Season 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. brought one giant comic book faction into existence within the Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Inhumans. The human/Kree hybrid race are genetically enhanced individuals who traditionally gain their abilities after going through Terrigenesis. So far, S.H.I.E.L.D. has been responsible for introducing a few notable Inhumans - such as Quake and Yo-Yo - but it will fittingly be The Inhumans that fully brings the race to prominence. The MCU movie-turned TV show (that still has a limited theatrical release) is developing quickly at this stage, ahead of its debut in September.
Most recently, it was revealed that ABC and Marvel are planning to begin production on Inhumans in March, which raises a big question mark about the show's cast - because there isn't one yet (officially, anyway). That should be changing rather quickly, with new character breakdowns indicating that many members of the Inhuman Royal Family will be front and center in the series.
That Hashtag Show has revealed these breakdowns thanks to a source close to the Inhumans TV project. In total, there are seven descriptions that have now been revealed, all of which are for characters that will be series regulars. While the descriptions are accompanied with fake names, it is not too difficult to figure out which of the Royal Family members each is. Check out the breakdowns, below.
- Broderick – Male, 30-40, Caucasian
- Can say volumes with just a look. Strong thoughtful and private, he’s unaccustomed to being questioned or feeling a need to answer to anyone, to an extent can verge on arrogance.
- An elegant and intelligent advisor to her husband, she struggles to find her place outside of their relationship, as others tend to view her as just a pretty face. Strong and resourceful, she’s not afraid to break the rules when the situation demands it.
- Broderick’s younger brother; he is intelligent, charming and articulate. He comes across as a man of the people but secretly covets power.
- Slight of build, his mind is his greatest asset. Always prepared with a plan, his outlook on life is the glass is always half-empty and often cracked and dirty as well. Though his outlook can be grim he has a droll, dry sense of humor.
- Impetuous and brash, he has serious impulse control issues which frequently get him into trouble, whether it's women, booze or fighting. He loves life and lives in the moment, for better or worse.
- Soulful but still learning the ways of the world, she has the arrogance of youth. Impetuous and independent, she is also deeply devoted to her family.
- Supremely athletic. The ultimate picture of cool. He’s calm under pressure and willing to do anything to get the job done.
Thanks to the on-the-nose descriptions for many of the characters, and the uniqueness that many of the Inhumans have to one another, there are obvious hints to who these descriptions are actually for. Broderick is undoubtedly Black Bolt, the Inhuman king who rarely speaks; Marjorie is then Medusa, Black Bolt's wife; Marty is Maximus the Mad; Kevin is Karnak; Grady is Gorgon; Christine is Crystal; and Timothy is Triton.
Not only do each of the character descriptions line up with how the characters are portrayed in the comics, but each also has the same first letter to their true comic counterpart. None of this is ultimately too surprising at this point, but it is clear that the Inhumans TV show will be featuring an experienced Royal Family and not casting 20-25 year olds to lead the race.
One character that is noticeably missing from these descriptions is the Inhuman teleporting dog: Lockjaw. He is a fan-favorite for comic readers but could be a tricky character to bring to live-action on TV. His exclusion from this breakdown does not eliminate his potential to appear on the TV series, as his would be even more obvious and likely only will require a voice-over from an actor. Now that the descriptions are out there, Marvel should begin filling them out rather quickly.
The Inhumans will be shown in theaters for two weeks starting Labor Day weekend, prior to the first episode premiering September 26, 2017 on ABC.
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