Amazon Prime’s animated adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s comic Invincible was already shaping up to be a very Walking Dead-friendly place. Both Steven Yeun (Glenn on TWD) and Khary Payton (King Ezekiel) had signed up in prominent roles. But with this latest casting news, Invincible may as well be part of The Walking Dead universe.
Kirkman announced during his Comic-Con@Home virtual panel today that six…SIX(!!!) current and former Walking Dead actors will be joining the cast of Invincible. Not only that but they’ll all get to be on their own little team once again as they will each voice a character in the Guardians of the Globe. The castings are as follows:
- Lauren Cohan – War Woman
- Chad Coleman – Martian Man
- Michael Cudlitz – Red Rush
- Lennie James – Darkwing
- Ross Marquand – The Immortal & Aquarius
- Sonequa Martin-Green – Green Ghost
In the Invincible universe, the Guardians of the Globe are a private superhero organization founded by War Woman and Darkwing. They are considered the premier superhero team in Invincible’s world, akin to The Avengers or Justice League. Indeed each member of the Guardians of the Globe has a pretty direct analog in an existing Justice League member. Darkwing and War Woman match up closely with Batman and Wonder Woman for instance.
Having the team made up of the Walking Dead cast of past and present should be a fun little Easter egg for Kirkman fans. Of the six, only Cohan and Marquand remain on the series. Marquand portrays former Alexandria recruiter turned one-handed badass Aaron. Cohan has been a part of the series as Maggie Rhee (née Greene) since season 2. Though she exited the show for seasons 9 and 10 to star on ABC’s Whiskey Cavalier, AMC recently revealed that she will be returning for The Walking Dead season 10 finale and beyond.