While watching Marvel’s Agents of Shield, one could get the idea that the Inhumans play a big role in the universe. Not just because they have the habit of being hunted down like Mutants are in the X-Men franchise, but because they have this unique backstory behind them that makes watching them more exciting and mysterious. Viewers don’t get to see the most famous Inhumans while watching Marvel’s Agents of Shield (like Black Bolt, Medusa, or Maximus), but they do get an introduction to their species so that viewers who haven’t read any of the Inhumans’ comics get an idea of where they come from, how they came to be, whether the majority of Inhumans are good or evil, etc.
Just recently, we were given the first Marvel’s The Inhumans TV series poster via Twitter–with the caption, “Beyond Humanity”–to drool over while we wait for the show to air on ABC. After being removed from the movie schedule last year, it’s good news that the Inhumans has a story worth continuing. Check it out below.
The poster shows the symbol for the Inhumans’ leader, and the main character, Black Bolt. He will be played by Anson Mount, an actor known for his role as Cullen Bohannon in Hell on Wheels. Game of Thrones star, Iwan Rheon–known for his role as Ramsey Bolton–will play Maximus, the sly and, sometimes deceptive, brother of Black Bolt. In the comics, Maximus plays the role of protector of the Attilan people, regardless of the suffering it may bring to Humankind. Serinda Swan will play Medusa, the lover of Black Bolt and hair wizard (you’ll understand what I’m talking about when you see her in action). Ken Lueng, known for his roles in Lost and The Sopranos, will play Karnak; Eme Ikwuakor will play Gorgon; Mike Moh will play Triton. Don’t worry Inhumans fans, Lockjaw, the royal escort to the Inhuman Royal Family, and teleporting canine, will be making an appearance too.
Marvel will debut the first two episodes in IMAX theaters, starting September 1, for two weeks before the actual premiere of the show on September 26 on ABC. Each new episode will air on Tuesday nights. There will be only eight episodes in this season, which is fine with me, as there won’t be any time for plot fillers or unnecessary additions to the story.