The man, the myth, the legend – Stan Lee is at it again. The Generalissmo is dropping potential huge Marvel movie bombs all over the place and this time mentioning who is probably next in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“They are going to do the Black Panther. They are going to use Doctor Strange. They are going to do Ant-Man. They are going to do the Guardians of the Galaxy … And they’ll probably do the Inhumans.”
Yes, the Inhumans!
Honestly, this isn’t surprising.
With the ‘X-Men’ being taken by another studio, Marvel can’t introduce everyone’s favorite mutants into their universe. Sure there might be a way to work Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in, but they won’t be labeled as mutants.
So how do you bring about an X-Men styled team to the Marvel Universe that can be extremely powerful as well as nearly universally hated? By introducing the Inhumans, of course. The Inhumans are a group that has been around since the mid-1960’s and first popped up in an issue of the ‘Fantastic Four’. They are a novel concept but also a group that has been hard to push to the forefront of the Marvel Universe.
The Inhumans are an extremely powerful race with very mutant-like behavior that was created off humanity by the alien species known as the Kree. There is a lot of crossover potential if the Inhumans were brought into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as one of the members of the Inhuman Royal Family named Crystal ends up marrying Quicksilver. Crystal was also an Avenger at one time. Another interesting point is that Ronan the Accuser, who is showing up in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ has a history of trying to use the Inhumans as well. Talk about potential crossover extrvaganza!
There are two major setups right now that also could help prove this to be the direction that Marvel is headed in. First off, in the comic universe there is a push for a new ‘Inhuman’ comic series that will bring us a slew of new Inhumans popping up. Sounds a bit like mutants doesn’t it?
Secondly we’re already going to be given a lead in to the universal aspect of Marvel with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy‘. This would be a great secondary lead in to introducing the Inhumans in a way that would tie into the larger ideas that the groundwork is being laid out for later.
Are you ready for this to be the end cap to Marvel’s Phase 3 that will head into Phase 4?