Monday, March 07, 2011

Are "The Inhumans" the next high-concept superhero movie?

Badass sez yes, though the source their quoting I can't make heads nor tails of...

Originally part of the extended "Fantastic Four" family, "The Inhumans" were sort of a dry run at the big-idea cosmic stuff that'd later be such a big part of the Marvel cosmology. They're a whole hidden race of superhumans of various powers and abilities, the result of alien experiments on early humans creating a seperate, super-evolved strain. In a lot of ways they also seem like any early stab at the X-Men - their King is a guy named Black Bolt who never speaks, because his voice is so loud that even a whisper can level a city. My favorite Inhuman is "Lockjaw," a bulldog the size of a small car that can teleport. Really.

This sounds really fishy to me - The Inhumans have never been especially popular, and the pitch is really, really out-there (Badass has an anonymous quote implying that they'd be retooled into something a bit more traditionally-superheroic, which would be a bummer) but you never know. FWIW, their origin is tied to aliens called Kree, who're the nemesis of suspected "Avengers"-heavies The Skrulls.

5 comments:

Adam said...

I don't remember anyone ever really caring about the Inhumans. Probably the most relevant one was Crystal who dated the Human Torch for a while. The only others I can even remember are the aformentioned Blackbolt and Medusa, the Inhuman with "hair powers". Yeah perhaps this is one facet of comic lore best left on cutting room floor.

WilhelmVonHaig said...

I loved the inhumans, that whole plot where black bolt's crazy brother trapped them in a huge dome around their city and they all went apeshit inside trying to escape while The Human torch went apeshit outside trying to get in-that was ,in my humble opinion, the most epic fantastic four plot ever. Lockjaw was more awesome than you can imagine. Seriously, think of the most awesome thing you can, add chuck norris and multiply it by the old spice guy and you're like half there.

Chaos Drive said...

The Inhumans technically own space right now. The whole thing...seriously. The Inhumans, tore apart the skrulls after secret invasion, took control of the Kree empire, had a war with the shi'ar and won.

tyra menendez said...

"Their"? Seriously?

The Inhumans mattered for a while, in the late 90's or early 00's, when they had a pretty cool miniseries with art by Jae Lee, though I forgot who wrote it and I don't feel like digging it up, to find out.
Since they're a lesser known property, there's potential for reinvention, for Hollywood. Could be good, but I doubt will be anything close to great.

The Karligarchy said...

The Inhumans were involved in a pretty school story arc, with quick silver after the House of M debacle, when he discovered that their black mists could restore, although slightly altered, mutant powers. They essentially returned mutant powers with a slight variant I.E. Quicksilver actually became more like that flash where he could travel through time slightly instead of just running fast. Also Illuminati was pretty good, and would also make a good movie or at least animated movie. It could serve as a good prequel for whatever infinity gauntlet shenanigans is inevitably coming with the marvel movies