Wednesday, March 01, 2017

"The Inhumans" - Enter 'Medusa'

According to reports, actress Serinda Swan (aka DC Comics' 'Zatanna Zatara' in "Smallville") has been cast as Marvel Comics' 'Medusa', 'Queen of the Inhumans' and wife of 'Black Bolt' (Anson Mount), for Marvel TV's "The Inhumans" TV series debuting its first two episodes exclusively in IMAX theaters for a two-week window September 2017 before an ABC network run:

"'Medusa' debuted in Marvel Comics' "Fantastic Four" #36 (1965), created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, as belonging to the race of 'Inhumans', a species of prehistoric earthlings mutated by the 'Terrigen Mists' produced deep under the Inhuman city-state of 'Attilan',located in the oxygen-rich 'Blue Area' of the 'Moon'.

"'Crystal' (who later became the wife of 'Quicksilver' is Medusa's younger sister. Considered a member of Attilan's Royal Family, Medusa's parents chose to expose her to the Terrigen Mists when she was a child.

"During her adolescent years 'Medusa' would often visit her distant cousin 'Black Bolt' during his confinement, and she learned to communicate with him through body language. During the course of these visits, the two fell in love and became engaged. 

"She attended Black Bolt's release from his isolation cell at the age of eighteen, and witnessed the first confrontation between Black Bolt and his insane brother 'Maximus the Mad'. Maximus also claims to be in love with Medusa, and has made frequent attempts to usurp both the throne of Attilan as well as his brother's bride-to-be. It was in Maximus' first successful attempt to take the throne that Medusa was knocked off a sky-sled by the 'Trikon' and afflicted with amnesia. She then left Attilan, and wandered Europe as a thief..."

Medusa possesses a thick head of red hair; thanks to her exposure to the mutagenic Terrigen Mist, with every strand of her hair empowered with greater tensile strength and elasticity.

She also possesses psychokinetic ability to animate her hair for a number of feats, including elongating it to twice its normal length as well as using her hair to lift and move heavy weights (up to 1.6 tons).

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