Ready for a pretty big spoiler from Season 3 of The Walking Dead? Well here it goes. In a blog post on AMC's official Walking Dead site, the network revealed that Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) will be returning to the show this year. Last we saw of Merle, he was handcuffed to a rooftop in Season 1. Then, later on, we learned that the cuffs remained on the roof; however, Merle didn't.

Here we see him with a brand-new arm accessory and a pretty pissed off look in his eyes. Will he tie into The Governor? Is he out for blood? We'll have to wait and find out when Season 3 of The Walking Dead premieres later this year. In the meantime, check out the new and improved Merle below:
[via AMC]