No one is more excited about a big-screen adaptation of Invincible than directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Last year it was announced that the pair had been gifted with the task of turning Walking Dead writer Robert Kirkman and artist Cory Walker’s beloved superhero creation into a movie, and we’ve been waiting to hear an update ever since.
Now, Rogen and Goldberg have sat down with Mashable to let fans know how that project's been coming along, and while they’re not giving away any major plot spoilers, it does sound like they’re having an absolute blast making it.
One of our burning questions would be how they plan on cramming all 144 issues of the comic book into one movie, or at the least, how they’ll get all the best bits in there, and they’re willing to give up that their movie is going to be a “classic” telling of the story.
Goldberg explained: "We've come up with some conventions that I think will make it a more cinematic experience that fits in the timeframe more. But we're not reinventing the wheel here, we're not going to massively change Invincible. The core story of that comic and the core characters are what makes it great."
The fan-favorite series has been running for 14 years, and follows the life of Mark Grayson, the son of the superhero known as Omni-Man. Mark inherits his father’s powers — flight, strength, speed and invulnerability — as a teenager, and becomes the superhero Invincible, but discovers that the Viltrumites, the race that his father is from, are not as peaceful as he was led to believe.
The directing duo also noted that working with Kirkman has afforded them some freedom that they wouldn’t have gotten on the set of say, Justice League or The Avengers. "We can do anything we want. So many other properties come with a million [guidelines]. If we instead chose to do the Justice League movie, the restrictions that I assume come with that are phenomenally huge," Goldberg added.
Goldberg even went so far as to say that when it comes to the Invincible cinematic universe, he and Rogen can really let loose, adding: "We've been given a universe where we can really go nuts, and thanks to how Kirkman has written the comics we can kill off people, we can do insane things that you just would not be given the opportunity to do, I imagine, with a Marvel or a DC film."
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