In just six months, we’ll finally see Marvel’s Inhumans when the show debuts on IMAX screens before moving to ABC. Whether it will join a new season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is still unknown, but it’s hard to see how Marvel and ABC will avoid the connection. While the proposed (and announced) Inhumans movie languished in development for years, the characters we prominantly introduced into the MCU on S.H.I.E.L.D. Not only were a number of comic book Inhumans brought to life, but older character like Quake were rewritten as part of the race – something the comics would eventually mirror.
The Inhuman Royal Family, however, have long been held back, ahead of their appearance as characters on the Inhumans TV show. The series features a number of genre alums, including big names like Game of Thrones‘ Iwan Rheon as Maximus the Mad. The casting announcement also assured us Lockjaw, the giant teleporting dog, will be included. Just two days later, we got our first glimpse of a pre-CGI Lockjaw as well as Black Bolt in his new costume on set in Hawaii. With filming officially in full swing, we’re likely to see more of these teases.
Thanks to Bleeding Cool, we know that classic Inhumans won’t be the only ones appearing on the show. During Coast to Coast Comic Con, the site spoke with writer Charles Soule, who revealed that some of his NuHumans would be joining the show. For those who don’t know, Soule has spent several years as the main Inhumans architect for Marvel. As they’ve slowly ramped up the prominence of the group, Soule crafted the story that saw Black Bolt unleashing Terrigenesis across the globe, mutating latent Inhumans everywhere and igniting a new wave of super-powered people in the Marvel Universe. Dubbed NuHumans, many of his creations have grown in popularity, appearing across multiple books.
This news shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. After all, the casting announcement for the Royal Family also mentions Auran, a creation of Soule’s. Another of his characters, Lash, also had a large role on S.H.I.E.L.D. last season. Furthermore, his creation Inferno has popped up on the animated Avengers Assemble and in Marvel’s mobile game Future Fight. He’s a strong contender for inclusion on the show, along with characters like Reader and Iso. Iso is a rural Chinese girl who can control pressure, whereas Reader is a blind Inhuman who can warp reality by reading Braille words. Many assumed he was the character Gordon on S.H.I.E.L.D., but they were ultimately proven to be different creations.
Of course, with NuHumans included on the Inhumans show, the question becomes will Inhumanity take place. S.H.I.E.L.D. attempted a version of this event when its fish oil pills plot brought to life a number of new Inhumans. Could the new show’s first season end with a more wide-reaching event that sees the dawn of a new age of Inhumans? If so, it will be difficult for the MCU movies to ignore an occurrence like they’ve done with similar events on S.H.I.E.L.D. Another option is that the writers simply tweak the origin of some NuHuman characters, either making them older Inhumans or merely people who have recently undergone controlled Terrigenesis.
Inhumans comes to IMAX theaters for two weeks starting Friday, September 1st prior to its television debut on Tuesday, September 26th on ABC.
Source: Bleeding Cool