When Marvel first announced that they’d be bringing The Inhumans to television, it caught everyone by surprise. Mostly because the characters were supposed to be getting their own film during Phase 4 of the MCU. Admittedly, news on the project had been non-existent for a while and with Inhumans starting to show up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., fans suspected that plans for a feature film had been scrapped.
Turns out they were right, as we now know Marvel is bringing The Inhumans to ABC in a series that will stand separate from the aforementioned S.H.I.E.L.D. Not only that, but the first two episodes will be shot on IMAX cameras and premiere in IMAX theatres on September 4th. That’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, who tell us that it’ll be shown in “over 1000 locations in 74 countries,” with the plan being to have it run for two weeks.
Once the show leaves theatres, The Inhumans will premiere on television, starting with those same two episodes but with additional footage that wasn’t in the theatrical version. You know, just to ensure people tune in again.
“We think this is a quadruple win — a win for Imax, a win for Marvel, a win for ABC Studios and a win for ABC to launch a show in an innovative way and get attention,” says ABC Television Group president Ben Sherwood.
While the rest of the series won’t be shot entirely on IMAX cameras like the first two episodes, apparently select action scenes will still utilize the technology, ensuring that The Inhumans delivers “cinema-quality visual effects.” In case you couldn’t tell, Marvel plans to make quite a splash with this one.
Of course, with the show only just having been announced this month, casting hasn’t begun yet and it’ll be quite a while before we hear more on that front. Fans have been holding out hope for Vin Diesel to step in and play Black Bolt, but as of now, that doesn’t seem likely.
Tell us, what are your thoughts on The Inhumans so far? Are you happy to hear that they’re coming to television, or were you still waiting for that feature film? Sound off down below and let us know!