Marvel Reportedly Moving Forward With Inhumans Film
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.12.2014
The script is complete...
Marvel Studios is reportedly continuing to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe beyond the Avengers. With the success of Guardians of the Galaxy still fresh and continuing, Collider reports that the studio has a completed script for The Inhumans. The script was written by Joe Robert Cole and the studio is getting ready to search for a director.
Adding to the speculation was Vin Diesel, who posted a picture of Groot to Facebook on Saturday with the caption, "Vin and Marvel... you all made it happen! I get the strange feeling that Marvel thinks I'm Inhuman... Haha." Diesel of course voices the flora-based Guardian of the Galaxy, but he had also revealed last year that he was in line for another character as well, noting, "When I met with Marvel it wasn't for anything immediate, it was to talk about a film that would be introduced in the Phase 3 part of Marvel, not for a few years. You wouldn't be able to see it for a few years. In my mind, Marvel were doing it right, they were enrolling me at the ground level which is the best way to enroll me."
The Inhumans were first introduced back in 1965 as part of the Fantastic Four comic series and were regulars in that comic book before they got their own limited series in 1998 and 1999. The race of superhumans live in the floating city of Attilan and were created millions of years ago from primitive man by the result of experimentation from the alien Kree using a mutagenic gas known as Terrigen Mist. Their king, Black Bolt, has a voice so powerful that he is unable to even whisper without causing damage.
In the past year, the Inhumans have become a major, major part of the Marvel universe when Attilan crashed in New York and the Terrigen Mist was released, causing many humans who were distantly descended from Inhumans to activate their special abilities.
There is (entirely uncomfirmed) speculation that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in The Avengers: Age of Ultron will be Inhumans, as they are not allowed to be referred to as mutants due to the unusual joint legal ownership of the characters' film rights between Marvel Studios and Fox.