With the recent news that The Inhumans is coming to ABC and IMAX next fall, fans have been dying for more information on the show. Nowadays, just waiting for information is not the only option, as curious people can take to Twitter and ask various players at Marvel questions directly. A few people immediately started asking Mark Kolpack (visual effects supervisor on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) about his potential involvement with the new show. As it turns out, however, he will not play any role in the upcoming series.


His comment seems to assume that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be renewed for a fifth season in 2017/18. While the ratings for the show continue to struggle, some of the public comments by Marvel Studios people concerning Inhumans have hinted at the show boosting the other ABC Marvel property. So maybe there is good reason to think that Coulson and company will get a fifth run.

Another topic of interest has been how much or little the new Marvel show will connect to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Early signs are that the creative team will be largely new. As Kolpack mentions, it would be just too hard for many of those working on a twenty-two episode show to have the time to work on the eight-episode, effects-heavy Inhumans. The new show will require some heavy lifting for a VFX department. Between Medusa’s living hair, a gigantic dog, a city on the moon, and a man with goat legs, many challenges are staring down whoever ultimately does the special effects. Thankfully, IMAX will be chipping in some production budget for the costly effects.

Kolpack’s Twitter also deals with an issue that has been a bit confusing for those who pay close attention to the schedule Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has run in recent times.

Like any show with a heavily serialized storyline, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. benefits from the show running week to week without interruption. The last few years ABC has been careful to interrupt the show as little as possible, and Agent Carter helped facilitate the schedule by filling in February and March slots. This year, sadly, is returning to a more hit and miss schedule. Time will tell, but the ratings may continue to suffer from fans getting lost.

Stay tuned to MCUExchange as more news about both Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Inhumans continues to hit. Casting and production details should come relatively quickly with the latter getting an IMAX release about nine months from now.

Source: Twitter 1, 2