Marvel's royal family officially makes their IMAX debut today as the first two episodes of Inhumans kick off its limited two-week run in IMAX theaters, allowing fans to see the start of ABC's latest Marvel television effort on the big screen ahead of its network debut later this month. And while the series, which was announced back in November, has been said not to be an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D spinoff, but rather its own project entirely, showrunner Scott Buck seems to think a crossover could happen between the two shows -- down the line.
In CBR's recent interview with Buck, the showrunner addressed the possibility of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D -- which actually introduced Inhumans into the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in season three -- and Inhumans crossing over.
With so much of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. having had an Inhumans element, obviously you guys have got to get this show on its feet and establish it as is, but do you look forward to messing around with that connection?
Sure, some time in the future, there may be some sort of [crossover] — as it is right now, we stand completely alone and separate from the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but who knows what the future might bring?
It's worth noting that the series premiere does address the spread of terrigen through the water supply courtesy of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., although it never really delves further into it than that. While the show manages to lay the foundation for a potential crossover further down the road, as Buck has stated, the two shows are very much their own entities as of right now.
The first two episodes of Inhumans are now playing in IMAX theaters, with their broadcast debut to follow on Friday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
The drama 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.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return for its fifth season on ABC immediately following Inhumans' eight episode run.