The first season of Marvel’s Inhumans has officially wrapped filming ahead of its debut later this summer. It has been almost a decade since the first Iron Man hit theaters and launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which now spans over a dozen feature films (with several more on the way). It has also been four years since Joss Whedon kicked off the TV side of the MCU with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and that side of the shared universe is about to get bigger.
ABC became the first network to host one of Marvel’s live-action shows in 2013 (something made possible due to the fact that both studios are owned by Disney), and then they attempted to build upon that relationship by expanding their lineup of comic book shows with Agent Carter in 2015. Unfortunately, the network ended up canceling that series after only two seasons, due to lackluster ratings, and they subsequently passed on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff series, Most Wanted.
Despite not immediately pursuing another comic book series, ABC is moving ahead with Marvel’s Inhumans later this year. They have ordered an eight-episode first season of the show, with the first two episodes set to premiere in IMAX (a first for television shows) before making its way onto the small screen a few weeks later. According to Iwan Rheon, who plays Maximus in Inhumans, and Reel News Hawaii, the series’ first season has wrapped production in Hawaii.
Thank you Hawai'i and to the beautiful Hawai'ians. Yes, you to Kāne! I'll never be the same again. Hang loose 🤙 🤙🏻🤙🏼🤙🏽🤙🏾🤙🏿 #Inhumans— Iwan Rheon (@iwanrheon) June 13, 2017
And Marvel Inhumans wrapped last night out in Kalaeloa! How about officially dropping that trailer now?? pic.twitter.com/VP4uTeSNkx— Reel News Hawaii (@reelnewshawaii) June 12, 2017
Inhumans joins a long list of shows within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, such as the aforementioned Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the canceled Agent Carter. Netflix currently produces five standalone shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Punisher), of which the main characters from four of them unite in the crossover series, The Defenders. Soon, Hulu’s Runaways as well as Freeform’s New Warriors and Cloak and Dagger will join the fold.
Although people are undoubtedly excited for the upcoming series premiere of Inhumans, there are still plenty of questions that remain unanswered regarding the show’s position within the overarching shared universe. For instance, the superhuman characters known as Inhumans were first introduced in the second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and they have played an integral role in the series ever since. Instead of spinning off characters from that series, Marvel has decided to adapt the Inhumans lineup from the comics. Audiences may be concerned as to how the two shows will intersect — if they will at all.
At this point, it looks like the studio doesn’t plan on producing the Inhumans film anymore, perhaps opting for Marvel TV to take over the property completely. In that case, it would seem necessary to at least connect Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Inhumans, especially considering that they air on the same network. Now that the series has wrapped, hopefully, we can expect the full trailer to debut sometime soon – perhaps at San Diego Comic-Con next month?
Inhumans will screen in IMAX for two weeks, beginning Friday, September 1, before later premiering on ABC on Friday, September 22.
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