Marvel’s Inhumans, the X-Men replacement that nobody really seemed to want, are headed to television. The freaky superhero franchise — which at one point was slotted to be the focus of a feature film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Three, will instead air on ABC next fall, the studio announced on Monday.

The fate of the Inhumans, a group of superpowered characters with a complex backstory, has been an ongoing saga in the MCU. In 2014 the studio announced that Inhumans was set for a 2019 release, but it was pushed back in April of this year, and in November Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said he didn’t know when Inhumans would happen, but that he thought “it’s happening on television.”

Feige was dead-on. However, Marvel’s ‘The Inhumans’ will still make it to theaters, technically. In the Monday night announcement, Marvel revealed that the show will premiere its first two episodes in IMAX for two weeks in early September of 2017 before the show airs on ABC.

The Inhumans were downgraded from major motion picture to network TV show.
The Inhumans were downgraded from major motion picture to network TV show.

President of the Disney/ABC Television Group, Ben Sherwood, called the team-up with IMAX an “unprecedented alliance,” saying that it represented “a bold, innovative approach to launching great TV content for a worldwide audience.”

Sure, I guess. Let’s just hope that the budget on Marvel’s ‘The Inhumans’ is big enough to make the show look good on such a big screen. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, which already features Inhumans in its plot, can be a little shaky on the special effects front.

No further details about the show, including casting news or plot details, have been revealed just yet.

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