It’s been a whopping 15 years since Invader Zim traveled from Planet Irken to Planet Earth, and it seems that he loved it so much…he’s planning a return. The cult-classic TV show was a huge hit back in the ‘90s, and Nickelodeon has confirmed that it’s now getting its very own TV movie from the original creator, Jhonen Vasquez. (Yay!)
The fact that Vasquez is on board is a relief to all Invader Zim fans – as it means it’s going to be similar to the original. And who wants a TV-to-Movie adaptation that isn’t like the TV show? It’s said that the new movie is going to around 90 minutes long and will follow the life of Zim as he tries (again) to take over the world by (another) plan to destroy the Earth. You got the give the guy credit; he doesn’t give up. As well as this, Zim tries (once again) to impress his leaders on Planet Irken and get the approval of the Almighty Tallest.
Nickelodeon has released a statement saying that the new movie,
Will show the latest and greatest ridiculous attempt at world domination by the universe’s worst alien invader ever.
And we can’t wait.
What makes this new adaptation even more exciting is the fact that most of the original cast and voice members will be reprising their roles on Invader Zim. Naturally, Richard Horvitz will be continuing his role as Invader Zim. Rosearik Rikki Simons as GIR, Melissa Fahn as Gaz and Andy Berman as Dib, have also all signed their contracts. Yes, it really is happening.
And even more cast members will be announced in the upcoming months, so it can only get better. Unfortunately, there is no release date just yet, but the wheels are definitely in motion.
It seems the Invader Zim TV-movie isn’t the only adaptation in the pipeline. Sources have revealed that Nickelodeon is also in the process of creating a Hey Arnold! Movie that will be called, Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, which will FINALLY tell us the whereabouts of his missing parents and will take off where it was left in the TV series in 2004. We’ve heard there’s even going to be a Rocko’s Modern Life TV revival special.
We couldn’t get any more nostalgic if we tried.