Invader Zim fans have been eagerly awaiting the return of their favorite would-be world conqueror ever since Nickelodeon announced in April 2017 they were developing a new TV movie for the diminutive Irken.
Now the wait is nearly over, after he finally made a crash landing at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con with the first look at new artwork and footage for Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus.
At a panel hosted by our very own Hector Navarro, show creator Jhonen Vazquez and original voice cast members Richard Horvitz (Zim), Rikki Simons (GIR), Wally Wingert (Almighty Tallest Red), and Kevin McDonald (Almighty Tallest Purple), reunited to discuss the history and best moments of the cult classic TV series that originally debuted on Nickelodeon in 2001. They also offered some insight into what cans can expect from the new movie, which will find the normally overly confident Zim experiencing self-doubt leaving him vulnerable from his greatest foe. The event was topped off with a sneak peek at new character artwork and the first footage from the film.
It might be short on dialogue, but it’s big on excitement:
“In Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus, Zim discovers his almighty leaders have no intention of coming to Earth and he loses confidence in his own amazingness for the first time in his amazing life, which is the big break his human nemesis Dib has been waiting for. At some point, GIR rides a tiny donkey, and that’s all anyone should really care about.”
You can see the rest of the new character artwork below.
Even after all these years there is still nobody we’d rather the denizens of Earth be enslaved by than Zim.
If you want to read more about what you can expect from the movie, check out what our Christy Admiraal learned when she had a chance to sit down with the cast and crew beforehand.
What are you most excited to see from Zim in his new movie? Invade our comments section below with your best ideas.