‘Inhumans’ Movie Moving Forward; Script Currently in Development at Marvel
Here’s something comic book fans would have never thought they’d hear a decade ago: Marvel Studios, hot off the success of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ is officially moving forward with an ‘Inhumans‘ movie. If you’re a comic book fan, your jaw is probably hanging slightly agape. If you’re a real person, you’re probably shrugging the biggest shrug you’ve ever shrugged.
And that’s okay. Marvel knows that obscure characters like the ‘Inhumans’ may be a tough sell, but they also know that they managed to transform the equally obscure Guardians of the Galaxy into a blockbuster juggernaut.
The news comes to us via Collider, who report that Marvel is very satisfied with writer Joe Robert Cole’s screenplay and is ready to start shopping it around with filmmakers. If the process is anything like past Marvel projects, a director will tailor the script to his own style once he or she steps on board, but it will mostly likely maintain the basic beats of the original script. That’s what happened with Nicole Perlman’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ screenplay and it’s what will probably happen here (especially since both Perlman and Cole wrote their drafts while part of Marvel’s writer’s program).
And honestly, that’s all we know at this point. We don’t even know which of Marvel’s many pre-selected release dates would belong to this movie. Anything else is conjecture. However, we should remind you that Vin Diesel took to social media yesterday and teased his involvement in an ‘Inhumans’ project (though we have no idea if there’s any truth to that). But, we can also remind you that Diesel landed the role of Groot by pretending to be involved in a Marvel project on Facebook and one thing led to another.
Okay, so who are the Inhumans? These characters have a weirder and more complicated history than most Marvel characters, but the in-a-nutshell answer is that they’re humans who were transformed by the alien race known as the Kree for use as potential weapons against their ongoing foes, the Skrulls. When the dust settled, the resulting superpowered humans went on to form their own society, under the leadership of a guy named Black Bolt. Other major members of the Inhumans include Medusa, Karnak, Gorgon, Triton, Crystal, Maximus the Mad, and Lockjaw.
The craziest thing about all of this is that Diesel could have a role in this movie, despite already playing a Marvel character in Groot. He would be a fantastic choice for Black Bolt, a character whose powerful voice (capable of destroying anything in his path) keeps him from speaking very much, if at all. Could Diesel’s voice inhabit a giant plant while his body plays a mute Inhuman?
We imagine we’ll be hearing more about this project soon enough.