On the left is the latest poster for Marvel Television/ABC’s upcoming series The Inhumans, and it’s…okay.
It does have a sense of drama (though Medusa’s hair continues to look terrible, mainly because if lacks the voluptuousness that it typically has in the comics, rendering it flat and lifeless).
That being said, I admit that the production has me–based on the admittedly limited information I possess–a bit concerned.
First off, Scott Buck (Dexter, Iron Fist) is the showrunner and while the latter series was much better than most critics have given it credit for, it also wasn’t as engaging as any of the other Marvel/Netflix series so far introduced (and felt to me like Buck knew little about the source material).
Another potential issue is one I’ve touched on before, which is how the characters (and in particular their costumes) look.
And trust me, I get why the producers likely chose to change how Black Bolt looked from the comics: while movies lately ar making these characters more comic-accurate I am not entirely sure that it would work as he’s traditionally pictured.
After all, he’s the king of his people, though nothing about his current costume says ‘royalty’ (though that’s perhaps not not quite fair, though it would need to be relayed to the audience somehow).
In fact, it just looks like–to someone who unfamiliar with him or doesn’t follow the comics–like any other superhero.
And that’s not a good thing when you have so much running on a series.