Who the heck are the Inhumans? That’s probably what a lot of people will be wondering if Marvel decides to move on ahead with a live-action version of these group of little-known characters, which it sounds like they might be, though at this point it’s probably a tad premature. Of course, if it does happen, it will probably be post-“The Avengers”, Marvel’s big epic film that they’ll be putting a lot of eggs into in 2012.
Bad Ass Digest (via something called It’s On the Grid) reports that Marvel is currently putting the project out to writers, though the plot they’re going with sounds a bit different from the characters I’ve seen in the comics.
[The Inhumans are] 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.
Hmm, doesn’t sound like super-powered beings that live on the moon and have their own royal family and usually takes part in all of the Marvel Universe’s intergalactic shenanigans that I’m familiar with. Mind you, not that I’m a big fan of the Inhumans and know all their comic book canon. As with all things comic book, origins tend to get reset and “tweaked” over the years.
The Inhumans are led by Black Bolt, the dude with the tuning fork on his forehead, and here’s a quick rundown of their comic book history via Wikipedia:
At the beginning of the Kree-Skrull War, millions of years ago in Earth time, the alien Kree established a station on the planet Uranus, a strategic position between the Kree and Skrull empires. Through their work at this station, they discovered that sentient life on nearby Earth had genetic potential invested in it by the alien Celestials. Intrigued, the Kree began to experiment on Earth’s then-primitive Homo sapiens to produce the genetically advanced Inhuman race. Their goal was apparently twofold — to investigate possible ways of circumventing their own evolutionary stagnation, and to create a powerful mutant race of soldiers for use against the Skrulls. However, although their experiments were successful in creating a strain of humanity with extraordinary abilities, the Kree abandoned their experiment for reasons which are not yet clear.
The upshot is, they now live on the moon and try to stay out of the human race’s problems, though nowadays they’ve gone very intergalactic.