Fandom week in review
2008's "Punisher: War Zone."
October 21st, 2011
06:29 PM ET

Fandom week in review

Here's a look back at some of the stories that had superfans in the geek world buzzing this week:

Quite possibly headed to a theater near you: a live action version of "Akira" (more coverage of that to come) and a new take on "Battlestar Galactica." [Variety|Deadline]

George Romero revealed that he passed on directing "The Walking Dead." [CNN Marquee Blog]

The director of "Batman: Arkham City" defended the controversial Catwoman code. [Wired]

Fox is moving forward on a pilot for "The Punisher" TV series. [Deadline]

Michael Bay denied reports that he was in talks to direct fourth and fifth "Transformers" movies. [Shoot for the Edit]

Is "Ghostbusters 3" looking more or less likely than it did a few weeks ago? Depends on who you ask. [Deadline|CTV]

Rhys Ifans gave us a sneak peek at the voice he used for the Lizard in "Amazing Spider-Man." [MTV Splash Page]

Men's Fitness poked fun at cosplayers at New York Comic-Con, and more than a few people were offended. [Men's Fitness|The Mary Sue]

George R.R. Martin revealed his favorite actors from "Game of Thrones." [CNN Marquee Blog]

Never underestimate giant freaking dinosaurs: "Terra Nova's" ratings are creeping up. [EW]

iReporters like Aaron Herman shared their stories from New York Comic-Con:

Which brings us to this weekend's conventions:
BlizzCon, Anaheim, California
– Mid-Ohio Comic-Con, Columbus, Ohio
– GMX (Geek Media Expo), Nashville, Tennessee
– OklaCon, Watonga, Oklahoma

Finally, check out this look at zombie makeup from iReporter Chris Morrow:


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