How cosmic is the Marvel Movieverse getting? The studio is now developing The Inhumans for the big screen.
One of Marvel’s niche titles, The Inhumans is a blend of science fiction, fantasy and royal drama. The Inhumans are a race of superbeings who live on the dark side of the Moon; they were created by the alien Kree millions of years ago in experiments on primitive humans.
The Inhumans are ruled by a royal family, headed by Black Bolt, who never speaks because the sound of his voice is wildly destructive. There’s a whole motley group of them, and they even have a big mutant spacedog named Lockjaw.
The Inhumans are high level cosmic wackiness in the Marvel Universe. We’re talking Rome meets Star Wars meets The X-Men. The film would be a ‘team’ story, and it sounds like some of the details may be changed for the movie version. According to It’s On The Grid, the film would be about
aliens who were put on Earth as sleeper cell aliens to eventually call back their race to take over the planet. Ultimately, the group of aliens fully assimilates and don’t want to cause war.
The project is out to writers, with no release date set. While I’m not psyched about that logline (although it could be dumbed down), it’s intriguing to see that Marvel is going so big in their post-Avengers movieverse. Everybody who thought we’d be getting nothing but Luke Cage and Moon Knight type street level superheroes - you were wrong.
By the way: could we be seeing The Inhumans getting introduced in The Avengers? It makes some sense that Marvel would be laying the groundwork in a movie that will already be dealing with an alien invasion.