The battle between the Inhumans and the X-Men is beginning to heat up.
By now everyone knows that the Inhumans have been pushed heavily over the past few years as a direct response to Fox’s continued control of the X-Men movie franchise. These pseudo-mutants have appeared in a lot more comics of late, as well as playing a big part in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television show.
Soon they’ll be getting their own eight episode miniseries with ABC, which will also be shown in IMAX, because Ike Perlmutter has vastly overestimated the average television size of audiences who aren’t so rich they can afford to be friends with Donald Trump.
Meanwhile, Fox isn’t going to take this intellectual property war lying down. If Marvel’s expanding their X-Men knockoffs to a new role on the small screen, then two can play at that game.
Okay, so maybe Marvel Studios is responsible, at least in part, for both shows. But this is still a deadly game of chess between two sides of the Marvel media empire, as the X-Men and the Inhumans get ready to battle it out for superior ratings.
As if to highlight just how close of a match this is, both shows have signed new female actors on the same day.
Inhumans has gained Graceland’s Serinda Swan, who’ll be playing one of the most iconic Inhumans: Queen Medusa.
Aside from being the mouthpiece of the leadership within the Inhuman colony on the moon, Medusa also has one of the grossest yet strangely relatable superpowers within the Marvel comics universe—she can strangle people with her long hair.
We’ve all been there.
Meanwhile, over at Matt Nix’s X-Men show, there’s casting news as well. Natalie Alyn Lind will play Lauren, who’s described by Variety as “smart, pretty, popular, organized and already ahead on her college applications, she is the model of a perfect kid”.
Sounds like we should hate her.
I kind of already do. I can’t believe she’s already started on her college applications! What an overachiever.
So which show will win out in this contest?
The better question is, who cares? As long as they’re both enjoyable, well written, and entertaining, everybody wins.
I’m putting my bets on the X-Men show, though. The Inhumans are dumb.