( CNN) Marvel’s potent track record in movies is no secret, but up to now, the studio has largely evaded developing conventional superhero appearances for video. “Agents of SHIELD” was merely peripherally connected to the Avengers franchise, while the studio’s “street level” dramas for Netflix — including the upcoming “The Defenders” — feature a gritty, roughly film-noir style.
The consequences for Marvel and ABC glance significant. With the former bringing names like “Captain Marvel” and “Black Panther” to the movies, how “Inhumans” does is very likely to impact whether more second-tier costumed attributes are liable to be steered to Tv, and ABC in particular.
Until now, ABC has been astonishingly sluggish to cash in on Marvel assets, despite their shared parenthood as sections of the Walt Disney Co. Attempts to expand on “SHIELD” have fizzled, as “Agent Carter” was canceled and a aviator featuring spun-off characters wasn’t picked up as a series.