Marvel Studios’ Phase Four would have introduced The Inhumans to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it seemed like it was leading up to that when the group was introduced in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show. However, any plans for The Inhumans to appear in a film or on the big screen may have been axed Marvel’s The Inhumans is now in the works as a television series.
The news was confirmed by Marvel Television, Disney/ABC TelevisionGroup, and IMAX. That’s right, IMAX is involved in this. That’s because, the “first two episodes of Marvel Television’s new series “Marvel’s The Inhumans” — produced in conjunction with ABC Studios and filmed entirely with IMAX digital cameras — will run worldwide exclusively in IMAX for two weeks at the beginning of September 2017.” The series then moves to its regular season run on ABC. The deal marks the first time that IMAX is co-producing network television.
Any plans for The Inhumans to appear on the big screen have now been scrapped. The problem is that Marvel Studios and Marvel Television aren’t exactly the type to work together, even though everything takes place in the same universe. With IMAX involved, it gives us an idea of what kind of show we can expect to see. From what it sounds like, this show will have a cinematic feel to it, and have a bigger scale than that of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or any the six Netflix shows (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, The Punisher). So it should be interesting to see how the quality will change from the first two episodes to the remaining ones that will air on ABC.
This wouldn’t be the first time that a TV episode has appeared on an IMAX screen. Last year, HBO released the last two episodes of season four of Game of Thrones to IMAX. It grossed $1.5 million, proving that airing episodes on IMAX screens could be a success. Of course, that all depends on the show’s following.
“This unprecedented alliance represents a bold, innovative approach to launching great TV content for a worldwide audience,” said Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group. “It highlights Disney|ABC’s unrelenting commitment to finding new and creative ways to showcasing our very best programming and increasing global engagement and reach.”
But for those who don’t know, The Inhumans are a group of test-subjected humans who were created by the Kree to be used against the Skrulls during the Kree-Skrull war. These humans were exposed to the mutagenic Terrigen Mist, which in turn gave them mutant powers. Eventually, the Kree would abandon their experiment because a genetic prophecy had predicted that the experiments would eventually lead to an anomaly who would destroy the Kree Supreme Intelligence. These test subjects would form their own society, which thrived in seclusion from the rest of humanity and developed advanced technology.
Expect to see the first two episodes of Marvel’s The Inhumans in IMAX sometime in September 2017.