Marvel has revealed plans to launch an Inhumans comic series with writer Charles Soule and artist Steve McNiven.
Update: In the original story I mistakenly said Sony Pictures owned the rights to the X-Men film franchise. It is, in fact, Fox that owns those rights. My apologies the error and any resultant confusion.
Marvel has revealed plans today to launch a new Inhumans comic. The new book, dubbed Uncanny Inhumans, will begin in April and be headed up by writer Charles Soule and artist Steve McNiven.
Marvel fans will likely recognize them as being the same duo behind the publisher's recent Death of Wolverine event. Speaking about the new book, Soule affirmed that it wouldn't just be another iteration of the Inhuman series that he's has been writing since early 2014. While Uncanny Inhumans will have ties to that title, he stated that intends to keep it grounded in a "street-level approach" as opposed to the "royal-level story" of Inhuman.
"If Inhuman is the big, royal-level story focused on the various Inhuman factions and their struggle for control over the Inhuman 'nation,' then Uncanny Inhumans will take more of a street-level approach," he said, speaking to IGN. "It won't be quite so focused on New Attilan and the struggles related to it." Soule would go on to say that Uncanny's primary lead would be the character Black Bolt, and that the "inciting events" behind the story in Uncanny will take place in Inhuman issues 11 and 12. He also confirmed that the villain of the book's first story arc will be Kang the Conqueror.
One thing that Soule wouldn't directly address are rumors that Marvel is working to position the Inhumans more prominently in their universe so they can gradually phase out the X-Men. These rumors stem from Fox's continued refusal to relinquish the film rights to famous mutant team, a move that that's prevented Disney and Marvel from integrating the heroes into its wildly popular cinematic universe. These rumors probably aren't helped by Marvel calling Soule's new book "Uncanny," a title first pioneered by the Uncanny X-Men back in the 1960s.