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.
10 The Defenders/Marvel Cinematic Universe Crossovers We Want To See
After three long years, the Marvel Netflix universe is finally coming together for the epic crossover event series The Defenders, where Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist will team up to fight to save New York from a massive army of deadly ninjas known as The Hand. However, that is not the only crossover that Marvel and Defenders fans are longing for. Ever since these shows were announced, fans have been wondering when we might be able to see these characters appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe proper or when we might see a movie character appear on one of the shows.
Currently, though, there seems to be a divide between Marvel Television and Marvel Studios. They always like to say “it’s all connected,” but the most we get in the Netflix world is the occasional reference to “magic hammers” or “the green guy” or “the incident.” Marvel’s ABC shows have been given a bit more love, with characters like Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, Colbie Smulders’ Maria Hill or Jaimie Alexander’s Lady Sif showing up from time to time on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but we still haven’t seen much crossover in the way of actual Avengers appearing on the show or characters like Daisy Johnson/Quake (Chloe Bennet) appearing in a Marvel film.
Who knows if we’ll ever actually see these two worlds clash in a way that is satisfying to both fans of the films and fans of the shows, but it sure is a heck of a lot of fun to dream. With these worlds so populated by superheroes, the possibilities are endless, but there are quite a few crossovers that we already know we would love to see.
Before we begin with this list, I would like to note that this article may feature spoilers for some of the Marvel Netflix series up until this point, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. However, I have not seen any episodes of The Defenders yet, so there will be no intentional spoilers for that show.
So, without further adieu, here are the ten crossovers between Netflix’s The Defenders and the Marvel Cinematic Universe films that we want to see. Hit the next button below to begin!