Will comic book hero Stan Lee turn into a zombie for 'Walking Dead'?
"There may be some fun cameos for comics fans popping up in the second season," Kirkman tells the A.V. Club. "I don't wanna call these people out; it might annoy them. Honestly, Stan Lee asked to be a zombie on the show -- that's possible."
If Lee showed up to gnaw a bloody shin-bone or two, "Walking Dead" could shape up to be a fanboy's dream next season. A few months back, Kirkman revealed that he was in talks with Stephen King about co-writing an episode of the show with King's son Joe Hill, the author of horror books "Heart-Shaped Box" and "Horns." (Frank Darabont is the executive producer of "Walking Dead" and has directed three films based on King's work. King told Entertainment Weekly that Darabont "has expressed enthusiastic interest for season two or possibly three.") And recently, Kirkman suggested that he's still trying to make it happen.
Sadly, Kirkman did not confirm rumors that Charlie Sheen would appear on the series. ("I wish!" he said.) But we're still hoping he'll, er, throw us a few bones. Are there any other famous people who are willing to look like death warmed over? We hear Taylor Momsen might be available.
-- Melissa Maerz
Photo: Stan Lee. Credit: Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images