We have our first look at Attilan, the ancestral home of the Inhumans. The city has a very interesting history having first been built 7,000 years ago under the rule of King Myan as a place for his people to get away from human interference. The site chosen was in the north Atlantic Ocean, 200 miles south-west of Iceland. The city took decades to build and was named Attilan after Atlantis… not it wasn’t Atlantis. It stayed there for millenia, but under King Black Bolt, humans discovered it in the mid-twentieth century and the entire city was relocated to an isolated area of the Himalayas. But this move was not remote enough as once again the humans would discover them and Black Bolt again moved the entire city… this time taking it to the Blue Area of the Moon. This is where it sits now… at least in the comics.
The image below is for Marvel’s Inhuman television series coming to ABC this fall. We can see that Attilan is a good sized city, but it appears to be on top of a floating landmass similar to the floating city of Dalaran in World of Warcraft. It’s also surrounded by clouds, meaning an atmosphere… so it’s a pretty safe assumption that this is not on the Moon. More likely it’s somewhere on Earth high up where there are always clouds… I don’t know of that kind of place, but I’m extrapolating from the picture below.
The series synopsis doesn’t make it sound like we’ll see Attilan much anyway: After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where their surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them may prove to not only save them, but Earth itself.
Inhumans stars Anson Mount, Serinda Swan, Isabelle Cornish, Iwan Rheon, Sonya Balmores, Mike Moh, Erne Ikwuakor, and Ken Leong. The first two episodes will premiere in IMAX theaters on September 1st and then debut on ABC September 22nd.