Marvel’s The Inhumans will finally be coming to a screen near you. With a tiny catch.
Marvel has just announced that they are working on a new Inhumans TV series and that a version of the first two episodes of the series (to be filmed with IMAX digital cameras and produced with ABC Television) will be released in IMAX theaters worldwide for two weeks (which is a first for a TV series) in early September 2017, before premiering as a weekly series on ABC. The series will also feature additional content that can only be seen on the network.
Bad news is, this could mean we won't see an Inhumans movie anytime soon, which we’ve got to admit we saw coming ever since Marvel pulled the movie from its Phase 3 schedule. Good news is, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the 8-episode series will not be a spinoff of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — which is a relief considering the fact that the whole Inhumans storyline has been sadly underwhelming on the show. Now, on to the even better news! As per the official press release:
Marvel’s The Inhumans will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.
Yep! Black Bolt, Medusa, Crystal, Gorgon, Karnak, Triton and Lockjaw will finally come alive in all their live-action glory for the first time ever! Created in 1965 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics, The Inhumans featured a race of “superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers.” About the whole IMAX deal, here’s what Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group said:
“This unprecedented alliance represents a bold, innovative approach to launching great TV content for a worldwide audienceIt highlights Disney|ABC’s unrelenting commitment to finding new and creative ways to showcasing our very best programming and increasing global engagement and reach.”
What do you think about Marvel’s The Inhumans being adapted as a TV series instead of a huge, epic blockbuster movie?