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Jasmine: I’m watching the new agents of shields and honestly, I have to say it, I think Marvel should have scrapped Inhumans from MCU, it’s a super SUPER niched part of marvel you’re probably not gonna know unless you read the comics and if you watch the film without watching shields nothing is going to make sense.

I’m really torn….I don’t know what I think.

Jesse: I think the movie is going to have little do with S.H.I.E.L.D. – The Inhuman comics focus on a “Royal Family” consisting of heroes/villains/dog Black Bolt, Medusa, Crystal, Gorgon, Triton, Maximus and Lockjaw. None of these have appeared in the show, and probably won’t – as is likely the other way around. Have faith in the MCU!

I personally think Inhumans were a brilliant addition. Marvel Studios, of course, don’t have rights to the X-Men, X-Force, X-Factor, New Mutants, Alpha Flight, Brotherhood – they can’t even legally say “mutant” or “X-Gene”, and had to explain mutants Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in no more detail than “powered individuals”.

With the introduction of Inhumans, it reintroduces the Marvel concept that literally anyone can become a superhero. They don’t need to spend a movie establishing a believable backstory on how they acquired powers – they had the correct genetic makeup and got exposed to Terrigen mist. It’s just like the X gene. You can have clairvoyance, superstrength, self-duplication, shockwaves, melting, life sapping, emotional vampirism, teleportation and electricity powers without wondering “Um…how can that guy do that? Is he a science experiment? Alien? Radioactivity?” Every time. That’s what the comics had and what the movies need!

They even can explore X-Men themes like the homosexuality allegory and the global McCarthyist panic of “Are these people among us?”, which they touched upon in the first episode, which is a great way to remain relevant.I also think Inhumans are a great way to do this, even if they had the legal rights to X-Men, BECAUSE it’s a niche audience – everyone and their mother has an idea on how to handle an X-Men movie. Isn’t it nice to see a superhero movie with no pre-conceived notions or expectations? Hell, no one in the general public cared about Iron Man or Guardians of the Galaxy before their respective movies!

In summary, I respectfully disagree.

What do you think?

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