Stephen King’s beloved The Dark Tower series is set to hit this summer and I can say fans and moviegoers are in for a treat, The Dark Tower was eight book series that follow the tale of a Gunslinger (Roland Deschain) and his quest to reach the Dark Tower, what makes this story so interesting is that Stephen King incorporates a lot of this tell throughout many of his novels through one specific character and that’s The Man in Black.
Whether it be minor or major The Man in Black has been a part of Stephen Kings book universe, if you follow Stephen king’s novels you’ll always get hints of a mysterious figure behind most of the evil in has universe, in fact fans got taste of The Man in Black in two moves, The Stand, and Storm of the Century while its up for debate whether or not he’s the main antagonist in the storm of the century, you can’t deny the similarities and King himself never deny such, to avoid revealing too much I’ll leave at that and recommend you go and read the books yourself trust me you will enjoy it.
It’s been a long time coming for the series, fans can now see a film interpretation of Stephen King’s most classic novels. Filming started April 2016 in South Africa and New York, Weed Road Pictures will be the production company behind the film, Idris Elba will play Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey as Walter Padick aka The Man in Black, no true synopsis has been release as of yet but with a July 28, 2017 release date you can expect synopsis and a trailer to drop in the upcoming months.
2017 is starting to look extremely promising for Marvel and with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Spider-Man Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok all coming in 2017 Marvel is setting up for another dominate run this year as well. Now that they have the cinematic Universe well establish Marvel looks to focus on its new TV franchises in 2017.
In November 2016 Marvel announced the Inhumans Television series, which is going to be produced by ABC Studios, the series is going to focus on Black Bolt and the Royal Family, Marvel originally intended to make a movie franchise but that was scratch, months later we get news of the TV series instead, Ben Sherwood, president of Disney–ABC Television Group has stated that they have been working closely with Marvel’s movie calendar to make sure the show wouldn’t interfere with upcoming and future movie releases.
Jump forward to the present and we now have the series’ first cast member, Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon known for his recent role as the villain Ramsay Bolton will be playing Maximus, the brother of Black Bolt the inhuman king, Maximus has mind controlling abilities along with a genius-level intellect, he wants to be King of Attilan (The Hidden Land), he’s similar to Loki in that respect, and like Loki he feels he should be Attilan’s true king.
Marvel’s Inhumans is set to drop its first two episodes in IMAX sometime in September of 2017, with such a close release date you can be certain that more casting news will be announced in the upcoming months, If you ‘re lucky enough to get tickets for Wondercon 2017 or SDCC 17, Marvel is sure to drop some news about this and many more in franchises in the works