Cinema is firmly anchored in the middle of its Multiverse phase. From big blockbusters like Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse With the smaller, dear, admire dear Everything is everywhere at once, the theme of a different universe where alternate events play out and the repetition of certain characteristics can collide all the favorite for filmmakers now. Superhero movies have been particularly run with the idea of movies like: Spider-Man: No Way Home And The Flash Using the multiverse as a way to reunite the characters in the previous screen and harness nostalgia for better or for worse. The next to accept the multiverse will be Robert Kirkman‘s Invincible Season 2, but the creator has a different approach from his peers.
Talk to Collider’s Perry NemiroffKirkman explained that InvincibleThe description of the multiverse would be more traditional. His goal was not to capitalize on the popularity of his various stories or to draw inspiration from their success. About Spider-Verse, There is no way homeOr The FlashHowever, he admits that the story appeals to him as a fan when it’s done well, even if it’s an “easy button” for extra buzz:
“It’s funny because I don’t think I know about it Far from home Or Spider-Verse – Or maybe Spider-Verse out – but when we decided to do this for season 2, I didn’t know there was Flash Movie. It is literally everywhere. I don’t know what it is about it. I think it is a good tool to use to bring a different incarnation of things in, which I think is a kind of becoming … I would say a simple button. It’s like, ‘Let’s cool this, get that person from something else here.’ And so it’s very cool and as a fan, I love it.”
Invincible Season 2 will be a very character driven story
What he said was determined InvincibleThe diverse story of Beyond the Crowd is that it’s less about using plot devices as a way to bring fan-favorite characters into the same universe but more as a way to explore the series’ beloved characters through the lens of other universes. The villain this time, Sterling K. BrownAngstrom Levy, has the power to open doors to other worlds, an ability he uses to learn more about Invincible and almost destroys him by releasing the evil character of the famous hero from alternate worlds. Levy’s introduction to the show will mean discovering who Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun) and his friends are through the results of the decisions they can really make and how they will respond.
It seems like a broad approach, but Kirkman plans to make it all digestible. He compared it to the 1998 romantic drama Sliding door About a woman who lives in two very different periods motivated by whether she arrives at the train on time or not, changes her information and, in the end, the audience, learns about her life in each place. Kirkman explains:
“But I would say that we use Angstrom Levy’s Multiverse abilities in a very different way, it’s not just about pulling different things that you might like into the story through the Multiverse. It’s about the characters. There’s a lot of drama to see. Sliding door Aspects of another dimension, and find, for example, that things go differently when different decisions are made. We’re drilling it down to the simplest form, and it’s not this big… I’m trying not to say useless words.
Season 2 of Invincible will see Mark trying to rebuild his life and fight the Viltrumite legacy of his father Omni-Man (JK Simmons). After learning of his goal to collect the world and his general disregard for human life, Mark is afraid that he will become unwittingly and some of the defenders of the planet are equally wary of Invincible. Sandra Oh, Zazie Beetz, Gillian Jacobs, Gray DeLisle, Chris Diamantopoulos, Walton Goggins, Jason Mantzoukas, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Kevin Michael RichardsonAnd Seth RogenIt’s back for another round, but Season 2 will be bigger than ever with more than a dozen new additions including Tatiana Maslany, Daveed Diggs, Peter Cullen, Cliff Curtis, Calista Flockhart, Scoot McNairy, Lea ThompsonAnd Ben Schwartz.
Invincible returns for Season 2 on Prime Video on November 3. For more on Invincible Season 2, watch our full interview with Robert Kirkman below.