Marvel Ready to Progess on 'The Inhumans,' Has Completed Script
Following speculation yesterday that Vin Diesel might be teasing fans with a potential role in Marvel's gestating adaptation of their comic book The Inhumans, we have more fuel for the fire with news that the comic book studio is ready to make some progress on the project. Collider has word that Marvel intends to develop a feature film version of The Inhumans much in the same way that they developed Guardians of the Galaxy, which only makes sense since the two were rumored around the same time in 2011. Reportedly there's a script that has been completed by Joe Robert Cole, and it will be shopped to filmmakers soon.
Then, just as Nicole Perlman's original script for Guardians of the Galaxy was brought to James Gunn for him to rewrite with his own humor and style, Cole's script will be handed over either to the chosen director or a new writer to rewrite to go with the filmmaker's vision for the film. Like Perlman, Cole came out of Marvel's writing program, and that worked pretty well for Guardians of the Galaxy. While Gunn made the film his own, he did it within Marvel's framework, and maybe that's where Edgar Wright had trouble with his vision for Ant-Man.
For those just joining us, The Inhumans are a race of early human beings who were turned into a race of superhuman warrior-servants by the Kree, the alien race from Guardians of the Galaxy from which the villain Ronan the Accuser hails. They become a team of their own which is led by the king Black Bolt (who doesn't speak because his voice is too destructive) and his family of oddballs including Medusa, Karnak, Gorgon, Triton, Crystal, Maximus the Mad, and the giant canine Lockjaw, who could become the next Rocket Raccoon or Groot
There have been rumblings that The Inhumans would have ties to The Avengers in that Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver might be made out to be superhumans created by the Kree. That's because Marvel can't use the term "mutants" because it's part of Fox's stronghold on the X-Men franchise and all the properties that go with them. However, Kevin Feige has ruled out that possibility before, so maybe there will be different ties to what's happening on Earth instead. The movie is still early in development, but if Vin Diesel is to be believed, maybe 2017 could end up seeing the film hit the big screen. Thoughts?