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THE INHUMANS Movie Next for Marvel
Will Vin Diesel be Black Bolt?
By Robert T. Trate
August 12, 2014
THE INHUMANS Movie, coming soon?
© Marvel Comics
With the success of Guardians of the Galaxy, it looks as if Marvel is going to roll the dice on another team of heroes. However, this one is more of a family, a royal family that is. Collider.com is reporting that Marvel is happy with The Inhumans script by Joe Robert Cole (Amber Lake).
Here is what Collider reported: “According to our sources, Marvel plans to handle The Inhumans in the same way they handled Guardians of the Galaxy. For those who don’t know, the original draft of Guardians was written by Nicole Perlman, who was part of Marvel’s writing program. That draft then went out to filmmakers. When James Gunn came on board, he added his flavor and details to the story, but the characters, story structure, and beats from Perlman’s draft remained in place”.
They then went on to report: “Cole also came out of Marvel’s writing program, and the studio is pleased with his script, so now they’re presumably ready to take it out to filmmakers. We can also assume that since Guardians was a success, the studio is willing to bring on a director with a unique voice like Gunn. He didn’t upend the Marvel formula, but his personality flows through the picture. He was in tune with a group of oddball outsiders, and that made him the best man for the job”.
So who should direct Cole’s script? Which of The Inhumans should be in the film and who should play them? We may already have an answer to the last question. Remember those talks Vin Diesel was discussing about he and Marvel coming together for a project? We all thought that was Guardians of the Galaxy or perhaps The Avengers. Well Diesel was cast as Groot and not cast as The Vision, yet rumors continued to circulate. Posted at the bottom is a recent Facebook post from Diesel.
Will Diesel in fact play an Inhuman and perhaps even their leader Black Bolt? To go from a speaking role with only three words to a King who doesn’t say anything would be an interesting turn for the actor.
Who are The Inhumans? According to Marvel.com: At the beginning of the Kree-Skrull War, millions of years ago in Earth time, the alien Kree established a station on the planet Uranus, a strategic position between the Kree and Skrull empires. Through their work at this station, they discovered that sentient life on nearby Earth had genetic potential invested in it by the alien Celestials. Intrigued, the Kree began to experiment on Earth's then-primitive homo sapiens by splicing Eternals DNA into Cro-Magnons.
Their goal was apparently twofold — to investigate possible ways of circumventing their own evolutionary stagnation, and to create a powerful mutant race of soldiers for use against the Skrulls. However, although their experiments were successful in creating a strain of humanity with extraordinary abilities, the Kree abandoned their experiment for reasons which are not yet clear.
Their test subjects, the Inhumans, went on to form a society of their own, which thrived in seclusion from the rest of humanity and developed advanced technology. Experiments with the mutagenic Terrigen Mist gave them various powers, but also caused lasting genetic damage and deformities. This led to a long-term selective breeding program to try to mitigate the effects of these mutations. Their city Attilan has frequently been relocated and, as of 2005 stories, rests in the oxygen-bearing Blue Area of the Moon.
The once-secret existence of the race has come to light among the general public as the Inhumans interact more often with many of Earth's superheroes — including the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, and the X-Men — whom they have aided against threats such as Galactus, Ultron-7, Magneto, and Apocalypse.
The Inhumans were once led by the Unspoken. who was dethrone by their current king, Black Bolt, and his royal family, consisting of Medusa, Karnak, Gorgon, Triton, Crystal, Maximus the Mad, and the canine Lockjaw. Both Crystal and Medusa have been members of the Fantastic Four; Crystal has also been a member of the Avengers (read the full bio HERE).
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