Marvel Television have just announced that the long awaited Inhumans movie, which was slated for 2018, will be appearing on ABC in Fall 2017 as Marvel’s The Inhumans. The first two episodes will be screened in IMAX theaters for the beginning of September. The movie was originally slated for November 2018, until being pushed back until July 2019, and was then taken off the release slate. Now we know why.
The show will focus on the royal family of the Inhumans, including Black Bolt, Medusa, Lockjaw, Maximus, Crystal and Karnak. The royal family lives on the moon, in the hidden city of Attilan. They received their powers from the Terrigen Crystals, alien devices that release a mist an cause humans with certain genetic markers to develop superpowers. This marker is the result of genetic experimentation of the Kree, upon human ancestors thousands of years ago.
The Inhumans first appeared on the ABC show Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., where they lived in a secret sanctuary until being discovered by the modern world. Now, ordinary people around the Earth are developing superpowers and turning into Inhumans, much to the fear of ordinary people and governments.
The show, along with S.H.I.E.L.D., takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe alongside the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Strange. Though it is unknown how much of an impact Inhumans will make upon the MCU, as the films have yet to acknowledge the ABC and Netflix shows, to the frustration of fans.
The Inhumans themselves first appeared in Fantastic Four #45 in 1965. They are created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the latter of whom had a fascination with alien societies.