While one might think that ABC would have been willing to get as many people as possible into its upcoming comic book series Marvel's Inhumans, the network somehow kept almost everyone in the dark on what to expect, deciding not to publicly release the first trailer after it was revealed. Thankfully, that's all changed, and a new and improved final cut of the trailer has finally hit the 'net. And guess what, guys? It. Looks. So. Good. Get to watching!
This trailer really does have everything that Inhumans needs to stand apart from the other Marvel series on the air right now. For one, we see a bright and sunny setting, as the Royal Family at the center of the story will make the jaunt from their homeland to Earth -- specifically the shine-soaked Hawaii. Second, we have a main character who will only sporadically get to use his speaking voice, as Anson Mount's Black Bolt produces a sonic energy that's powerful enough to destroy most things. And though we don't get to see Medusa using her malleable hairdo to her benefit, we do get to see a lot more of the other Inhumans -- I already want to see Triton and Supergirl's Martian Manhunter doing an impossible crossover -- as well as members of their home race. Admittedly, Hawaii looks more inviting.
I think we can all agree, though, that while 95% of this trailer is great, it does not get any better than witnessing a giant bulldog with the ability to transport things across time and space (and possibly dimensions).
You're not going to find that anywhere else on TV, that's for damned sure. And I really have to applaud the digital effects team for making Lockjaw's entries and exists look as smooth as possible, while also keeping everything pretty weird and surreal and tethered to the comics. (Or would it be "leashed?") There can be no other way.
Actor Henry Ian Cusick, who plays a potentially villainous geneticist that's strangely missing from the trailer, recently spoke with CinemaBlend, teasing just how much CGI was going to be seen in the show, and it looks like he wasn't wrong. It'd be cool if one of Game of Thrones' computer-generated dragons would come around and remind actor Iwan Rheon that fans still haven't forgot his sordid run as that most inhuman beast Ramsay Bolton. The stacked cast also includes Serinda Swan, Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Kornish, Ken Leung, Mike Moh
Everyone will have two different ways to experience Inhumans whenever it's released, as the first two episodes will be exclusively shown in IMAX theaters starting on September 1, with ABC set to properly air the show on a weekly basis starting Friday, September 29. Go ahead and watch the trailer again, and then to see what other shows are hitting the small screen soon, hit up our summer TV schedule.
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