When Marvel Studios first announced that an “Inhumans” movie was in the works back in 2014, fans excited to hear about this inclusion in the “Phase 3” line-up together with “Captain America: Civil War” and “Doctor Strange“.
The move made sense because The Inhumans could easily fill in the void left by the X-Men’s absence in Marvel Cinematic Universe. Unfortunately, “Inhumans” was yanked off Marvel’s movie slate. But fret not, cos the “Inhumans” is still happening, just not in the manner you were expecting.
Yesterday (Monday, 14th November), Marvel Television, a unit of Marvel Entertainment, announced that “The Inhumans” will be made into a television series. The show will be co-produced between Marvel, ABC, and IMAX, with the first 2 episodes premiering next year in IMAX theatres (in US) before airing on ABC as a weekly series.
The Inhumans are basically a race of superhumans gifted with superpowers like the X-Men. The difference is that these hybrid species of humans acquire their abilities from ancient alien tinkering instead of natural mutations. Expect to see the likes of Black Bolt, Medusa, Crystal, Gorgon, and the Inhuman royal family in the upcoming series.
If “Inhumans” will turn out to be anything like “Agent Carter” or “Agents of SHIELD”, then the TV show will be likely be very isolated from the larger MCU.
The first season of “The Inhumans” will run for 8 episodes and is expected to debut in September 2017.