Invincible Solid & Character Information
Amazon Prime will be out this March and will premiere its adaptation of Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley’s long-running superhero epic Invincible. Set in its own universe of heroes and villains, the Image Comics estate follows the adventures of the young Mark Grayson, son of the world’s greatest superhero. After Mark’s own powers begin to awaken, he will finally get the chance to set up his own business and become a hero in the form of Invincible.
Mark enters the world of heroism and is confronted with other heroes, villains and other characters who will play a central role in his own journey. With the animated series bringing many of the cartoon characters to life with new looks and amazing casts, here’s a guide to the actors the Invincible series hired to tackle its wide range of characters.
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Mark Grayson / Invincible (Steven Yeun)
Mark Grayson gets his superpowers from his father and is called Invincible as the world’s newest hero. His skills include superpower, incredible speed, flight, and near invulnerability. As he continues his journey, these newfound powers and his role as a hero will be tested as the threats to which he faces increase in number and power. Mark is portrayed by Steven Yeun, best known for his role as Glenn in The Walking Dead.
Nolan Grayson / Omni-Man (JK Simmons)
Nolan Grayson, the greatest hero in the world, came from the planet Viltrum as an ambassador for the ways of his people to earth. Determined to help humanity, he became an omni-man, eventually fell in love and started a family. As his world version of Superman, his deeds are the gold standard for any budding hero. JK Simmons is no stranger to comic book roles and will be voicing Omni-Man after playing roles such as Commissioner Gordon in the Justice League and J. Jonah Jameson in both the MCU and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy.
Debbie Grayson (Sandra Oh)
After Nolan saved her life as an Omni-Man, Debbie began showing extraterrestrial life on Earth and the two eventually fell in love. Debbie, Mark’s human mother, supports both her husband and son as the stone that stabilizes her hectic life as superheroes with her own sense of perspective. In the adaptation of the Amazon, she is played by Sandra Oh, famous for her leading roles in Grey’s Anatomy and Killing Eve.
Allen the Extra-Terrestrial (Seth Rogen)
Allen, the alien, comes from the Coalition of Planets and visits Earth every few years to regularly fight Omni-Man. Allen is generally pleasant and friendly, always ready for battle, to test his surroundings and prepare for the battles ahead. When he meets the new hero Invincible, he becomes Mark’s connection to the universe around him. Allen is voiced by comedy icon Seth Rogen, who is also the executive producer on the show.
Cecil Stedman (Walton Goggins)
Cecil Stedman is the liaison between the US government and the world’s superheroes, always looking for America’s best interests. He has worked with the heroes for the past two decades and even considers Omni-Man a friend. However, Cecil’s top priority will always be his job, which can create problems between him and Invincible. On the series, he is played by Walton Goggins, best known for his roles in Justified and Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Samantha Eve Wilkins / Atom Eve (Gillian Jacobs)
Another young heroine, Samantha, also known as Atom Eve, has the power to change the atoms and molecular design of objects, and to create force fields and other weapons for herself in times of need. She’s on the teen team and goes to the same school as Mark. As Invincible makes a name for itself, Atom helps Eve introduce him to the world of other heroes. In Amazon’s Invincible, the character of Gillian Jacobs from the community is represented.
Rex Sloan / Rexplode (Jason Mantzoukas)
Like Atom Eve, Rexsplode is another member of the teen team. Rex has made it his mission to become a great hero and can turn anything he touches into an explosive that he can detonate on command. He has fought alongside Atom Eve for years and is her partner, both professionally and domestically. Rexplode is played by Jason Mantzoukas, as seen in Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Big Mouth.
Robot (Zachary Quinto)
Robot, the leader of the teen team, acts as the team’s technician and main strategist in battle. With origins unknown even to his teammates, Robot has proven to be trustworthy as he has integrated into the team and viewed them through his robotic lenses. In Invincible, the character is voiced by Zachary Quinto, who also played the voice of the Enterprise’s logic, Spock, in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek trilogy.
Art Rosenbaum (Mark Hamill)
Art Rosenbaum, like Debbie Grayson, is another key figure in Mark Grayson’s journey to becoming a hero. A close friend of the Graysons as a tailor for many of the world’s great heroes, including Omni-Man, Art supplies Mark with his iconic costume. As the world begins to change around Invincible, the art remains the same, a friend and a source of advice for the budding hero. In the series, he is portrayed by Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.
Guardian of the Globe
The Guardians of the Globe, who serve as the worldwide version of the Justice League, have fought alongside Omni-Man for years. They are the greatest heroes in the world in every crisis, and the group all heroes dream of one day joining. The team is portrayed by members of the cast of The Walking Dead, another of Robert Kirkman’s cast, including Lennie James as Darkwing, Sonequa Martin-Green as Green Ghost, Lauren Cohan as War Woman, Michael Cudlitz as Red Rush, and Khary Payton as Black Samson and Ross Marquand as Immortals and Aquarius.
Other heroes and allies
The animated series has also cast many other smaller characters who will help in Invincible’s efforts to save the world. Andrew Rannels, Zazie Beetz and Jonathan Groff will appear as William Clockwell, Amber Bennet and Rick Sheridan, all of Mark’s classmates involved in both his personal and superhero lives. The final on the teen team, Malese Jow will play Kate Cha / Dupli-Kate, with Gray Griffin and Kevin Michael Richardson both portraying Amanda / Monster Girl. Griffin will also play Shrinking Ray, an older hero who hasn’t made it into the Guardians of the Globe.
Mae Whitman will star in supporting roles as Fightmaster and Dropkick, a time-traveling duo with a warning to Mark, and Chris Diamantopoulos as Donald Ferguson, Cecil Stedman’s right-hand man in the affairs of the heroes. Nicole Byer and Jon Hamn have also been cast as entirely new characters, whose identities are yet to be seen. Most notably, Oscar-winning and future Blade actor Mahershala Ali has been cast as Titan, another vigilante who joins Invincible in the fight against crime.
On the vicious side, Invincible will feature Jeffrey Donovan as Machine Head, the city’s leading mob boss. Clancy Brown will play Damien Darkblood, with Chris Diamantopoulos and Kevin Michael Richardson joining the cast as Doc Seismic and Mauler Twins, respectively. Michael Dorn, known as Worf from Star Trek, will play Battle Beast, one of the deadliest warriors in the galaxy, constantly on the lookout for worthy prey. Among those who would challenge Mark’s journey, the series also features two alums from the DCEU: Djimon Hounsou, who will play the Mars Emperor, and Ezra Miller of The Flash, who attacks DA Sinclair, a brilliant inventor, with a terrible plot .
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