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Invincible Creator Robert Kirkman Gives Us An Inside Look at Season 2

Invincible Season 2 News

At NYCC 2023, Kirkman Creates Anticipation for New Season

At New York Comic Con (NYCC) 2023 from October 12 – 15, Robert Kirkman promoted the long-awaited second season of his hit comic book animated television show Invincible. The first season was an absolute show-stopper for Amazon, with its stacked voice cast including Steve Yeun, JK Simmons, Gillian Jacobs, and Zazie Beats bringing in even more viewers for the show than the fans of the comic already did. The show received great reviews for its first season, earning a 98 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.6/10 on IMDb. But it’s been two and a half years since the first season premiered in March of 2021, and fans have been turned up to 100 in anticipation of the second season in November. At NYCC, Robert Kirkman was able to rile fans up even more in a roundtable discussion with press members. 

Mark is Earth’s Protector 

After the events of season 1 and Omni-Man’s departure from Earth, the world has lost its strongest protector. In his absence, Kirkman says that Mark will have to step up to fill the void left by his father. In season 2, we will be introduced to a new villain that Kirkman calls “Angstrom,” and it’s a villain solely for Mark. “Angstrom is the first villain that is just Invincible’s villain. It’s not someone that just existed in the world that possibly Omni-Man or other Guardians of the Globe faced. In this season, Invincible is taking the mantle of defender of the Earth from Omni-Man.” That’s something very exciting for the show, as in season 1, we mainly only saw Mark fighting as a secondary or a helping hand, and he was mostly getting his butt kicked. As the defender for Earth, he’s going to have to really step up and be the number one guy. 

Mark also has a lot to prove in terms of his father’s absence. Without giving away any spoilers from season 1, Mark has been raised to be just like his father. Can he become his own hero, or will he be the same as his father, as the season 2 trailer suggests? 

Not Exactly Like the Comics

If you think you know what’s coming because you’ve read the comic, I wouldn’t be so sure. Television and comics are obviously such different mediums that they quite obviously cannot be told in the same way. Kirkman said that he even feels that the show is like a “second draft to what we were able to do in the comics.” He goes on to mention that having the source material already there, they can “backwards engineer” new things into the television show to create more ways to show the things to come.

Invincible Season 2 News

This is super exciting for any Invincible fan, whether you’ve seen the comics or not because it shows you that this is new stuff that’s constantly being tinkered with and worked on. If you’ve read the comics, you can still thoroughly enjoy the show without being completely clued in, and you can still be surprised by what happens in the television show. 

It’s exciting to hear that they are still coming up with new ways to tell the story of Invincible, but they are using the comics to tell it. It can be quite disheartening when a show or movie strays too far away from the source material or sticks to it exactly. The different mediums give us a chance to experience it in a different way, but when the story is organically altered and changed, it makes the viewing experience that much more fun. 

Future of Omni-Man

Another thing Kirkman was asked and then touched on was the future of season 1’s most powerful character, Omni-Man. Omni-Man’s departure at the end of season 1 was very mysterious; nobody knows where he went, and nobody knows what he will do. So, will we get an update on this in season 2? Kirkman says, “it’s definitely going to be a mystery… but you won’t go the entirety of season 2 without seeing Omni-Man. It’s something that we will see eventually at some point in some form. Still, it will come when you least expect it.” So, we will be seeing Omni-Man in season 2, but the capacity is unknown. Kirkman is quite hush-hush about anything more than that. It is very exciting and mysterious that he says it will come “when we least expect it.” The extent of Omni-Man’s appearances is also a big unknown, but Kirkman definitely did a great job of getting us excited about it. 

Invincible 

One of the most intriguing things about Invincible is that while it is a superhero show amongst a vast sea of other superhero movies, shows, and video games, it still has a fresh and new sense about it that doesn’t feel tired. From what was learned in this interview, it seems like the show really tries its hardest to make that happen for its viewers. 

Season 2 looks to be worth all of the hype so far, and it will be a great day for fans when the second season is released on November 2. Stream the second season of Invincible on Amazon Prime.

Invincible Season 2 News

Invincible (2023) Official Prime Video Trailer 

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