As Marvel’s upcoming “Inhumans” series continues to film on Hawaii, photos of Medusa — the Queen of Attilan herself — continue to surface online. The latest set photos on Twitter reveal star Serinda Swan’s intriguing new haircut.
The photos below show Swan’s Medusa with a shaved head. Seeing as Medusa’s Inhuman powers stem from her ability to control her hair, this is a surprising look for the Queen.
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Without context, it’s hard to speculate what’s happening in these photos. For instance, Swan’s haircut could be the actress’ personal style choice, or her shaved head could make it easier for the production team to add Medusa’s wig and CGI effects. On the other hand, this could be part of the narrative; perhaps Medusa is being punished, and her access to her powers is removed as a result of that. Likewise, this could be the result of a vision or nightmare sequence for the Inhuman royal family.
In earlier photos, Swan was seen wearing a long red wig for the role, which is how Medusa is expected to be portrayed. Swan’s Medusa looks very much like her comic book counterpart in these earlier photos.
The eight-episode series centers on the Royal Family of the Inhumans, a race of genetically advanced humans with extraordinary powers introduced in 1965 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in Marvel’s “Fantastic Four.” The first two episodes, filmed entirely with IMAX cameras, will premiere Sept. 1 in IMAX theaters, two weeks before the show’s broadcast debut Sept. 26 on ABC.
“Inhumans” stars Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Iwan Rheon as Maximus the Mad, Serinda Swan as Queen Medusa, Ken Leung as Karnak, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Mike Moh as Triton and Sonya Balmores as Auran.
Co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios, “Marvel’s Inhumans” is executive produced by Scott Buck (“Dexter,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist”) with Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Luke Cage”) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Luke Cage”). Buck also serves as showrunner. The first two episodes will be directed by Roel Reine (“The Delivery,” “Black Sails”).