Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb says the Inhumans could still live on, despite cancellation

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May 1, 2020, 12:50 PM EDT (Updated)

Don't count out Black Bolt, Medusa, Karnak, Lockjaw, and Maximus just yet. While ABC decided to pull the plug on Marvel's Inhumans, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb is still hopeful about the future of the characters. He addressed the recently-cancelled show during a Reddit AMA in an effort to drum up publicity for the debut episodes of Cloak & Dagger on Freeform.

Reddit user thatguy9234 posed the following question to Loeb: 

"Will the actors in Inhumans be brought back if their characters are revived in either Marvel TV or the MCU? I personally liked the casting choices made for the show."

Loeb's response was, "Hope so. Great cast and for what's it worth, still think is a fun show."

This seems to indicate the folks at Marvel don't want to sweep everything about the show under the rug. In other words, it sounds like they won't just retcon or recast if the time ever comes to dust off the Inhuman royal family. It's good to know that Loeb has faith in the cast and their ability to bring such an iconic property to life. 

Marvel's Inhumans ran for one season last September, which consisted of eight poorly-received episodes. Despite a talented cast that included Anson Mount and Iwan Rheon, not even casual fans of these characters could overlook the show's obvious flaws. The question soon turned to when it would be cancelled by the network and shortly after Mount joined the ranks of Star Trek: Discovery, ABC announced that it would not renew Inhumans, the only live-action Marvel show to not receive a second season. 

Not even Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, who planned on making an Inhumans movie years back, wanted to acknowledge such a massive failure. Meanwhile, IMAX, which partnered with ABC on filming and distribution, regretted the decision to associate its good name with such a misfire. 

Hopefully, the good people of Attilan won't have to live in exile for too long before they're brought back into the spotlight of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in some capacity.