This fall, Marvel will continue its TV takeover with the premiere of the all new series Inhumans, based on the otherworldly beings of the comic books. The project hasn't been the most universally accepted drama in its early marketing, with the extensive visual effects work somewhat limiting what the early trailers have shown us. Now we have a brand new trailer that not only gives fans a tad more from the mega-bulldog Lockjaw, but also showcases another one of the heroes sporting a very different look, as Medusa pops up without her signature red locks. Check it out!
While there's much to pay attention to in this latest Inhumans trailer, the biggest talking point is easily that last-second appearance from Serinda Swan rocking a shaved head, rather than the long and flowing red wig that the character has been seen with since the earliest looks at the series. A lot of the criticisms aimed at Inhumans were tied to Medusa's red hair, as the wig admittedly looks pretty awkward when it's just sitting on Swan's head. Things got much more interesting when the CGI was added and she was able to throw down some follicle fisticuffs, but I daresay this new look is Medusa as her best.
For one, Serinda Swan doesn't have to walk around with a rigor mortis-esque rigidity, with that wig (or whatever CGI-friendly covering) affixed atop her head, and she's able to go hard in the moment. I mean, it's possible that i'm just digging it more because that brief confrontation was some of the only new action the trailer offers. But I think it's more because Medusa looks like she'd be right at home surviving a world of assholes with Charlize Theron's Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road.
As far as all things non-Medusa go, the Inhumans trailer does start off with a couple of other fresh moments. I'm particularly digging those wings, and I like seeing Iwan Rheon's Maximus showing up with his own mini-army. (Which includes the character that Medusa took swings at.) And there's also a more established line separating Earth and Attilan, as far as locations go. But much of it is what we've already seen so far from Anson Mount's Black Bolt, Eme Ikwuakor's Gorgon, Ken Leung's Karnak and others. And still no sign of Henry Ian Cusick's geneticist villain, for whatever reason.
With a brief pitstop in IMAX theaters starting September 1, Marvel's Inhumans will make its official TV debut on ABC starting on Friday, September 28, at 8:00 p.m. ET, with a 2-hour special premiere. (And when the limited-episode Inhumans is done, that's when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return for Season 5.) For everything else hitting the small screen soon, head to our fall TV schedule.