It has been tough for the Inhumans to find its place within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Instead of a potential big-screen franchise, the property was reinvented into an ABC miniseries, but with a twist. Marvel and ABC have partnered with IMAX to bring Inhumans to life and will air the first two episodes in theaters for two weeks before the full series airs on ABC in September.
With production gearing up, the series has already enlisted Black Sails director Roel Reine to helm the first two episodes in Hawaii this March. And while there’s been little news in terms of who has been cast to bring the Inhumans to life, one potential castmember may have been revealed via social media.
Reine took to Twitter to show off the IMAX cameras that will be used for the project, and one of the replies he got caught the eye of Marvel Studio News. Actress Elysia Rotaru, who played Taiana on Arrow, replied to the tweet in a way that suggests her being involved in the project.
Of course, casting has not been confirmed by Marvel or anyone else involved. Social media activity as a whole has an uneven track record in breaking casting news. While it did prove true that Rick Famuyiwa would direct The Flash (before leaving), more recently social media activity incorrectly indicated the potential leads of Cloak & Dagger as Marvel just recently named their official casting choices for the upcoming Freeform program.
Still, the tweet is curious enough that it is worth discussing. Rotaru has a history of appearing in genre TV projects, with her aforementioned role on Arrow and appearances in Supernatural, Fringe, and iZombie, so a role in Inhumans wouldn’t be a surprising departure for the actor.
Based on previous character breakdowns for the series, Rotaru would match the description of Medusa, the Queen of the Inhumans and wife to Black Bolt. She is the right age for the part and based on her IMDB page. Additionally, she does not have any upcoming projects not already completed — leaving her schedule wide open to tackle a project for Marvel. If Rotaru has joined the cast, Marvel may very well have other roles cast too, meaning an official casting announcement for the entire series may be on its way soon.
The Inhumans will be shown in IMAX theaters for two weeks starting Labor Day weekend, prior to the television premiere September 26, 2017 on ABC.