‘Inhumans’ Showrunner Discusses The Show’s Tone & Development

Inhumans Black Bolt and LockjawThe Attilan royal family finally makes its Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Marvel’s Inhumans hits IMAX screens today. Although we won’t just be seeing Inhumans on the big screen but on September 29 we’ll be seeing the adventures of Black Bolt (Anson Mount), Medusa and the rest of the Inhuman Royal Family on ABC.

Expanding Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s classic characters on both the small and big screen is no doubt an ambitious feat as showrunner Scott Buck discussed what went into the makings of the Inhumans live action debut and more.

Buck discussed with Slash Film whether or not the show was more family friendly than showrunning Iron Fist recently on Netflix:

“I think so, being the fact that we’re doing an ABC show and also the fact that it’s about a family. Because also these characters are so fantastical in a way, it makes it more like a comic book than I’d say Iron Fist is.”

Buck went on to talk about how a call from Executive Vice President of Marvel Television lead to him becoming in charge of bringing the Inhumans to live action:

“About five minutes. I had just wrapped on Iron Fist, was looking forward to a little time off, relax. Then I got a call from Jeph Loeb where he pitched the show to me. It was so interesting and so different from anything I had ever done with such a huge cast of really interesting characters that I just couldn’t possibly say no.”

In handling a show that focuses more so on a group of principal characters rather than one central main character, Buck spoke of how in some ways it was an easier undergoing:

“In some ways it was easier. There is one big driving story that carries you throughout, a big family story, but otherwise, it was coming up with a bunch of smaller stories for each of our individual characters. Since I tend to think of myself primarily as someone who likes to write characters, that made it a lot more fun for me to do.”

Buck also talked about how they brought everybody’s favorite intergalactic teleporting bulldog Lockjaw to life:

“It’s kind of fun. It’s weird shooting that when there’s either nothing there or a big gigantic blue styrofoam dog. When you finally see the scene cut together with the actual CGI animation, it suddenly becomes something very different and very exciting to see, the dog actually in the scenes.”

Marvel’s Inhumans stars Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Serinda Swan as Medusa, Iwan Rhoen as Maximus, Ken Leung as Karnak, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Mike Moh as Triton, Sonya Balmores as Auran and Ellen Woglomas Louise.

The first two episodes will be screening in IMAX theaters for two weeks starting on September 1.

Inhumans will then premiere September 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: Slash Film

New Comic Book Shows That Are Coming In 2017-2018

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Comic Book TVThe current TV season is pretty much done as several comic book and superhero TV shows have concluded their respective seasons. All the comic book shows that aired this year will be back for the new TV season with The CW’s The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, iZombie, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, with ABC bringing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back for another season and FOX giving Gotham and Lucifer another go.

FX is also bringing back their new comic book TV hit series with Legion while AMC is bringing back The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead for new seasons, along with their new Vertigo hit Preacher. While the comic book TV landscape is already epic in scope, it’s only going to get bigger next year. The 2017-2018 television season is going to be one of the biggest seasons of all time for comic book adaptations for both DC and Marvel.

To make it a bit easier to keep up with what is coming out next season, we have put together a perfect guide of what new comic book shows are coming to the silver screen. The shows that we have listed are those that have officially been picked up to series and been guaranteed a slot for the 2017-2018 TV season, for both broadcast television, cable and streaming services.

Several of these new comic book shows, while picked up to series, are still in the process of casting their leads as well as getting official premiere dates set. Hit the NEXT button below and let’s go through all the new exciting comic book and superhero television shows that are coming from DC and Marvel.

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Michael Vassallo

Michael Vassallo

A freelance journalist since 2015 based out of Central Florida. Michael is a collector of vinyl records, comic books, a coffeephile and an overall nerd....