Agents of SHIELD has been teasing the Inhumans for a very long time, so some might be a little disappointed by this recent news. According to Joss Whedon, co-creator of the show, SHIELD and the upcoming Inhumans series will retain separate spaces in the MCU.
“Without being able to say anything really about that show, it will have its own world, just as we tried to start our own world. Whether or not there’s a crossover, we will see.”
Whedon doesn’t completely rule out the possibility of a crossover obviously, but there’s clearly some reservations about seeing Agent Coulson alongside Black Bolt in the immediate future. It would make sense for the Inhumans to remain separate for the first season, but it would be weird for AoS to not crossover at some point.
Despite the doubt cast over a crossover, Whedon retains the mantra of the MCU that everything is connected. Though this has been less explicit as the MCU expands (looking at you Netflix shows), it’s nice to have an optimistic outlook for the future of Agents of SHIELD and the Inhumans.
“Everything is connected, and that’s fun to play with, but the point of our show is to be our show, and we want our fans to be rewarded for watching it without having to watch everything else. But we also want there to be a bigger reward for people who watch all of them, so that they’ll start to see that there’s lines connecting it. It’s more fun for people who are playing the whole game, but if you don’t, you’ll still have a great rollercoaster ride.”
Are you disappointed in this news? Definitely sounds like Inhumans will be sort of like a Netflix show with only ancillary relationships with the larger MCU. Let us know what you think in the comments!
10 Marvel Shows We’d Like to See Made
As the “golden age of television” continues, one genre that has been on the uptick has been superhero TV shows. The CW almost has every day on lock with many DC Comics-centric TV shows like Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, as well as shows like iZombie, and the upcoming Riverdale. Other networks such as AMC and Fox (among others) have Preacher and The Walking Dead, Gotham, and Lucifer, respectively.
Marvel has been diversifying their portfolio as well. When they first introduced Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., they only slightly-connected their television universe with their cinematic universe. While recent corporate changes in their business structure have distanced their properties from each other, they still maintain a continuity. Shows like Agent Carter as well as the many Netflix shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, the upcoming Iron Fist, The Punisher, and The Defenders) all have events connected to their big screen counterparts. Currently, Marvel has Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Inhumans (coming next year) on ABC along with Damage Control (TBD) while Cloak and Dagger (airing on Freeform next year), and Runaways (developed for Hulu) are in development.
With such a large assortment of comic books and comic book characters, Marvel has barely scratched the surface. Here are a few comic book characters that could definitely use their own show…