'Inhumans' Becomes TV Series Premiering in IMAX Next Fall

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November 15th, 2016

Inhumans has had a long development history as a movie, which perhaps says it all about its lack of luck. But Marvel will finally bring the Inhumans to the big screen in September 2017, although the catch is that it will be in the form of two TV episodes in IMAX theaters, instead of a full movie.

Those two episodes will be the start of a new eight-episode TV series premiering next fall, which seems to indicate Marvel has given up on an Inhumans movie. But television may be the most fitting destination for the Inhumans, given that they’ve taken over Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D for the last two-plus seasons.

Nonetheless, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that the Inhumans TV show is not a S.H.I.E.L.D spinoff. That means it won’t feature Chloe Bennet’s S.H.I.E.L.D Inhuman, and it won’t be a second shot at a S.H.I.E.L.D spinoff after the pilot for Marvel’s Most Wanted failed. Still, it will be Marvel's first non-S.H.I.E.L.D TV series after Agent Carter, with the same abbreviated length for its first season.

As it stands now, there are no details on who is even in this new show, at least in terms of actors. However, they have revealed that the lead character will be Black Bolt and his “royal family” who were the actual rulers of the Inhumans in the comics. Given that the Inhumans have no rulers on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, perhaps it will need to help set up this new development in Inhuman society.

Back when the Inhumans were in development as a movie, Vin Diesel was expected to play Black Bolt and had even auditioned for it. However, it appears Diesel will have to stick to Groot as his only MCU character after all.

The IMAX premiere of Inhumans the TV show will technically be Marvel’s third theatrical event in 2017, after Groot’s return in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Afterwards, six more episodes will air on TV only in fall 2017.