The #Marvel Cinematic Universe is a pretty big place, but the Inhumans are coming to theaters and our television screens later this year to make it even bigger. For the past month, we've been getting a constant stream of set pictures that have given us our first taste of what to expect from the ambitious show.
Now, we have a new piece of footage that teases big things to come for the Inhuman Royal Family. The Hawaii Isla 808 Twitter page has posted a very interesting clip of #AnsonMount's Black Bolt running away from the police before he gets caught, beaten, hand-cuffed and then dragged away to a police car...well, that escalated quickly. Take a look:
Ouch. That's a very unusual situation for the King of a floating city to be in. While there's very little in regard to information for the show in this clip, it does hint at something very important...
The Inhumans Are Sure To Make A Splash In The MCU
At first glance, it could be argued that the #Inhumans are being persecuted much like the X-Men have been in the comics, but we simply don't have much information on the show to know if that's the case. So, for the sake of not stepping too much into fan-theory speculation, let's concentrate on the facts: Black Bolt is being arrested after what I'm sure was a big spectacle.
I'm interested in seeing what kind of repercussions this will have in regard to a larger Inhuman presence in the #MCU. We know organizations like S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra are always keeping their ear out for any superhuman activities.
So, could Black Bolt's broaden his and his people's involvement in the superhuman community and government organizations? It's definitely a possibility, especially with the aforementioned organizations and even the S.H.I.E.L.D., who've been very interested in the Inhuman world for quite a while.
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Of course, keep in mind that a peculiar guy with abilities getting arrested doesn't guarantee them spot in the larger Marvel universe, as was shown by Daredevil and Luke Cage.
But Inhumans has proven to be a much more ambitious project, which points to it most likely having considerably bigger ties to its cinematic companions. Therefore it's not unreasonable to expect a much more meaningful connective tissue stemming from situations like an arrest of a super-powered being who can destroy a city by saying "Thank you."
Still, this is just speculation on my part and the series could end up being a very contained adventure, away from the rest of the MCU, so we'll just have to wait and see what happens.
If you're curious to see what's going on in the set footage, Inhumans will have a theatrical release of its first two episodes on September before the remainder six episodes move to TV, on ABC. So don't forget to catch Marvel's newest heroes when they arrive.
What did you make of the footage? Could this be teasing a bigger connective tissue to the rest of the MCU? Let me know what you think in the comments!