As early reviews pour in for Marvel’s Inhumans, IMAX may be reconsidering its original theatrical run on September 1, according to Comic Book Movie.
The original plan was for the ABC show’s first two episode to make a two-week run in IMAX theaters, but the early reception for the show and the upcoming release of Stephen King’s IT on September 8 may have the theater chain reconsider down to one week.
It would put the show at odds with a film, which was originally adapted from TV and adopted fanbase from King. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been building up to the nature of inhumans since Fox owns the cinematic and TV rights to mutants and X-Men, but the Inhumans show will focus on the royal family led by Black Bolt (Anson Mount) try to survive on earth, while his brother Maximus (Iwan Rheon) leads a revolt on their own planet to later track them down on earth.
Adding to IMAX’s misgivings about the series is when the show premieres on ABC September 28, it will include content in both episodes not in the theatrical cut.
The show also stars Serinda Swan as Medusa, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Ken Leung as Karnak, Ellen Woglom as an undisclosed character, Sonya Balmores as Auran and Mike Moh as Triton.
‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where they are greeted with surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them. Now they must find a way to reunite with each other and return to their home before their way of life is destroyed forever.
Marvel has since released a promo featuring the royal family itself.
Will the show overcome their bumps in the road?