June 17, 2024

Robert Kirkman Wants Legendary TV Actor To Join Invincible Cast

Highlights

  • Invincible creator Robert Kirkman asked Bryan Cranston to join the cast, but Cranston declined due to his busy schedule.
  • Kirkman hasn’t ruled out bringing Cranston onto the show in the future and will keep trying to make it happen.
  • Cranston’s reputation as a talented actor and his iconic role as Walter White would make him a coveted addition to the show’s cast.

During Comic-Con, Invincible creator Robert Kirkman admitted that he had asked Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston to join the cast due to his iconic voice as Heisenberg, but Cranston turned him down because he is too occupied with the work he has now, Kirkman gave the full details of his interaction with Cranston while adding that he has not ruled out bringing Cranston onto the show in the near future. However, he did not give any details on when that might be.

Pat Mueller of ABC 10 News San Diego gave the full details of Kirkman’s interaction with Cranston at Comic-Con. “A true white whale for the show is Bryan Cranston. Kirkman told the audience that when he asked the Breaking Bad star to lend his voice to the production, Cranston politely told him he was ‘too busy.’ ‘I believe him — he’s Bryan Cranston,’ Kirkman said immediately.” Mueller added that Kirkman has not ruled out Cranston appearing in the near future. “Kirkman said he’ll keep ringing Cranston’s line — perhaps the familiar, raspy voice of Heisenberg will be on board in the future.”

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Invincible has landed some big names on the show, particularly from some of AMC’s biggest hit shows, like Steven Yeun, who plays the titular character Mark Grayson/Invincible, who played Glenn on The Walking Dead. In fact, the original Guardians of the Globe consisted of actors who had roles on the zombie apocalypse show. Jon Hamm, best known for playing Don Draper on Mad Men, guest starred as a secret service agent who appeared in the first two episodes of the show. When the show announced season 2’s release date, they also revealed that Rhea Seehorn of Better Call Saul will join the cast.

As Kirkman put it, Cranston would be a white whale to land because of his reputation as one of Hollywood’s best actors, thanks primarily to his performance as Walter White. However, while Cranston is known best for playing the chemistry teacher-turned-meth kingpin, many forget Cranston has a long history in comedy – which is why AMC executives initially laughed at the idea of casting him as White before Breaking Bad aired – so no matter what kind of role they put Cranston in, he’d do well whether his character is intended to be a villain or to make the audience laugh.

The show has done that before. Take their casting of Mark Hamill as supe tailor Art Rosenbaum. While anyone familiar with Hamill knows him best as Luke Skywalker, anyone who’s familiar with his voice work knows his villainous roles as The Joker on Batman: The Animated Series and Firelord Ozai on Avatar: The Last Airbender. To see him not voice a dastardly villain made for a hilarious and fitting change. Who’s to say Cranston couldn’t do the same, like playing the reverse Walter White? In other words, someone who started out bad then became good?

Invincible season 2 will start streaming new episodes on November 3, 2023.

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Source: ABC 10 News San Diego

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