Can the Marvel train be stopped? Some are worried that Marvel’s Inhumans is going to be another bump on their road to success after a poster was released in Entertainment Weekly that left a lot to be desired. Only a day later, Marvel released this teaser trailer:
The teaser features Maximus, brother to the King of the Inhumans (Black Bolt), saying that he wants to bring freedom to his people, even if it is treason as an unidentified second person remarks. The general story of Inhumans is that the Inhumans are a separate, super society that is ruled by a royal family, which will be the focus of the show. The family has to make their way to Earth after a coup removes their ruling power. The cast is made up of Anson Mount as King Black Bolt, Serinda Swan as Queen Medusa, Iwan Rheon as Maximus, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Ken Leung as Karnak, Mike Moh as Triton, Sonya Balmores as Auran, and Isabelle Cornish as Crystal. The teaser itself gives us little to no idea of the larger plot, nor does it give us any of the Inhumans in action, which are all points against it.
To be fair to all the fans who decried the promotional material, the poster itself is pretty terrible. Queen Medusa looks super forced and her hair, which is supposed to be one of her most active features, looks totally dead. It looks like a bad Game of Thrones parody, which doesn’t help with Iwan Rheon looking like Ramsay Bolton’s reincarnation. Still, a bad poster and lackluster teaser doesn’t always mean that the show itself will be a flop. It’ll be interesting to see how they will be handling the special effects and how they will fit this into the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel’s Inhumans first two episodes will premiere in IMAX theaters on September 1, 2017 to be followed by a full eight-episode season on ABC in the fall.