Marvel's Inhumans is enjoying a big presence at this year's SDCC, and has now revealed character details for Ellen Woglom, who is playing a non-powered original character. Most of the main characters for the upcoming series have already been revealed, of course, but Woglom's part to play in this new corner of the MCU was still unknown. The actress's inclusion in the cast was announced back in March, but until now, she was the only mystery character on the main cast list.
With all the major members of the Royal Family accounted for, fans were already assuming that Woglom would be playing a human, or potentially a NuHuman living on Earth. Today, however, information about her character were finally revealed in more detail, with confirmation that she will be non-powered and human, and that she does have an official name.
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The news came as part of the Inhumans panel at SDCC (as covered by CBR), where Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb announced that Woglom will be playing Louise, an original character created for the show. He went on to say that she has 'special knowledge' to balance out her lack of powers, before Woglom herself chimed in to talk about the character:
It was great. For my character, I feel like there was a sort of levity in the material and the script that made up for not having superpowers.
— Marvel's Inhumans (@theinhumans) July 21, 2017
Although Woglom's character is going to be an original one, that doesn't mean that she won't be replacing an existing character from the comic lore. As we've already discussed, there's a big possibility that this new series is going to introduce SWORD, the cosmic equivalent of S.H.I.E.L.D., and its leader Abigail Brand. Louise could well be the MCU's new version of Brand, or potentially a liaison between the Inhumans and the people of Earth, or even the Inhumans and the NuHumans (although it is not yet clear how connected Inhumans will be to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).
While this news doesn't give fans much more news about the character or how she will fit in to the new series, it does narrow the possibilities - and the comment about the character's 'levity' will be a relief to those fans who were concerned that the new show would be a little too serious for this particular group of characters. There is sure to be plenty more debate about Louise, and how exactly she is going to fit in as one of several Earthbound characters in the show, but for now, at least fans have a little more to go on.
Inhumans debuts in IMAX on September 1, 2017, and on ABC on September 29.