EW revealed the first look at the INHUMANS from the forthcoming Marvel television series and people just can’t stop wigging out over it. Or more precisely, the wig’s the thing wherein we’ll catch the lameness of the queen.
From left to right, we get our first official look at Gorgon (Eme Ikwuakor), Karnak (Ken Leung), Black Bolt (Anson Mount), Medusa (Serinda Swan), Crystal (Isabelle Cornish), and Maximus (Iwan Rheon), the traditional members of the Inhuman Royal Family. Yet two big questions remain from the stylised photography: when are we going to get to see Lockjaw, and what the hell is going on with Medusa’s wig?
INHUMANS wouldn’t be the first comic book show to do wigs badly, although the producers of Arrow may be upset over the appropriation of one of their trademark foibles. In the comics, Medusa’s hair is virtually prehensile, a flexibly large mop of red tangles that dominates the room as much as her queenly presence does. While we are assured that there will be some post-production enhancements in this regard, Marvel aren’t exactly putting their best foot forward with an Inhuman queen who almost fades into the background. (Actually, on a second look, that might actually be a re-purposed Stephen Amell wig from an Arrow flashback).
INHUMANS will officially launch at IMAX on 1 September 2017. The 8-episode series will follow in the US Fall. No Australian release date has been confirmed as yet.
Image Credit:Michael Muller/Marvel for Entertainment Weekly
The Inhuman Royal Family, in happier times.