Back from my day at New York Comic-Con. Got up yesterday at 5:00 am, got home at a little after 1:00 am. I used my own car, two trains, a cab and a bus to get there and back. We waited in line for about three hours out of the day, sat through numerous panels we didn’t care anything about, but at the end of the day, I got to get Stan Lee’s autograph, I saw unseen footage from the upcoming “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance”, presented by directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, got to see an awesome scene from season two of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” presented by the cast, and got to see an entire scene from next year’s “The Avengers”, a full 6 months before it gets released.
According to numerous online sources, Frank Darabont has stepped down as showrunner for AMC’s series, “The Walking Dead”. The news is considered shocking, as just this past week he attended Comic-Con in a promotional capacity, and seemed enthused about the upcoming second season during the “Walking Dead” panel.
As many of you know, Darabont is a feature film director whose credits include “The Shawshank Redemption”, “The Green Mile” and “The Mist”. Sources are reporting that the demands of a weekly television series, compared to that of feature film making, weighed heavily into this decision.