Sources claim Marvel ready to move forward with The Inhumans movie
After yesterday's tweet regarding THE INHUMANS made the internet need new underwear, more sources are claiming that Marvel Studios is preparing to make the popular comic title one of their next feature films.
Collider revealed the news that their sources have THE INHUMANS as one of the previously announced release dates that Marvel did not link with a particular title, meaning we could see the next superhero team debut within the next four years. Similarly to GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, Marvel requisitioned screenplay from Joe Robert Cole which they are very happy with. The next step would be to find a director to put their stamp on the project and then cast the film. It is conceivable that Vin Diesel was always in mind for the lead as Black Bolt contingent on the success of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.
Here is a brief rundown of just what The Inhumans are courtesy of Wikipedia:
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 to produce the genetically advanced Inhuman race. 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. Although their experiments were successful in creating a strain of humanity with extraordinary abilities, the Kree abandoned their experiment because a genetic prophecy had predicted that the experiments would eventually lead to an anomaly who would destroy the Kree Supreme Intelligence.
While The Skrulls were changed to the Chitauri in THE AVENGERS, there have been some rumblings that ABC'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. will be revealing a direct connection to The Inhumans in the upcoming second season. The recent Marvel event arc Inhumanity also served as a way for the Mutant-less Marvel Studios to explain the absence of those characters and allow they to bring more stories into the cinematic universe.
While Marvel did not announce any new films at Comic Con last month aside from GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2, they have already successfully laid the groundwork to make these cosmic stories a part of the MCU. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.