the facilities, there was no hope of finding a potential cause or remedy for the bizarre contagion.

RELATED: The Infinite War Writer Teases Walking Dead-Like Cliffhanger End of the Day, The Walking Dead has never focused on the science behind the plague, but how related its characters are. Rick Grimes wouldn't be able to develop a cure or provide better answers than any of us in the same situation, and history has always been about survival in a murderous world of which none of the characters know anything. If you need an explanation, however, go with Kirkman's "Spore Spore" answer. This news comes from Robert Kirkman on Twitter.

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