Following the comments of her Inhumans showrunner Scott Buck from earlier in the month about a potential crossover with fellow ABC series Agents of SHIELD, actress Sonya Balmores — who portrays Auran — supported that possibility in a recent interview.
With a relatively poor showing in IMAX theaters last month and less-than-stellar reviews from critics so far, a crossover directly into the Marvel Cinematic Universe is certainly out of the question — which isn’t shocking seeing as the Marvel Netflix shows and even Agents of SHIELD both have extremely loose ties to the MCU as it is, even with decent-to-positive feedback from viewers.
That being said, a tie-in to Agents of SHIELD could give Inhumans that same loose connection to the MCU, which could boost some interest in the series itself. The two ABC shows would already have a strong foundation to join forces, considering Agents of SHIELD has introduced NuHumans. The NuHumans’ origins are said to be tied to Terrigenisis, something heavily involved in the origins of Inhumans. Here’s what Balmores had to say:
“I don’t know anything about that but, I mean, Agents of SHIELD is gonna be right after us, so yeah,” Balmores said. “We’ve got Inhumans, they’ve got NuHumans, I don’t see that not being a possibility.”
While the chances of popping up on the big screen shouldn’t be expected, the two ABC shows coming together would make plenty of sense. Agents of SHIELD could give Inhumans a much needed rebound of sorts. Also, it would follow in the successful footsteps of what The CW is doing with its DC superheroes.
Marvel’s Inhumans stars Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Serinda Swan as Medusa, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Iwan Rhoen as Maximus, Ken Leung as Karnak, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Mike Moh as Triton, Sonya Balmores as Auran and Ellen Woglomas as Louise.
“After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where their surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them may prove to not only save them, but Earth itself.”
Marvel’s Inhumans can be seen Friday nights on ABC at 8pm ET.