Following their initial introduction on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. the full mythology of the Inhumans is finally set to be explored. After a proposed feature film was scrapped, IMAX stepped in to help launch ABC's next Marvel Comics miniseries. The eight-episode first season will launch this September, and Marvel has been hard at work getting the series ready to go in front of the cameras.
Casting announcements made headlines recently and concluded with the entire cast being confirmed a few days ago. That announcement came following the official start of production, which has now been confirmed with some set photos showing off some of the cast.
Reel News Hawaii posted the photos, giving fans a first look at Anson Mount who appears to be in costume as Black Bolt, as well as a presumed shot of Lockjaw in his pre-CGI form. The scenes appear to be happening in an actual city environment, possibly pointing at the series having a presence on Earth, but with Black Bolt lacking his traditional mask, this could be early days for the character. Either way check out the photos below.
"Inhumans" filming in downtown Honolulu today. Roel Reine, Lockjaw & mystery man in black on set. Seems to take place on Oahu. Thx B 4 pics. pic.twitter.com/RZyf0bMGVw
— Reel News Hawaii (@reelnewshawaii) March 6, 2017
The inclusion of Lockjaw initially was somewhat surprising to many as it was unclear how exactly Marvel, ABC, and IMAX would go about bringing a 2,000 pound teleporting dog to life. Here he can be seen in his placeholder form. While the context of this scene in particular is not known, Black Bolt and Lockjaw are clearly on Earth based on the backdrops. Thanks to Lockjaw's teleporting capabilities, it would make sense that his powers are what brought the two to Earth, but it is unclear why that is.
As for Mount, it will be interesting to see if he eventually transitions to wearing a more traditional costume, but the groundwork has already been laid with this design. He still has his bolt-like patterns on his chest, they are just black instead of white like they are in the comics. As for the lack of a mask, that could also come at a later point. If he purposefully had Lockjaw teleport him to Earth, a toned down version of his costume may have used to help him blend in, so lets just hope no one tries to make him speak.
The Earth setting here is not expected to play a large role in the series, but could open the door for other potential cameos to happen, such as Chloe Bennet as Quake. However, now that Black Bolt and Lockjaw have been revealed, it could only be a matter of time before the looks for the rest of the cast are as well.
Inhumans comes to IMAX theaters for two weeks starting Friday September 1, 2017, prior to its television debut on Tuesday September 26, 2017 on ABC.
Source: Reel News Hawaii