For those still hoping to see an Inhumans movie franchise, the events taking place on the ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have seen Inhuman activity all over the show. Makes sense then that Marvel and ABC would strike a television series deal.
Originally, the Inhumans was scheduled for a November 2018 release, but last year the movie was quietly pulled from the Marvel movie line up.
“Since we made our initial phase three announcement, we added Spider-Man, which was a big joyous coup for us,” said Kevin Feige in April, 2016. “We added Ant-Man and the Wasp, which was a big fun continuation of that story for us. Walt Disney Company has announced an Indiana Jones film for right around that same time. So I think it will shuffle off the current date that it’s on right now. How far down it shuffles, I’m not sure yet.”
The answer of course, is it is moving out of theaters and to the smaller screen.
ABC has ordered a new series based on The Inhumans comic book characters created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. And while a television series sounds interesting, the announcement took a really strange turn when the network announced it is working with IMAX on the series. As it stands right now, the first to episodes of the series will debut in IMAX theaters around the country, followed by a weekly series on ABC.
Yes, that’s right, The Inhumans series will be shot entirely on IMAX cameras. Why do this? Most televisions top out at 65-inches, but I have heard we are about to see a dramatic drop in price for those television sets 85-inches and larger. Couple that with 4K televisions pushing more and more into our living rooms, having a show in a super high quality format could be that show that makes consumers flock to larger screens. In 2015, Disney, Samsung, and Netflix all teamed to help define UHD standards. UHD is not not quite 4K, but the two are used interchangeably. UHD is 3,840 x 2,160 pixels while true 4K is 4,000 x 2,000 pixels.
Look for The Inhumans to arrive in IMAX theaters next summer, with the series kicking off on ABC in September 2017.