Marvel’s Inhumans came to San Diego Comic Con.
“Marvel’s Inhumans explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans. After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where they are greeted with surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them. Now they must find a way to reunite with each other and return to their home before their way of life is destroyed forever.”
This new entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe – instead of coming to the big screen as originally intended – will make its debut in IMAX theaters and on ABC TV in September joining Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. but the connection between the two shows is a thin veil…more like a mist: a Terrigen Mist as there are no current plans for the two shows to crossover. Now we’re not mad at the change from movie screen to TV screen as change can be good, but we do have a few issues with the vehicle. That said, we are also looking forward to the full visual and storyline spectacle about the Royal Family on the Moon (yes, the Moon) in the city of Attilan which stars Anson Mount (Black Bolt), Serinda Swan (Medusa), Iwan Rheon (Maximus), Ken Leung (Karnak), Eme Ikwuakor (Gorgon), and Sonya Balmores (Auran).
The first official trailer that hit in June and gave us the first taste of what to expect left a flat impression on many Marvel fans. From the unusually low budget-looking set design to Swan’s questionable Medusa wig…there were a few issues.
But Marvel’s Inhumans came to San Diego Comic Con, we were into and ready for it as the family drama/conflict among the Inhumans is as important to the story as their abilities are. At SDCC we got an official SDCC trailer where the plot comes into focus, we screened footage from the first two episodes in a pop-up IMAX theater (when Medusa’s hair moved…whoa), and the press room with the cast members was the place to be in order to glean bits of information and thoughts on becoming Inhumans…
“It’s a caste system and defines where you sit in that caste system so by him not having a power, he goes right to the bottom; it’s the worst thing you could possibly have. And the only reason he is part of the royal family is because he is the brother of the king. In theory, he could have been king himself, but by not being Inhuman, he can never be.
He understands the people; he understands the people at the lower end of society. He thinks that they’re treated horribly and he thinks that the society that they’re living in is archaic and that it’s time for change.” – Iwan Rheon (Maximus)
“I’m happy it’s on TV because there’s such a dynamic with all the characters. It’s not just one or two, it’s a whole family and hopefully we can do many seasons of it so we can get into the intricacies of all the relationships, not just the main characters.” – Mike Moh (Triton)
“From an acting perspective,…we weren’t given scripts, so we’re learning – like the audience will learn – week by week where we’re going. I had no idea what was going to happen to my character at all; so I was in the dark the whole time but that was an exciting part of it.” – Sonya Balmores (Auran)
“I’m more live life to the extreme in carelessness in regards to the way that I act physically, and it’s the same with Karnak, but it’s more mentally. We both live life to the extreme in different types of ways. So we’re both this perfect yin and yang and if you could combine us, we’d probably be the most perfect specimen on earth.” – Eme Ikwuakor (Gorgon)
“It’s a love/hate, filling each other’s empty spaces relationship. Kind of complete opposites, but they come together when both ends are needed.” – Ken Leung (Karnak)
On September 1st Marvel’s Inhumans will premiere in select IMAX theaters around the country before all eight episodes hit ABC on September 29th