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– by Nick Doll

Though Marvel has a strong foothold in movies and Netflix, their network shows pale in comparison to the “BerlantiVerse” on The CW. Greg Berlanti being the force behind Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. Marvel hasn’t fared as well on network television. Agent Carter only lasted two seasons before cancellation. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (lots of “Agents” on the Marvel side) started off less than stellar, though it has improved over the years since its premiere in 2013. Still, neither of these compare to what Berlanti has pulled off for DC.

Marvel is looking to change that with their third ABC show, Inhumans. The show focuses on the Inhumans, a race of altered human beings that are the result of Kree experiments on the human race, giving them superhuman abilities. Think of them as the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s answer to the X-Men, as Fox maintains the rights to all mutants. Some Inhumans have already appeared on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but are now ready for their time in the spotlight with a television series of their own premiering on ABC this year, starting with an exclusive engagement on IMAX screens. 

And now we know exactly when to expect them.

On Facebook, IMAX revealed the release date for Marvel’s Inhumans. Buy your tickets now (don’t really, they’re not actually available), because the first two episodes of Inhumans hit IMAX screens on September 1, 2017, with the series appearing on ABC later in the fall. 

I’m a little skeptical of this plan. I don’t see how a network show could possibly have high enough production values to hold up in such a large format. Unless the budget is ridiculous, the fact that television shows generally have micro-budgets compared to the usual MCU productions, and are completed on a much quicker time-table, gives me pause. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and even the BerlantiVerse’s cracks would begin to show on such a large screen. Maybe, maybe the Netflix shows would look halfway decent, but again, that’s not network TV. 

Are YOU willing to pay the big bucks to see Inhumans early and bigger than anyone thought possible? Or is waiting for the free, commercial-filled version more your style? Let us know in the comments below!

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SOURCE: IMAX on Facebook