Invincible Season 2 will pick up with Mark dealing with his father leaving Earth and possibly being the villain in the series.
It has been a nearly two-year wait, but fans will finally get Invincible Season 2 on Amazon Prime Video. Although fans will have to wait until late Fall to catch up with Mark Grayson and the rest of the crew, creator Robert Kirkman presented Invincible’s patient fan base with a special surprise to tide them over. It was a standalone episode that followed Atom Eve, voiced by Gillian Jacobs.
Let’s take a look at what this special episode is all about and see where Invincible might go in season 2.
Season One Ended With A Shocker
We can’t know where we are going if we don’t know where we have been and the season one finale of Invincible was a perfect example of that. In it, Mark’s father Nolan/Omni-Man, the most powerful superhero on the planet and voiced by J. K. Simmons, finally revealed to his son to be the worst of the bad guys and sent to Earth to conquer it.
When Mark refuses to join his father, their resulting fight ended up killing thousands while destroying the city of Chicago.
So, with all of that destruction, chaos, and heartbreak, where will season 2 lead us?
The Invincible Season 2 Trailer Arrives
Unfortunately, not much is known about the upcoming season. Amazon Prime Video, Kirkman, and the cast are being understandably coy about the direction of season 2, so what we pass along is some educated guessing.
What we know for sure is that Mark will be struggling with the fact that his father is not the good guy he has portrayed Mark’s entire life. Knowing that his father is on Earth to conquer it and that he is the most powerful man on the planet, should make for an interesting season 2.
Along with that, Mark will also undoubtedly continue the tricky navigation between his superhero duties and his personal life. It has been one of the more impressive aspects of the series, watching Mark’s origin story as a struggle and not something he just willingly goes into.
With Nolan/Omni-Man leaving Earth at the end of season 1, we are not sure when or even if he will be returning. But with that storyline being so impactful, leaving Mark to twist as to who his father truly is, you can rest assured that Omni-Man will make a return to the series, if not in the first episode, but at some point down the line.
Fans can look to the source material (Kirkman was also the creator of the comic book series of the same name) as to what they might expect in season 2. Kirkman himself even made mention that everything fans saw in the montage that concluded season 1 was there to let everyone know everything that took place in that montage was important.
Will Mark feel it is time for him to step up and be Earth’s protector? If Kirkman and his team decide to follow the arc of his comic, then we might see the Sequids’ plan to take over Earth.
We may also see Allen and his space adventures, Titan’s growing criminal organization, and possibly Mark and Cecil not seeing eye-to-eye on how to protect Earth.
There are a number of ways season 2 can go and don’t be surprised if much of this is included.
Invincible Season 2 Will Premiere on November 3, 2023
Invincible fans can rejoice! We now have an exact date when we can expect the season 2 premiere. Kirkman treated fans to this bit of knowledge when he appeared at the San Diego Comic-Con, dropping the news that fans have been waiting for.
Season 2 of Invincible will drop on November 3, 2023, on Amazon Prime Video. One more thing Kirkman said was that season 2 would, like season 1, consist of 8 episodes.
Invincible Season 2 will only air the first four episodes, once a week for four weeks on Amazon Prime. Then there will be a hiatus.
And now for the bad news. When season 2 premieres in November, fans will only get to see the first four episodes, once a week for four weeks. Then the series will be taking a hiatus, but for how long, we do not know.
Chances are, Kirkman and Amazon Prime Video do not have that answer as well. The only thing said about it would be that it’ll premiere sometime in 2024.
The ongoing Writer’s and SAG-AFTRA strikes could have something to do with this but once we have more definitive answers, we will be sure to pass it along.
While that news is surely a bummer for Invincible fans, Kirkman did pass on his excitement for further seasons of Invincible. Speaking with Collider, Kirkman first said he can’t wait for fans to see season 2, then he shared that audiences will not have to wait long between season 2 and season 3 (season 3 has already been announced).
“Far enough along that there won’t be a similar gap between Season 2 and Season 3,” Kirkman told the outlet. He added, “This is the pain. This area right now is the pain for Invincible fans. So, once we’re through this, once Season 2 comes out, hopefully, it should be smooth sailing from there on. There won’t be these big, large gaps, theoretically.”
There Was An Atom Eve Invincible Standalone Episode
Robert Kirkman was not done with his surprises at the San Diego Comic-Con. A little whetting of the appetite was in store for those in the audience when he presented a standalone episode of Invincible.
The episode features Atom Eve (Gillian Jacobs) and tells her origin story from the very beginning of her birth to the actual birth of her superpowers.
Not only did Kirkman thrill his San Diego Comic-Con audience with this special episode, but it is also now available for fans’ viewing pleasure on Amazon Prime Video.
Invincible Season 2 Will Returning Many Voices
Steven Yuen will be back as the voice of Invincible/Mark Grayson. Also returning is Sandra Oh, who voices Mark’s mother, Debbie. With the storyline incomplete, we can also expect J. K. Simmons to return as Nolan, Omni-Man as well.
Of course, Gillian Jacobs will be back as Atom Eve with Walter Goggins, Zachary Quinto, Ross Marquand, Jason Mantzoukas, and Khary Payton returning as well.
You’ve got to give Robert Kirkman credit. He really can pull in the vocal talent. Here is a partial list of those who have been part of season 1 of Invincible and who we may be hearing in season 2:
Zazie Beetz, Mark Hamill, Clancy Brown, Seth Rogen, Jon Hamm, Lauren Cohen, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz, Reginald VelJohnson, Mahershala Ali, Djimon Hounsou, Jeffrey Donovan, Ezra Miller, Calista Flockhart, and Lea Thompson. Trust us, folks, this is just barely scratching the surface.
Invincible Is About Mark Grayson And His Journey As A Superhero
Mark Grayson, when we meet him, is a seemingly normal teenager with seemingly normal teenage problems. He is a 17-year-old kid whose life is about to change drastically. See, his father is Omni-Man, the most powerful being on the planet, and Mark is starting to find out that he too has been blessed with superpowers.
Now, Mark must not only deal with powers that are just beginning to surface but also try to live a “normal” life as a teen in high school. Mark is also going to find out that living in his father’s shadow is not a place he wants to be, so proving he is worthy to be on the same level as his father is going to be a tough road to hoe.
Of course, things become extremely difficult when Mark finds out his father is not the good guy he’s been playing for Mark’s entire life.