INVINCIBLE Live-Action Movie, First Announced In 2017, Gets A Disappointing Update From Creator Robert Kirkman

INVINCIBLE Live-Action Movie, First Announced In 2017, Gets A Disappointing Update From Creator Robert Kirkman INVINCIBLE Live-Action Movie, First Announced In 2017, Gets A Disappointing Update From Creator Robert Kirkman

Ahead of Invincible's return to Prime Video on November 3, we have a long-awaited update on plans for a live-action movie six years after it was first revealed to be on the way. Read on for details...

By JoshWilding - Oct 27, 2023 07:10 AM EST
Filed Under: Invincible
Source: Variety

Plans for a live-action Invincible movie were first announced back in 2017. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg boarded the project as writers and directors, with Point Grey Pictures and Skybound Entertainment producing and Universal Pictures set to distribute. 

All signs pointed to the project being a priority but it's seemingly fallen by the wayside, with the focus instead shifting to Prime Video's animated Invincible TV series based on Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley's comic book. 

Talking to Variety about the show's second season, Kirkman said the movie is, "Still in the script development stage. I think once we get the script to where it needs to be, I think we’ll be in a good place, and can move fairly quickly after that."

"But all of the factors that I just discussed are things that we’re thinking about: How does this feel new? How does this feel different? How is this going to feel like something that’s special? Those are very tall orders," he continued. "We also need to find a way to play off the animated series, but also differentiate ourselves and give the movie a reason for existing. There’s a lot of work that needs to be done. But we’re hopeful."

The animated Invincible has very faithfully adapted the comics so it's hard to say what a live-action movie could bring to the table that we haven't already seen in animation (aside from plenty of live-action gore). This year's WGA strike obviously won't have helped speed things along either. 

In the same interview, Kirkman was asked if we can now expect the show to drop new seasons yearly on Prime Video. 

"That is the goal. The realities of animation may make that a little difficult, but what I can guarantee is that the gap between Season 1 and 2 is the longest gap we should ever have, you know, barring some unforeseen catastrophe," he explained. "It may be every 18 months or 16 months or 13 months or every 12 months. We’re still trying to figure that out."

Published by Image Comics and set in the Image Universe, Invincible follows the coming of age of superhero Mark Grayson/Invincible, a Viltrumite and first-born son of Omni-Man, the most powerful superhero on Earth. The series began publication on January 22, 2003 and concluded on February 14, 2018, with 144 issues. During that time, the title character even crossed paths with Marvel Comics' Spider-Man.

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ShimmyShimmyYA - 10/27/2023, 8:00 AM
Perfectly fine if this never happens we have the show
Arthorious - 10/27/2023, 8:24 AM
You know not everything needs a live action adaption
GhostDog - 10/27/2023, 8:28 AM
Good. We don’t need it.
valmic - 10/27/2023, 8:29 AM
Superhero movies will be played out by the time to make it. Tv is future for the next 20 years.
PC04 - 10/27/2023, 8:52 AM
Love the cartoon. Live Action isn't a must. If anything let the animated show run its course then go for a movie.
Izaizaiza - 10/27/2023, 8:56 AM
The cartoon and comic are fantastic, but I don't really feel like I need to see a live-action version at this point.
TheLobster - 10/27/2023, 10:10 AM
Echoing the same sentiments here - we don’t need a live action adaptation.
HulkisHoly - 10/27/2023, 11:39 AM
I’ll echo as well. Don’t need a live action adaptation.
Shivermetimbers - 10/27/2023, 1:26 PM
Ill be the contrarian and say that I would love a live action adaptation. That said, its not necessary and if they do it, I think it should be after the cartoon has run its course. Instead of adapting an existing storyline, they should make a movie that tells an original story expanding the universe we already know.
QuietStorm - 10/27/2023, 6:00 PM
A live action series. Yeah, I'll definitely take that. But a live action film, unless it has a helluva lead, writer and director AND is allowed to be at least 3 hours, I cant see a film doing justice.

So yeah, bring on the live action series once the Boys is off the air.
Nightwing1015 - 10/27/2023, 11:17 PM
The realities of animation may make that a little difficult”

Young justice did it

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