Marvel’s latest comic, Death of the Inhumans shows us that the franchise could have given a major plot twist in MCU and how the potential of the franchise is unexploited. In 2014, when Marvel announced the Phase 3 of the MCU and its films, the Inhumans movie was included to fans surprise and excitement. But plans changed and the movie dropped after the deal with Sony went through that brought Spider-Man into the MCU.
Marvel television picked up the franchisee after the studio dropped it and launched the Inhumans TV show. But the show met with disappointment of both critics and audience as well so much so that ABC cancelled it after only one season. While it remains a key for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., it has otherwise been cast out.
In the comics, Marvel launched its latest release, Death of Inhumans. The comics have been focusing on it with writer Charles Soule taking the comic from weak to strong but still sales aren’t that great. As a result Marvel is bringing it to a dramatic end and doing so has revealed ironically the extent of the potential of the franchisee left unexploited.
The Inhumans were created by an alien race Kree, who performed experiments on humans since ancient times in order to create super-powered beings. Death of Inhumans reveals that these experiments were ended when the Kree learned of a prophecy: that an Inhuman known as the “Midnight King” would lead to “the annihilation of the Kree species.”
“Midnight King” title is associated with Black Bolt. And thus it seems that Kree will end at the hands of Black Bolt. In Death of Inhumans, the Kree attempt to force Black Bolt into obeying their orders without questioning them, launching a devastating attack on the Inhumans. Heroes get slaughtered at their own hands and the members of Royal family killed, the Kree have given the Black Bolt enough reasons to kill them all.
This end of the Inhumans show that how much potential did the Inhumans franchisee had and how it was cast out without further efforts. With Guardians of Galaxy and Thanos – an eternal, Marvel has started including its cosmic side and Inhumans could have been a great franchise considering the release of Captain Marvel which will feature Kree-Skrull war and Carol Danvers and Nick Fury getting caught between it.
For now, the franchise seems to be at its end and Marvel is unlikely to take up a franchisee which didn’t run well with the audience on TV.
Marvels next release includes Ant-Man and the Wasp releasing on 6th July, followed by Captain Marvel and Avengers 4 in 2019. Also, Spider-Man Far from Home will follow up after Avengers 4 with Guardians of Galaxy releasing in 2020.
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