Inhumans Gets a Teaser and First Look
Marvel’s Inhumans television series released a teaser trailer and first look at the intergalactic royal family. The show’s first two episodes screen in IMAX theaters on September 2nd, 2017
The Inhumans Arrive
Marvel is known for their shared universe(s). However, the studio has kept them separate for the most part. So, when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. laid a ton of groundwork for the Inhumans, it raised eyebrows. The Inhumans had a film on Marvel’s roster for 2018 and the only attempt to fold them into the Marvel universe was on TV. Soon, Kevin Feige showed his hand and announced The Inhumans television series. Now, the series is a reality, and Marvel fired up the marketing machine this week. First, Entertainment Weekly showed off the first look at the Royal Family. And fans were, as they say, shook. Check out the photo below, and we’ll reconvene to talk about it.
Where to start? The Inhumans pose myriad problems to bring to any size screen. But, the elephant in the room is certainly Medusa’s hair. Medusa’s hair measures over six feet in length when resting and its tensile strength is equivalent to an iron wire of the same thickness. Also, she can control it with her mind. To be sure, a lot of this will utilize CGI. But, the creators had to do something while it’s at rest. And the simplest solution is a wig. Unfortunately, the wig is incredibly obvious and borderline campy.
When it comes to Black Bolt, fans aren’t happy he’s missing his helmet. Instead, we get to see Blackagon Boltagar’s full face and head. And this one, while a tad disheartening, makes sense. Black Bolt can’t speak. That means the folks behind the cameras must utilize every inch of Anson Mount’s face to convey the character’s thoughts and emotions. Television is a visual medium, so his face must be seen. Now that the costume controversies have been addressed, let’s move on to that trailer.
Hot on the heels of the first look at The Inhumans, Marvel dropped a short teaser trailer for the show. Rather than go the trailer tease route, the studio opted for a dialogue over the show’s logo approach, a la The Dark Knight’s first teaser. It’s a simple 19-seconds, but there’s some meaty stuff going on in the words. Peep it below:
The male voice in the trailer is Maximus (Iwan Rheon) talking about Black Bolt’s silence on a specific issue plaguing the Inhumans. One can guess Earth isn’t taking too kindly to its new visitors. After all, last time a group of otherworldly beings burst from the sky, half of New York ended up in ruins. An unidentified female voice quickly challenges Maximus’ words. She informs him that turning his back on his brother is an act of treason. Rather than listen to her advice, Maximus doubles down on his statement and fancies it a step toward independence for all Inhumans.
There are certainly some Thor/Loki vibes going on in the dialogue. But, while the battle for the Asgardian throne only takes center stage every few years, Inhumans has the advantage of putting royal family drama on screen every single week. Are there some strange aesthetic choices going on here? Absolutely. However, there is also the potential for a juicy royal family drama as well. Inhumans could be a thematic goldmine if Scott Buck and co play their hands right.
Are you excited for Inhumans? Will you be checking out the premiere in IMAX? Let us know in the comments!