Marvel Television is gearing up for (arguably) their most ambitious project yet. Inhumans may have seen its 2019 theatrical release date removed from the official Marvel slate, but what looked to spell doom for the project has actually resulted in a new idea that has never been done before. Now, Inhumans has found its home on ABC – fitting, as ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has already done some heavy-lifting in introducing the concept of Inhumans to the Marvel Cinematic Universe – but will still get a limited theatrical release in September, when its first two episodes screen in IMAX.
Director Roel Reine has been tapped to direct these episodes and film them with IMAX cameras. He recently showed off his first experience with the cameras, and what has ensued is a lot of speculative casting information about the Inhumans series. First it was Arrow alum Elysia Rotaru hinting at her involvement (possibly as Medusa), but now more social media activity may have revealed two other cast members.
Omega Underground spotted some intriguing social media activity by The Walking Dead alum Owen Harn, as well as Eliana Jones (Hemlock Grove). Similar to Rotaru, Harn also replied to the now deleted tweet from Reine about the cameras, where he said he is “Super pumped for this new series! Gonna be a huge hit!” Harn has since went on a Marvel-related following spree that includes the accounts of Reine, Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, James Gunn, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Jones on the other hand, recently followed the accounts for Marvel and Inhumans.
Social media activity can not always be relied upon to provide accurate information regarding casting, as the actors mentioned could simply be fans of the Inhumans property. Even if they are in contention for a role in Inhumans, letting that be revealed like this is not something Marvel is typically happy about – something that could potentially leave these actors on the outside looking in.
That said, both Harn and Jones would fit the descriptions for roles on the Inhumans show. Harn fits the mold of Gorgon with his 6’4″ frame, while Jones is within the 18-25 desired age range that Marvel was looking for for Crystal. If these are the choices Marvel has made for Inhumans, it continues to show them targeting experienced, but not necessarily big names, for their projects. After this activity and that of Rotaru, three of the seven lead Inhumans roles may now be filled. Hopefully, Marvel will make an official announcement about the Inhumans cast in general sooner than later; though at this stage, Marvel may be waiting until all the lead roles have been filled before making an announcement.
Inhumans will be shown in theaters for two weeks starting Labor Day weekend, prior to the first episode premiering September 26, 2017 on ABC.
Source: Omega Underground