Is Marvel Preparing an Inhumans Movie Next?

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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.

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  • Juggernaut

    Awsome! I’m not a huge follower of The Inhumans but there is definately potential there for a sprawling, space epic! With word of the Skrull as the villains in the Avengers film, this makes perfect sense. I always thought that the Inhumans would have made a good group to bring into the movies via the third Fantastic Four film (that obviously is not happening now). My cast for this would be :
    Jim Caviezel as Blackbolt
    Julianne Moore as Medusa
    Rachel LeFerve as Crystal
    Clancy Brown as Gorgon
    Gary Dourdan as Triton
    Robert Knepper as Karnak
    Adam Sandler’s dog Meatball as Lockjaw
    with
    Rufus Sewell as Maximus
    and
    Brian Cox as Ronan The Accuser
    Now that would be a badd ass movie!!!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      Yes to all except Brian Cox. NO NO NO!!!! After reading Anihilation, I have a healthy respect for Ronan, and he can’t be played by anyone that old. I’m thinking abuffed up and padded Karl Urban with his accent.

      • Juggernaut

        I was thinking of Cox circa Troy with the armor and grizzled warrior look. A younger Ronan could work though. Maybe Clive Owen or Gerard butler (I know I keep going back to these guys but they fit a certain character type. Lol.)

        • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

          I just don’t think of Ronan as old. Butler I could see, but not Owen. I would actually go against type and maybe even cast Dwayne Johnson. But here’s the thing, Ronan would have to come in later as his connection to the Inhumans is only really just been explored after the War of Kings.

  • Juggernaut

    Awsome! I’m not a huge follower of The Inhumans but there is definately potential there for a sprawling, space epic! With word of the Skrull as the villains in the Avengers film, this makes perfect sense. I always thought that the Inhumans would have made a good group to bring into the movies via the third Fantastic Four film (that obviously is not happening now). My cast for this would be :
    Jim Caviezel as Blackbolt
    Julianne Moore as Medusa
    Rachel LeFerve as Crystal
    Clancy Brown as Gorgon
    Gary Dourdan as Triton
    Robert Knepper as Karnak
    Adam Sandler’s dog Meatball as Lockjaw
    with
    Rufus Sewell as Maximus
    and
    Brian Cox as Ronan The Accuser
    Now that would be a badd ass movie!!!

  • SmokinBandit

    Sounds cool, but a little off the beaten path for non-marvel centrics as myself. If they sneak something in to the end of Avengers or something it cold work, but theres alot of back story to comb through with the inhumans. Great characters though, gotta love Lockjaw.

    • Juggernaut

      I think that a refference to them during the Avengers film would be enough of a set up for their own film. Like you said they have a long history within the Marvel Universe and there would need to be a prologue that explained their history and introduced them. Once that is set up the rest of the movie would play pretty easy in my opinion. It could be like The Tudors in space! Royalty, betrayal, deciet! I think that would be pretty cool.

      • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

        Agreed, howver like Blade, it may be a blessing to NOT have it connected to anything at first and to connect it to the Marvel U in it’s own movie through S.H.I.E.L.D. or S.W.O.R.D.

  • ulik

    I’m happy to hear this and with the rumored return of FF and Daredevil returning to Marvel Studios this coming Comic Con, I’m stoked. With the Inhumans being so connected to The FF, I’m glad Marvel is hinting at this to at least keep Fox away from it. “The Eternals” are another connection that can be made all culminating to a possible Infinity Gauntlet epic, I love it!!!!!!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      I’d say that’s all super wishful thinkng. Personally I think as connected as they arer The Inhumans should have their own film. A second film would connect it to the new FF film, but only teneously. I’d love to see some kind of Marvel cosmic epic on screen but “Infinity Gauntlet is a bigger undertaking than “The Avengers.” I’d almost like to see Marvel go with some of the more recent stuff from Abnet and Lanning.

      I also thought Neil gaiman’s Eternals mini would make a good animated film.

      • ulik

        I concur sir. 8^P