Set Images Show First Look at Black Bolt and Lockjaw on Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’
Right on the heels of Marvel confirming the full cast, Inhumans is currently shooting in Hawaii, and fans now have a first look at Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels, Non-Stop, In Her Shoes) suited up in his Black Bolt costume, as well as Lockjaw.
"Inhumans" filming in downtown Honolulu today. Roel Reine, Lockjaw & mystery man in black on set. Seems to take place on Oahu. Thx B 4 pics. pic.twitter.com/RZyf0bMGVw
— Reel News Hawaii (@reelnewshawaii) March 6, 2017
The eight-episode ABC show Inhumans will tell a new, never-before-seen story of the royal family. This will include the King of the Inhumans, Black Bolt – a king who must remain entirely silent as even a whisper from him could destroy an entire city.
Photos have now been released via the Reel News Hawaii Twitter account, showing Mount on set in his Black Bolt costume. At the moment, it appears he is unmasked, unlike the costume in the comics – this may be that he doesn’t need to hide his face from other Inhumans, being their King, but we won’t know the reason until the series debut. The costume does still have Black Bolt’s signature zig-zag design, however these are much more subtle and come in a raised black material on his jacket.
It’s certainly not the skin-tight costume fans of the comic will be used to, however, it does look like a more modern outfit that wouldn’t be too out of place should he be aiming for subtlety. This could also be one of many outfits and uniforms Black Bolt may wear in the series.
Less subtle, however, is the giant dog that appears to be accompanying him – currently just a large blue model, this will become a CGI creation to represent Lockjaw – the 2,000 lb. teleporting dog. The absolutely massive model gives fans a good representation of his size and appearance, so it’s very certain he’ll be an exact replica from the pages of the comics.
Airing this fall with eight episodes planned, as well as a two-part IMAX special preview, Inhumans hasn’t had much else of it’s plot given to fans, as per Marvel’s usual secrecy. Inhumans have been mentioned and featured before in the Marvel universe, debuting in the ABC show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. , starring Clark Gregg (Thor, Choke, The New Adventures of Old Christine) as Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen (Mulan, ER, The Darkness) as Melinda May and Chloe Bennet (Nostradamus, Intercept, Nashville) as the Inhuman Daisy, who is also known by the alias Quake. However, there’s no confirmation that the two shows will cross paths – back when Inhumans was due to be a movie rather than a series, Clark Gregg did hope that some of the Inhumans from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. could cross over. In an interview with Digital Spy, he said:
“The Inhumans movie I suspect will be its own cinematic version. That writer and director will have free reign to do what they want to do with the Inhumans. But hopefully there’ll be some way that our Inhumans connect to that. It’d be too bad if that was wasted.”
However, now that it’s going to be a series rather than a movie, no one knows for sure if they’ll ever meet apart from the people working on it – and Marvel sure won’t tell before they consider it the right time.