Back in 2014 when Marvel unveiled the full line-up for Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an Inhumans movie was among the titles listed on the schedule. However, when they decided to throw in some last minute additions last year with Spider-Man: Homecoming and Ant-Man and the Wasp, things shifted around a bit and eventually Inhumans was bumped off the schedule altogether. There had been some speculation for a while now that the Inhumans movie might somehow crossover with the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series after the concept of humans infused with alien DNA was introduced in season 2. Now this week Marvel has revealed that the Inhumans will indeed be a TV show and not a movie as originally planned, although surprisingly it will still get a release on the big screen. Hit the jump for more details.
According to a press release from Marvel, The Inhumans is a new TV series that will be produced in conjunction with ABC Studios and filmed entirely with IMAX digital cameras. The weekly show is expected to premiere on ABC in the fall, but before it does, the first two episodes will debut exclusively in IMAX theatres for two weeks at the beginning of September 2017. This marks the first time that IMAX has been involved in the production of a TV pilot and series. THR reports that the first season will run for 8 episodes and that it is not a direct spin-off from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
There have been no casting announcements for The Inhumans as of yet, but Vin Diesel has been rumoured to be playing Black Bolt for a few years now. It sounds like this series would likely be a step up from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in terms of budget, special effects and star power, although as a network show it would probably still have some limitations. As far as the IMAX screenings go, this seems to be a growing trend as exhibitors embrace the popularity of TV as a way to keep people coming out to theatres. Many film festivals have also started screening TV episodes as a part of their programming. Are you looking forward to an Inhumans TV show? Would you actually pay to see a TV show in theatres?