So it is official, Inhumans is off the list for Marvel as a movie. Instead Marvel’s The Inhumans is going to be an ABC series but it will debut in theaters. Confused yet? Here’s the official word. Marvel, IMAX, and ABC Studios have reached a unique deal. The first two episodes of The Inhumans will debut in IMAX and run for two weeks before debuting on ABC tv this fall.
“This unprecedented alliance represents a bold, innovative approach to launching great TV content for a worldwide audience,” said Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group. “It highlights Disney|ABC’s unrelenting commitment to finding new and creative ways to showcasing our very best programming and increasing global engagement and reach.”
“This first-of-its-kind multi-platform production, distribution and marketing agreement brings together Marvel Television’s unique brand of entertainment, ABC’s unparalleled audience and IMAX’s brand and global fanboy demographic,” said IMAX CEO, Rich Gelfond. “It also takes our decades-long relationship with The Walt Disney Company to a whole new level, jointly breaking new ground in the industry. We are confident our exhibition partners will be excited to work with us on this innovative launch of a series across the IMAX network.”
“We’re happy to see this unique deal come together, working with our partners,” said Dan Buckley, President, Marvel Television, Publishing & Brand. “In an ever-changing world of distribution and consumption, it’s very exciting to be part of a groundbreaking initiative that takes us to the forefront of this evolution.”
So let’s face it the movie platform is getting crowded. One of the last venues besides Netflix is network TV. With Marvel’s Most Wanted not being picked up there was a void to fill. Also Agent Carter ending has left some prime real estate open. As far as the IMAX thing this may be a good way to get this out in front of the crowd that may not pick up on a show like this. Also Inhumans are already well established in Agents of Shield and the potential for crossover is very high. I personally would love to finally see the royal family being led by Blackbolt finally enter the scene considering the state of Inhumans in that portion of the Marvel Universe. Look for this unique debut in September of 2017 in IMAX and then on ABC as a weekly series.
-Jason The X
I’m gonna be honest here. Kinda tired of random Inhumans. I’m ready for Blackbolt to enter and show us some real power. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @JasonTheX