The first two episodes of the new ABC superhero series “Marvel’s Inhumans” will begin a two-week run in IMAX theaters Friday, the first time a television series has been shown in IMAX theaters before its broadcast premiere, according to ABC.

The version of “Marvel’s Inhumans” to be shown in theaters will run for 75 minutes and include footage shot with IMAX cameras “that are simply extraordinary and should be seen on that screen,” executive producer Jeph Loeb said last month during ABC’s portion of the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour.

When the first two episodes air on ABC Sept. 29 they will have a total running time of 84 minutes and include scenes not shown in theaters, Loeb said.

“Marvel’s Inhumans” is based on the comic book series by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby about the Royal Family of Inhumans who barely escape to Hawaii after a military coup. It stars Anson Mount as Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding king of the race of superhumans with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city.

“When we first sat down and started talking about the role, we said, very point-blank, `You have no dialogue. Like, and you will never have dialogue. It’s not as though there’s a point where there’s going to be a secret operation,”‘ Loeb said.

“You’re going to have to find a way to communicate with your hands and your eyes and another way.”

Having Black Bolt communicate by American Sign Language was not an option because the Inhumans are not from Earth, Mount said. The producers hired what Mount described as a signing consultant.

Mount said he took the underlying rules of” American Sign Language “that make it efficient, and then I applied my own signs,” then started a Google document “to keep the signs consistent.”

“It’s up to about 50 pages now,” Mount said in early August.

To Loeb “Marvel’s Inhumans” “is really a story about two brothers,” Black Bolt and Maximus (Iwan Rheon) “and the woman who is actually caught in between them,” Medusa (Serinda Swan), the queen.

–City News Service

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