‘The Inhumans’ Are Marvel’s Next Franchise: Who Are They?

Following on the gigantic box-office success of Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s next franchise will be The Inhumans according to Collider.

Producing Guardians of the Galaxy was a gamble for the comic book studio – much more-so than the familiar characters presented in The Avengers. The characters in Guardians of the Galaxy weren’t well known by audiences, but the film’s success paves the way for The Inhumans.

So, who are The Inhumans and how does Marvel plan to tie them in with the rest of the Marvel universe?

Created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, The Inhumans were introduced in The Fantastic Four comic book. They were discovered by Mr. Fantastic. Millions of years ago in Earth time, an alien race called the Kree did experiments on primitive homo-sapiens from Earth and cultivated a genetically advanced Inhuman race. By doing this, they would create an advanced army to wage war on their enemies, the Skrull. The experiment was abandoned after the creation of the test subjects however, but those Inhuman test subjects went on to create their own society in the city of Attilan.

Inhumans In Action

The Inhumans are led by their king, Black Bolt, who never speaks. It’s said that the silent leader’s voice holds enough power to shatter worlds. Black Bolt’s royal family includes the characters Medusa, Karnak, Gorgon, Triton, Crystal, Maximus the Mad, and the canine, Lockjaw.

In the comic book, The Inhumans occasionally encounter the human race – having had interactions with the likes of the Fantastic Four, the Avengers and the X-Men.

And that is how Marvel will most likely wrap The Inhumans into the overall Marvel universe. In Guardians of the Galaxy, one of the film’s villains, Ronan the Accuser, was a member of the Kree race that created the Inhumans millions of years ago. Also, Crystal, a member of the Inhumans Royal Family, was once married to Quicksilver, who is featured in the upcoming Avengers movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron,according to Screen Rant. Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver’s twin sister and another new character in Avengers: Age of Ultron, also spent time in Attilan as a young girl in the comics.

Will Vin Diesel – who played the voice of Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy – be in The Inhumans film? It’s very possible. Diesel recently posted a cryptic message on his Facebook account.

Vin Diesel Inhuman Quote

Currently Marvel is reportedly happy with The Inhumans script penned by Joe Robert Cole. Now, if Marvel follows its protocol from Guardians of the Galaxy, it will present it to a few different directors to see who can bring the most to the production. At any rate, The Inhumans is headed to the big screen.

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