When it was first announced that Marvel would be tackling the Inhumans within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans were excited at the prospects of seeing these characters brought to the big screen in a feature-length film.
Sadly, plans for the big screen adaptation fell through after Marvel removed the film from its slate. Although fans were disappointed to see the planned movie cancelled, it was given new life as Marvel’s newest television series.
Ever since they have officially joined the MCU thanks to appearances on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., some fans have compared the Inhumans to the X-Men. These comparisons were discussed because some fans view the Inhumans as Marvel’s substitute for mutants.
Recently, director Roel Reiné spoke with Independent about the new series. He spoke about the similarities that both the Inhumans and X-Men share:
Yes, for me and the showrunners. What’s really different is the X-Men are born with their special skills; they’re very problematic in the human race. With the Inhuman race, they get their skills in a special ceremony. They’re closed in their own society, which itself moves to the moon. For me, that’s the key difference: they have their own society.
Inhumans premiered their first two episodes in a special two-week engagement in IMAX theaters. Reiné spoke about working with the IMAX format:
“I wish I had the luxury of being able to demand we do stuff on film. I understand what Nolan’s trying to do; you see the texture on screen. I used to be a DP (cinematographer) on movies, and you could hear the film rattling in the camera. It was really rolling, which was familiar.
But with digital, you could work faster, and do more shots every day. Where Dunkirk had 70 shooting days, I had 20 days for Inhumans. For that amount of time, to do scope and big shots, digital cameras really help. I embrace that. Also, during the colour correction at the end of the process, especially when you’re in 4 or 6K, you can do so much and make it feel like film. It’s a pity that you have to make something looks like something else.”
Here is the synopsis for Marvel’s Inhumans:
“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 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 are currently screening in IMAX theaters for two weeks.
Inhumans will then premiere September 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
5 Reasons Marvel Legacy Is A Copy Of DC Rebirth
Now that Marvel’s Secret Empire is coming to a close, it’s time for Marvel Legacy to start. After years of never-ending events, Marvel is clearing the way for a back-to-basics approach focusing on some of their most classic characters. Initiatives in the past have led to lesser-known characters getting the spotlight in addition to shifting secret identities for some of Marvel’s core superheroes.
While Legacy certainly seems promising, there are a lot of similarities to DC’s re-branding efforts from last year, Rebirth. This isn’t the first time these companies have gone through re-brandings — hell, they’ve both even fully rebooted their lines in the past. After the commercial and critical success that has been DC Rebirth, it makes sense that the editors over at Disney/Marvel were paying attention. As Disney prepares to release Avengers: Infinity War onto the world, they’re doing everything they can to ensure their comics are keeping old and new fans excited.
Hit Next to find learn more about how Marvel Legacy copies DC Rebirth.