Inhumans IMAX

Inhumans, the Marvel series that almost no one seemed to be excited for, is currently airing on ABC. But before it debuted on the small screen, the show had a premiere in IMAX theaters. It didn’t go so well. Audiences were just not inspired to flock to IMAX theaters to take in the first two episodes of Inhumans, and IMAX’s CEO admits that this was probably a bad idea overall. Get the Inhumans IMAX details below.

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agents of shield almost cancelled

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had long been the red-headed stepchild of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — viewed as a dull but obligatory companion to the much more compelling snarky films and gritty Netflix series. That’s not the case anymore with Iron Fist receiving near-universal criticism, and the upcoming Inhumans racking up some of the most colorful critical slams I’ve ever seen.

And something happened in the past few seasons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. After treading water for nearly a season, the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier disintegrated S.H.I.E.L.D. as we knew it, kicking the series into the high-gear spy show it was always meant to be. It’s has had its ups and downs, but ironically as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. becomes more detached from the MCU, it has delivered some of its best and most compelling writing – the most impressive of which took place in the latter half of season 4, which took S.H.I.E.L.D. to a crossroads both in and out of the show. As Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. did a riff on “the darkest timeline” trope, ABC was mulling dropping the axe on its struggling Marvel show. Until Disney stepped in.

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Inhumans Trailer

Inhumans! It’s definitely a real show that is really going to be on the air very soon. And to prove it, a new Inhumans trailer has arrived to try to sell audiences one last time on the potentially confusing mythology on display. Most of all, though, this trailer knows the one very specific thing that might convince people still on the fence to watch: that big CGI dog, who gets his own little intro before the Marvel TV logo starts. Watch the new Inhumans trailer below.

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Family Matters House Demolished

It’s a rare condition in this day and age to read any good news on the newspaper page. Sadly, we have to add some more bad news to the pile for any fans of the popular ABC sitcom Family Matters.

Though Family Matters was shot on soundstage, the series was set in Chicago, so the opening credits featured real establishing shots of the Windy City skyline and a house in which the Winslow family lived. Unfortunately, the real house that represents the Winslow household where many an accident happened thanks to Steve Urkel has been set to be demolished. Read More »

Inhumans Showrunner Interview

The next Marvel TV series will hit theaters before it lands on ABC. Marvel’s Inhumans will play its first two episodes on IMAX screens, albeit as a shorter cut. From showrunner Scott Buck (Iron Fist), Inhumans is a more family friendly show than Marvel’s Netflix offerings. It’s about superheroes who live on the moon, but come down to Hawaii with their teleporting dog Lockjaw.

Black Bolt (Anson Mount) is the silent king of Attilan, the Inhumans’ home on the moon. He communicates with his Queen Medusa (Serinda Swan) via a sign language that Mount created himself (so far it’s a 50 page Google doc, he says). When Black Bolt’s brother Maximus leads an uprising, the Inhumans flee to Earth where their adventure begins.

Buck spoke with /Film at the ABC party for the Television Critics Association.

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inhumans imax

Let’s give credit where credit is due: it takes a certain amount of nerve for a television show to premiere its first two episodes on IMAX screens, and ABC’s upcoming Inhumans is going where only a few episodes of Game of Thrones have gone before. But when HBO’s flagship series showed episodes on the biggest movie screens in the world, it was already beloved and massively popular. Inhumans? Many comic book readers can’t even tell you a thing about the Inhumans.

So let’s tip our hat in the general direction of Marvel and ABC for ambition alone…and then wince as we watch this new Inhumans IMAX featurette and realize that there’s no way this will go well.

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inhumans teaser

In the months leading up to its release, Inhumans has been constantly attacked for its lackluster CGI, the stiff acting performances, and most importantly, the bad wigs.

Well, the newest Inhumans teaser says “How about we fix two out of the three of these problems by getting rid of the infamous wig altogether?” That’s right ladies and gentlemen, we’ve got bald Medusa.

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the jetsons reboot 7

After years of development for the big screen and the small screen, Hanna-Barbera’s futuristic cartoon The Jetsons will be reborn on ABC as a live-actino multi-camera comedy. Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke will act as executive producers, and Gary Janetti, whose writing and producing credits include Family Guy and Will and Grace, will also executive produce and write the show. While there aren’t many other details out, the news is yet another chapter in Warner Bros. saga to bring The Jetsons back into today’s pop culture.

Bringing The Jetsons to the TV screen is probably the easiest way to introduce the show to a new audience because The Jetsons has threatened to come to theaters many, many times. Even Kanye West tried to bring The Jetsons to the big screen as the film’s creative director. Currently, Warner Bros. seems to have settled on an animated Jetsons movie, with Sausage Party co-director Conrad Vernon hired to bring the space-age family to the big screen. But despite Warner Bros. finally finding a way to go forward with their long-suffering Jetsons film, the question still remains: What’s so difficult about bringing a simple Hanna-Barbera cartoon to the big screen? For some possible answers, let’s turn to The Flintstones.

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inhumans character introduction

Marvel’s Inhumans continues barrelling down poorly-placed rails on its way to being a trainwreck, but you can’t blame Marvel for trying to salvage the remains before the show debuts.

As the promotional rollout continues before Inhumans makes its IMAX run and ABC premiere in September, Marvel wants you to know the characters as more than just a pair of bad wigs and discount Syfy costumes. The new teaser melodramatically introduces the Royal Family and some other core characters, along with some new footage from the series where Medusa’s hair doesn’t look completely awful. Hooray?

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Inhumans Featurette

We’re not getting a new Marvel Studios movie until Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters in November, but before then the comic book production company will try to capture fans’ attention with a new TV series on ABC that takes place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, albeit more tangentially than directly.

Marvel’s Inhumans focuses on a royal family of genetically super-powered individuals as they try to live in a world unsure of their abilities. When a military coup creates conflict within the royal family, some escape to Hawaii, where they may find the key keeping the planet safe. But a rift in the family creates, even more, conflict as a struggle for power emerges.

A new Inhumans featurette goes behind the scenes of the upcoming series, showing off some new footage, both in front of and behind the camera. Check it out below. Read More »