Marvel is set to release another series named Inhumans that will hopefully add to their collection of already highly successful character series’ such as Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Ironfist, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and The Punisher.
Disney with Marvel are very much taking over the market in TV shows and with quality shows such as those up above, who will ever complain? Apart from a few shows that haven’t been that well received. But, we are seeing more and more TV shows superseding feature films, in many ways.
So, this new series takes a different route but it follows the Marvel plot lines even more so than we already know, from The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor and the Fantastic Four. Even though, some accuse Marvel films of being too much action and quite plotless at times.
The Inhumans were a race created by the alien race ‘Kree’ who decided to experiment on primitive Homo Sapiens in order to produce a genetically superior human race. If you are a Marvel fan you will know that Ronan the Accuser, seen in the first Guardians of the Galaxy, was a judicial officer for the Kree. Since many of you might not have know that, let’s take a look at the trailer and get some backstory.
Inhumans are led by their Royal Family and their king, Black Bolt. The family is made up of Medusa, Karnak, Gorgon, Triton, Crystal, Maximus the Mad and their dog Lockjaw. Crystal and Medusa have both been members of the Fantastic Four and Crystal has previously been a member of the Avengers.
All of the Inhumans have unique powers, for example, The King, Black Bolt, has the ability to level a whole city with just one word, his voice has an electron- harnessing ability which means his speech triggers an enormous shockwave. From a young age, he has learnt to control his voice and now, he does not even utter a word in the fear of destroying their city.
At the start of the trailer, we see a separation between the family as Maximus (the mad) tries to claim the Inhuman kingdom of Attilan for his own. However, due to Black Bolt’s inability to speak, he has very little power against his brethren and is seen fleeing to earth with Lockjaw.
The trailer itself doesn’t ‘wow’ the audience like other Marvel trailers have and some members of the public have pointed out that maybe, instead of spending the majority of the budget producing the series for IMax theatres they should have spent more on the acting quality. The cast, from the trailer, seems weak and having a protagonist who is unable to speak will obviously be a challenge for the director and producers of the series. This part of the Marvel universe is lesser known to the majority of people and it is a story that, if told correctly, could lead to a whole new fan base.
Although, Ironfist also had poor reviews the Marvel series franchise overall has been highly successful. Will Inhumans end that streak? And, more importantly, where or when will Stan Lee appear?
If you want to watch this series for yourself then head to IMax cinemas on September 1st, 2017.
<Story by Sophie Ogden>
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