Amazon’s ‘Invincible’ Drops First Trailer
Amazon has released the first trailer for its Invincible series, an animated adaption of the popular Robert Kirkman superhero comic.
Invincible follows a 17-year old boy called Mark Grayson, son of the strongest superhero in the world, who is just discovering superpowers of his own.
Imagine your father is the strongest superhero in the universe. He taught you everything you know… but not everything is what it seems.
— Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) October 8, 2020
The trailer shows Mark playing a nice game of catch with his father, only they’re both hovering hundreds of miles up in the air and throwing the ball around the circumference of the planet. We then get a short montage of Mark suiting up as a superhero, eagerly seeking out new villains to fight.
The show’s official synopsis is as follows:
“Invincible” is an adult animated superhero show that revolves around 17-year-old Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun), who’s just like every other guy his age — except that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). But as Mark develops powers of his own, he discovers that his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.
The trailer also reveals that one of Mark’s powers in invincibility, which is clearly teased in the series’ title. For those not familiar with the comic, it will be interesting to see how the story deals with this power. One of the main criticisms of Superman is that his invulnerability makes him a bit of a boring superhero, so the story will have to get creative when it comes to raising the stakes for Mark Grayson when he inevitably gets into trouble.
The decision not to make Invincible a live action series seems like a smart one from Amazon. Not only because they already have a hugely popular live action superhero show in The Boys, but also because the action scenes shown off in this trailer are far less expensive to animate than they would be to recreate with CGI and special effects.
The trailer didn’t give us an official date, but it does confirm that Invincible will arrive in 2021. Let’s hope it’s not too long a wait.