Comic-Con Round-Up: Marsters on 'Smallville,' 'Walking Dead' Body Parts, and More
by AOL TV Staff, posted Jul 23rd 2010 8:25PM
Here are some quick newsflashes from the day at Comic-Con. These reports are compiled from our intrepid reporters on the scene as well as Twitter feeds from fans and critics attending the panels.
- Producer Gale Anne Hurd announced at 'The Walking Dead' panel that Norman Reedus and Michael Rucker would join the cast of the AMC series that launches worldwide in October. Writer-director-producer Frank Darabont also brought up the possibility of tapping well-known horror directors for Season 2 episodes. And, when the time comes for the series to hit DVD, the producers are contemplating a black and white version of the pilot -- to bring it closer to the original 'Night of the Living Dead,' we suppose.
- The trailer for 'The Walking Dead' was also played during the panel. Darabont was asked to set up the clip, and to much laughter, he just said, "Ah... it's a show about zombies. Go ahead." The trailer is receiving raves from the Twittersphere. Check back here later for a full report and, hopefully, the trailer itself.
- Apparently, the folks from 'The Big Bang Theory' felt the hyper crowd needed to be amped up even more, so they brought the Barenaked Ladies out to sing the show's theme song live. When asked if Wil Wheaton, who plays an evil version of himself on the show, will be back for more guest spots, producer Bill Prady said, "I would imagine he would return." Full panel report to come.
- During the 'Caprica' panel, star James Marsters mentioned that he would be guesting on the 200th episode of 'Smallville,' reprising his role as Brainiac. When asked why the show has endured for so long, the former 'Buffy' star replied that it's because "Tom Welling is still really hot."
More updates as they come in...