A couple years ago, Marvel had The Inhumans planned for phase three of its cinematic universe, which kicked off this year with Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange. Marvel has been pretty good about sticking to that schedule so far, but The Inhumans has proven to be an exception. Originally scheduled for a November 2, 2018 release, the film was pushed back to 2019 before being knocked off the phase three schedule altogether in April. Well, here’s a plot twist — The Inhumans are actually coming earlier than expected. They’ll get their own TV series on ABC, with the first two episodes to be shown in IMAX theaters.
The move to television isn’t too big of a surprise. The Inhumans, hybrid alien/humans that gain unique powers when exposed to Terrigen Mist, figure heavily in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., so the table is set for many, many crossovers between the two shows. But, it won’t exactly be a spin-off of Agents — according to Marvel’s news release yesterday, The Inhumans will follow Black Bolt and the royal family of Inhumans, which would include characters like Medusa (her hair is actually even better than snake hair), Gorgon, and Crystal. That’s more in line with the comics, so it looks like Agents had just been dropping small hints this whole time.
The show sounds like fun! Sounds like fun for Disney, too — being the proud owners of ABC, it’s another hit show they can run on their network, no doubt with the hope of Agents and The Inhumans encouraging interest in each other. Marvel has high hopes for the IMAX premiere, too — September is usually not as competitive at the box office as the other summer months, which should give a boost to a story that Marvel evidently wasn’t sure what to do with for a while.
Otherwise, Marvel’s phase three plan continues apace. We know that it will peak with Infinity War in May 2018, followed by Ant-Man and the Wasp in July 2018 and Brie Larson in Captain Marvel in 2019. Then, we have what was originally Infinity War – Part 2, but is now an untitled Avengers project, in May 2019. What comes after that? According to TechnoBuffalo, Marvel has three movies planned for 2020, but they won’t so much as reveal their titles for fear of spoiling Infinity War. Best of luck to them in keeping that stuff under wraps.
This story was originally published at Marvel Will Bring the Inhumans to TV After a Two-Episode IMAX Premiere