At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con we got the chance to sit down and interview the cast and crew behind Inhumans. This is our interview with director of the first two episodes Roel Reine and IMAX CEO Greg Foster talking about the upcoming project from Marvel Television and IMAX.
When asked about the challenges of filming in IMAX Reine said, “What you can do with (IMAX) on a TV schedule.” He praised IMAX, speaking about how helpful the company was in the process of filming and designing cameras for him.
Reine also spoke of the additional challenges in creating shots that involved a lot of CGI. For blocking he worked with the art department to build, “a really big foam dog with all of Lockjaw’s features painted blue to help the special effects team and actors know his movement path and what he (and they) might bump into.”
Buck said that he’s seen footage for Inhumans, but that it’s not quite finished yet. He then spoke about the process of how the show went into production. “The deal was signed and announced on November 14th to have an IMAX theatrical release on September 1st when we didn’t have scripts until January is somewhat remarkable in and of itself.” He calls the show cinematic television also mentioning that no major movie is released on September 1st which gives the show an opportunity. Reine chimes in stating that in the first two episodes alone, there’s roughly 650 VFX shots and only four were complete at the time of the convention.
Premiering first in IMAX on September 1 and then on ABC on September 29, Inhumans stars Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Iwan Rheon as Maximus, Serinda Swan as Medusa, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Ken Leung as Karnak, Ellen Woglom as Louise, Sonya Balmores as Auran, and Mike Moh as Triton.