Why Invincible’s finale spanned the massive comic book fight
The Invincible showrunner reveals details about the comic’s adaptation to the animated series and the decision to make the Season 1 finale so brutal.
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Invincible Season 1, Episode 8, “Where I’m Really From,” available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
The first season of Invincible from creators Robert Kirkman and Corey Walker led to a clash between teenage superhero Mark Grayson (Invincible) and his murderous father Nolan Grayson (Omni-Man) in the finale. The decision to make this climax scene more visceral than the source material was a calculated choice.
In an interview with Slash movie, showrunner Simon Racioppa explained how they adapted the series from the page to the screen. “We actually follow the comics as closely as possible, or quite close,” Racioppa said. “If there are any signs or events or moments that happened in the books and we’re like, ‘This should be on the show,’ we put it on the show.”
At the start of the series, Omni-Man brutally kills the Guardians of the Globe, a team of overpowered beings who protected the Earth, in an effort to weaken and take over the planet. As a Viltrumite, Omni-Man’s main goal is to conquer worlds and rule with an iron fist, but on Earth he has had to play the role of father, husband, and superhero of confidence to learn about human culture first.
“So there’s a section in the books that happens when Mark confronts his father,” Racioppa continued, “which ends up picking up Mark and they crash into some sort of subway. You don’t see what’s going on. goes over there, but you see some trains crashing. It’s a much smaller moment, it only happens on two panels. “
The Season 1 finale was filled with emotion and blood after Invincible found out his father was responsible for the murder of the Guardians of the Globe. Omni-Man tries to convince his son of his point of view in the most brutal way possible as Invincible tries to remind his father of his own humanity.
Racioppa said, “The final episode is written by Robert Kirkman himself. He wanted to develop that moment and just make it bigger, more brutal, more devastating, but emotionally for Mark and also for our audience. He had the idea of holding Mark near this train and forcing him to face Nolan’s reality that these people are meaningless. “
Invincible stars Steven Yeun, JK Simmons, Sandra Oh, Seth Rogen, Gillian Jacobs, Andrew Rannells, Zazie Beetz, Mark Hamill, Walton Goggins, Jason Mantzoukas, Mae Whitman, Chris Diamantopoulos, Melise, Kevin Michael Richardson, Khary Payton, Gray Griffin and Max Burkholder. The series is produced by Skybound and produced by Robert Kirkman, Simon Racioppa, David Alpert and Catherine Winder. The first season is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
Source: Slash movie
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