After a lot of buzz and very few details, Marvel’s Inhumans arrived in Ballroom 20 at San Diego Comic Con on Thursday evening to a full house. The entire cast was present to show and tell us more about the latest Marvel television series.
First off, after months of secrecy, Ellen Woglom was revealed to be playing… a completely new character. And a human at that. There was no explanation about why this was kept secret but Woglom’s character is Louise, a woman from Earth who was exposed to the Terrigen Mist but received no power. Maybe she’ll find a kindred spirit in Maximus.
Iwan Rhoen says his character would be an outcast in the Inhuman society if he weren’t the brother of the king. But it’s that very role that chaffs at Maximus the most because he’s sure he could do a better job than Black Bolt (Anson Mount) and maybe even be a better husband to his sister-in-law, Medusa (Serinda Swan).
We saw a glimpse of this dynamic in the three clips that were shown at the panel.
In the first clip, Black Bolt’s cousin, Triton (Mike Moh), tries and fails to rescue an Inhuman teenager on Earth from mercenaries hunting her through a forest. When he’s then pursued, he leaps into the water and is presumed dead.
In the second clip takes place during dinner, and Maximus is upset Triton was sent to bring more Inhumans into their city. He feels they ought to be moving to Earth, not increasing their own population. Here we saw the first look at Black Bolt’s unique sign language that only Medusa can understand and she translated his harsh replies to Maximus. After the latter stormed out, so did Gorgon (Eme Ikwuakor) who wished he’d been sent in Triton’s place.
The third clip was Maximus making his move for the throne. He corners his brother and sends armed guards to take out Gorgon and Karnak (Ken Leung). But they’re formidable Inhumans, especially Karnak. He can see strategy and outcomes in any situation, which allows him to alter his actions to create the best result.
But it was the final clip that fans were probably most anxious to see because it featured Medusa’s much talked about and much critiqued hair. It’s true, the wig looks a little ridiculous and fake. But when the hair goes CGI so it can choke Maximus after he implies he’d make a better husband than his brother, it looks far better.
Before everyone ran out of the room to the special Inhumans hangout in downtown where free pizza and posters were being given out, an extended trailer was screened. In it, we saw the CGI Lockjaw in action!
Inhumans premieres Sept. 1 in Imax theaters and on ABC on Sept. 29.