It may not feel like it, but Inhumans is nearly upon us. While the show has been receiving some negative buzz, it continues to make the case for itself. Marvel released a new one-minute preview, with some interesting details to pull from it:

It’s a good mix of old and new footage – yes, we know Ramsey Bol- ahem, Maximus (Iwan Rheon) is trying to overthrow Black Bolt (Anson Mount). But we get a couple of more action shots of Lockjaw teleporting and Medusa (Serinda Swan) utilizing her hair. And judging from some of the scenery shots, director Roel Reiné certainly tried his darnedest to take advantage of the IMAX technology at hand:


Additionally, we see that Medusa is wandering around Earth with a shaved head. Obviously this puts a big handicap on the character, which means she’ll have to make up for her lack of power through other means (“No one tells me what to do,” she says with ferocity in the trailer). From a writing perspective, this could give her an interesting arc; from a practical standpoint, the visual effects team has less work to do.

Finally, I have to say that I was a little more impressed with how Black Bolt’s power was depicted; while his “grunt” scream seemed cheesy in previous footage, the sound design makes even this accidental grunt sound like a devastating and primal scream.

Overall, I feel a bit more confident in the project after this trailer and the recent character posters. While I’ll have my Iron Fist-related biases going into the IMAX theater (or living room, if I end up missing that engagement), I’ll certainly try my best to keep an open mind. Because hey, it’s another MCU installment, and it’s always fun to be getting these.

Inhumans premieres on IMAX screens this Friday, Sept. 1.

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