Why Flying Would Suck As A Superpower, According To One Inhumans Star


Over in the Blue Area of the Moon, the Inhumans have no shortage of wacky powers, such as shattering mountains with one's voice, controlling every single fiber of hair, causing earthquakes, and...uh....being a fishman. The variety of abilities the Inhumans showcase is expansive, but not everybody is going to get the best pick in the draft. Inhumans actor Eme Ikwuakor, who portrays the heavy-hooved Gorgon, knows exactly what power he wouldn't want to have: flying. Just about everybody in the world wants to fly, but his reasoning does have some solid logic.

If you fly, there's not a guarantee you know how to land, so if you go a hundred feet in the air and land on the ground, you die. You need some strength to survive the landing. With me, I say I get any object. I can get like a snowboard, thrust myself into the air and fly through the air, or I could fight against wind.

Someone has spent a lot of time on the set of a superhero show. During a San Diego Comic Con roundtable for Marvel's upcoming television show Inhumans, CinemaBlend's own Conner Schwerdtfeger was told by Eme Ikwuakor that flying would definitely be one of the superpowers he wouldn't want to have. His fairly sound reasoning is that just because someone can fly, that doesn't mean that he or she can do it well enough to stick the landing properly, which means one is almost guaranteed to get killed or injured upon first flight.

That's not what Eme Ikwuakor is all about, as he's apparently fine with traveling the old-fashioned way. The actor would rather go Silver Surfer-style and use a board of some kind to ride the air currents against the wind resistance, assumedly allowing for a safe landing. Okay, so that's not quite old-fashioned, but whatever floats your boat...or yourself, in this case.

He might not be down for air travel, but Eme Ikwuakor's character in Inhumans has a pretty cool power of his own. Ikwuakor plays the strength-on-tap alien Gorgon, the leader of the Attilan military, who has the ability to send out seismic tremors by stomping with his hooves. Yes, he has hooves for feet, but it's a pretty easy trade for having earthquake powers.

Inhumans is the latest live action show from Marvel, and it follows the story of a group of Inhumans who have been living in seclusion up on the moon. Their king, Black Bolt, is forced back down to Earth after a military coup led by his brother Maximus and must find a way to save both his people and the planet. With stars like Anson Mount and Iwan Rheon on board, this looks to be one of the company's most unique small screen efforts yet. You can check out the official Comic-Con trailer on the next page.

Inhumans is set to debut on IMAX screens on September 1, 2017, where it will then have a two-week theatrical run, and the show will then premiere on ABC on Friday, September 29, and run for a total of eight episodes. For everything else hitting TV screens over the summer, make sure to check out our summer premiere guide.

Matt Wood

Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.