Once angled as a new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Inhumans has been completely repackaged in its journey over to television, but Marvel’s plans for Black Bolt, Medusa and the rest of the eclectic gang are no less ambitious.
Late last year the studio struck a deal with ABC – the current home of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is currently in the midst of its fourth season – that resulted in an eight-episode straight to series order. Not only that, but the live-action interpretation of The Inhumans will screen its first two installments on more than 1,000 IMAX theaters across the US, and we now have confirmation that Black Sails director Roel Reine will oversee that special, two-part premiere.
The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, confirming that Reine will helm the opening two episodes of The Inhumans, which are expected to light up IMAX screens over Labor Day Weekend – i.e. early September. Marvel’s latest live-action superhero series will then continue its run via ABC throughout September, when Dexter and Iron Fist alum Scott Buck will serve as showrunner. Those who aren’t up to speed with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. needn’t worry about continuity, as The Inhumans is considered its own separate beast, but whether it can emulate Marvel’s flagship live-action series is another question entirely.
The Inhumans will make its hotly-anticipated debut via IMAX theaters this fall, before making the jump to ABC. What do you make of Roel Reine’s appointment to the fold, though? Indeed, are you excited to see Black Bolt et al. receive the live-action treatment? Sound off below.