ABC and Marvel released the first Inhumans trailer today and it is honestly better than I expected considering the scale of visual effects required to bring many of what we know from the comics to life. However, I am slightly biased due to work I’ve been doing connected to the show.
We are taken through Attilan before the military coup occurs. Of course, as soon Maximus helps the military overthrow his brother, Black Bolt, we are taken to Hawaii. Shenanigans looks like it shall ensue.
Many people will argue that the special effects look bad because there is a certain visual expectation that Marvel movies have established in recent years. The thing that audience members need to keep in mind is that this show is going to be operating on a TV budget and TV schedule. This means that the quality will be dimmed down due to needing to meet certain hard and fast deadlines. Couple that with CGI challenges like rendering hair strands (Heyyyy, Medusa) and creating a giant, realistic six foot tall dog, the show has a lot stacked up against it.
That being said, Lockjaw is adorable. I mean, look at him.
The official synopsis of the show is below:
“Marvel’s Inhumans” explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. 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.
Marvel’s Inhumans stars Anson Mount, Serinda Swan, Iwan Rheon, Eme Iwkuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Ken Leung, Sonya Balmores, Mike Moh, and Ellen Woglom.
The first two episodes will premiere in IMAX theatres on Sept 1, 2017. Those episodes will show globally for two weeks. Marvel’s Inhumans series is set to start Sept 29, 2017 on ABC.