/vin-diesel-hints-at-role-in-marvels-inhumans-is-he-black-bolt/On Saturday, Vin Diesel dropped a major hint on his Facebook page that he may be playing Black Bolt in Marvel's live-action adaptation of the comic book The Inhumans. Today, Collider is reporting that the movie is on the verge of moving forward with writer Joe Robert Cole, best known for indie thriller Amber Lake.
According to the site, the writer has already finished his draft of the screenplay. It has always been Marvel's intention of setting up a wider universe, which they accomplished with the sci-fi adventure Guardians of the Galaxy. An The Inhumans movie will further expand what this August blockbuster hit has set up in terms of bringing in otherworldly Marvel characters, and a 'The Inhumans meets Guardians of the Galaxy' crossover is not out of the question, and has always been the plan.
Marvel Studios and especially Kevin Feige began teasing the idea of an The Inhumans movie around 2011. The idea has lain rather dormant since that time, except for a full-length animated The Inhumans movie that was released in April of 2013.
Collider claims that Marvel is extremely happy with Joe Robert Cole's completed screenplay and the story it contains. They plan to take it out to various different filmmakers soon as they try to lock in a director. The process will be handled the same way Guardians of the Galaxy was. Credited writer Nicole Perlman wrote the first draft of that script coming out of Marvel's writing program. It was then given to director James Gunn, who rewrote the movie tailored to his needs.
Joe Robert Cole also came out of Marvel's writing program. The next question the studio is set to ask is: Who should be the director?
The story of The Inhumans revolves around an alien race of superhuman beings created by the Kree. When the Kree abandoned them, The Inhumans went onto form their own society, and the characters include king Black Bolt and his family Medusa, Karnak, Gorgon, Triton, Crystal, Maximus the Mad, and the canine Lockjaw.
Sources close to Marvel claim the film will be used to set up an expanding multi-film cosmic universe. If this is all true, we can expect Marvel to announce The Inhumans as one of its mystery titles sooner than later. As of now, Marvel and Disney have not confirmed any of this.
Who do you want to see direct a live-action adaptation of The Inhumans?