INVINCIBLE: Robert Kirkman On Recasting THE FLASH Star Ezra Miller And That Surprise "DC" Cameo

INVINCIBLE: Robert Kirkman On Recasting THE FLASH Star Ezra Miller And That Surprise "DC" Cameo INVINCIBLE: Robert Kirkman On Recasting THE FLASH Star Ezra Miller And That Surprise "DC" Cameo

The season 2 finale of Invincible included a lot of big talking points and producer Robert Kirkman has now opened up on a major casting change and what appeared to be a Batman cameo. Check it out...

By JoshWilding - Apr 05, 2024 08:04 PM EST
Filed Under: Invincible
Source: Variety (via

The season 2 finale of Invincible landed on Prime Video yesterday and, while we were forced to wait a long time for those new episodes, it proved to be worth it (and we've been left with plenty to discuss heading into season 3). 

However, one big distraction this week was the news that D.A. Sinclair, a character voiced by The Flash star Ezra Miller in season 1, was instead being played by Eric Bauza in season 2. Many have put that down to the controversies surrounding the troubled actor, but creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman says otherwise. 

"Like we saw with the Rick Sheridan role that was played by Jonathan Groff in Season 1 and Luke Macfarlane in Season 2 and similar to 'Game of Thrones' when you have a cast that’s this large and you’re recording in different times, sometimes availabilities are going to shift and recasting is going to be necessary," he tells Variety (via

"I think it’s going to be something that’s going to happen from time to time with this show. I think that Eric Bauza is an immense talent and I am loving working with him, it’s a real opportunity to work with somebody that is so experienced in animation and has the skills and wealth of experience that he has."

Admitting that splitting season 2 was a necessary, albeit unpopular, decision for Invincible, Kirkman dropped some intriguing hints about what's to come when the series returns with its next batch of episodes. 

"I don’t want to reveal exactly what we’re doing. There’s a lot of great stuff with Cecil Stedman. We get to see a little bit of his backstory and get to know a little bit more about him as a person," the prolific comic book writer teases. "The relationship between Mark and Eve is evolving in some really exciting way. It was very important to us in Season 2 to show that this is the Mark Grayson-Invincible show; it’s not the Omni-Man show."

"Omni-Man was very present in Season 2 and he’s a really big part of the show, but I worried a little bit coming out of Season 1 that people were like, 'Oh, I love that Omni-Man guy. I want to see more Omni-Man.' So we took a little bit of a pause on Omni-Man for Season 2. He’s gonna be in Season 3 a little more."

While some creative means had to be used to incorporate "Spider-Man" into Invincible's season 2 finale, Batman showed up in a slightly more obvious manner. Well, aside from the fact that's not Batman and Prime Video definitely didn't get DC's permission...

"Listen, I think that sequence might seem to imply a certain thing that isn’t there. That’s not Gotham City. That’s not Batman," Kirkman told the trade. "That’s a completely different bat character that Mark is referring to. If the audience is inferring a certain thing from it, I don’t have control over that. The audience gets to take from it what they will, but it was never our intention to imply anything remotely close to the Batman character."

You can watch not-Batman's Invincible cameo in the X post below.

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN Cameos In The INVINCIBLE Season 2 Finale Thanks To A Talented Fan Animator

SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN Cameos In The INVINCIBLE Season 2 Finale Thanks To A Talented Fan Animator

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AnthonyVonGeek - 4/5/2024, 8:09 PM
Me after the season finale…
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Origame - 4/5/2024, 8:17 PM
I mean, technically we don't know what he's called in this universe. From a legal perspective, it's possible this guy is named man bat. Or el bate hombre.
STINGRAY - 4/5/2024, 8:26 PM
@Origame - I`ll bet it`s....BAT-MANUEL !

¡Ay, caramba!
Evansly - 4/5/2024, 8:29 PM
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Origame - 4/5/2024, 9:02 PM
@STINGRAY - his name is bat Bruce.

Turns out this universe he doesn't understand how secret identities work.
dancingmonkey08 - 4/6/2024, 9:01 PM
@STINGRAY - Batmanuel is amazing...
Evansly - 4/5/2024, 8:28 PM
I loved this whole season! It definitely was a disservice to break it up into two pieces and I look forward to watching it over again. Really looking forward to season 3.

No loss not having Ezra Miller
Malatrova15 - 4/5/2024, 8:28 PM
Im just glad they get Pablo Lyle for this role, he is much more talented than Ezra
mountainman - 4/5/2024, 8:42 PM
I really enjoyed season 2, besides the lengthy break.

Looking forward to more!
MotherGooseUPus - 4/5/2024, 9:46 PM
@mountainman - same here. Wish I read the comics but I f*cking love thos shoe. Bets animated comic book show by a mile. Very much looking forward to S3 and what happens to a bunch of characters
mountainman - 4/5/2024, 10:20 PM
@MotherGooseUPus - Yeah man. Loving X-Men 97, but it isn’t on this level as of yet.

I also haven’t read the comic but I’m very tempted to get the first Omnibus.
GhostDog - 4/5/2024, 8:58 PM
Lmao like why can’t bro just admit the actual reason he was recast. Never understand why Hollywood folks jump through these unnecessary hoops to not say what everyone knows is true
RedFury - 4/5/2024, 9:32 PM
@GhostDog - in the age of outrage I think it's probably the safest bet to avoid causing a storm on one's self, or the show. Who knows how something like that could sprial you know? Even though there's obvious reasons to get rid of Ezra. It's always safest to keep it profesh.
VISIONaryNPa1 - 4/5/2024, 9:08 PM
So.. it is AND is not Batman.

Good to know.

Totally non-confusing.
MotherGooseUPus - 4/5/2024, 9:47 PM
100% Ezra thing was fired cuz he's a pedo. And that was 100% a batman reference which is fine.

I f*cking love this show and can't wait for S3
ObserverIO - 4/6/2024, 5:13 AM
I believe what he says about Ezra as much as I believe what he says about Batman, lol.
BlackStar25 - 4/6/2024, 9:15 AM
I need season 3 now!!! 😭😭😭

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