Rick, Daryl, and Michonne in Space?
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - Fans of Star Wars and The Walking Dead may be getting a belated Christmas present as Disney is considering opening up the bank to purchase the source material for one of television's most valuable properties.
The stunning negotiations are threatening to take the entertainment world by storm as the ultimate mash-up is being hotly debated at Disney Studios. Some, however, are questioning such a move just as Star Wars: The Force Awakens is shattering box office records.
"We're considering it," said Disney CEO Bob Iger. "Nothing is set in stone, but we're salivating at the idea of Michonne using a Lightsaber to carve her merry way through hordes of zombie aliens. We see Andrew Lincoln's Rick Grimes as a new breed of Han Solo."
Creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, didn't appear to be sold on the possible acquisition. "I honestly don't know what they're thinking over there. I mean, don't get me wrong, it's nice to have the attention of one of the world's foremost entertainment brands, but I'm not sure this is the right move. I just don't think that flesh-eating zombies fit within the Star Wars universe."
Others, however, didn't seem to want to shoot the idea down with blasters just yet. "I think it could work," said Fanboy Inc. President Kylo Ren Goldberg, who legally changed his first name from David prior to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. "I'm a huge fan of both franchises. I could totally see Michonne with a Lightsaber and Daryl with some kind of plasma crossbow. I hope they go through with it and so do most of my 200,000 followers on twitter! Long live Darth Negan!"
TrendSmasher caught up with some of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens newcomers, and most of them appeared puzzled by the idea.
"I think we're just getting started here," said Daisy Ridley, who plays Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. "I'm not sure integrating zombies is the way to go right now."
"I'm with Daisy," said John Boyega, who plays Finn in the science-fiction fantasy epic. "I love The Walking Dead but I think that this would be an epic disaster."
Even director J.J. Abrams found time to chime in on the matter. "Look, I'm thrilled with the job we did on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This project was a dream of mine since I was a kid. But let's not put the Landspeeder before the Tauntaun."