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Joseph Greathouse
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Posted: 08 May 2017 at 7:24am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I read an interesting idea online regarding Black Bolt and the ability to communicate. Please keep in mind that my comic book Inhumans experience is largely in passing through a book here and there. The question was, "Why not have Black Bolt use American Sign Language?"

My initial thought was, "How would he learn it?" But I quickly went past that line of thinking. I landed on how English is a universal standard in sci fi with only the occasional story taking the time to produce a Babel Fish or Universal Translator to offer an explanation. So, is there some other reason why Black Bolt shouldn't be able to communicate via ASL in the upcoming TV show?
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Posted: 08 May 2017 at 8:48am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

And viewers could learn it while watching the show.
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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Anson Mount, who’s playing Black Bolt, mentioned that his character would be using a sign language to communicate, tho' he mostly stays silent. He added that it wouldn’t be ASL giving the reason that since Black Bolt is an alien, he wouldn’t know of it.

“I actually have to do more preparation when it comes to scenes in which I sign, and I can’t use American Sign Language,” Mount said. “Because he’s not from Earth, he wouldn’t know American Sign Language, so I’m making my own sign system.”

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Posted: 08 May 2017 at 10:34am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Missed opportunity. The show could've gotten a lot of good press.
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Posted: 08 May 2017 at 11:06am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

He was also responsible for Iron Fist on Netflix .. And the last few seasons of DEXTER.

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Good gosh, I didn't think my interest in this show could have gotten any lower but it's now in the negative range.  I wonder if I can tell my DVR to block it?
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Hi! I just returned from a parallel universe where Black Bolt is using ASL, and this thread is full of posts complaining about how stupid that is since he's an "alien".
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Just to be clear, I agree that Black Bolt using ASL is a missed opportunity. Guess we'll see how this "alien sign language" flies with audiences.

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Joe S. Walker
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Posted: 08 May 2017 at 7:16pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

If Black Bolt used ASL they might as well just have him talking. He's not supposed to be able to communicate that much.
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Posted: 08 May 2017 at 7:29pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

black bolt looks pretty good but I hope they don't forget the mask.
To make this work, I'm afraid it would cost more money than a typical Tv
show could put up.
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Let's remember, Marvel and IMAX have partnered up on this series, so the budget should be more than a typical TV series.

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Still not sure why a basic form fitting bodysuit isn't the basic foundation for these costumes....


Put the right body in them and fill out the rest with the kind of details that take it out of the 'cosplay' realm....


Instead the costumer designers seem to look for the best leather jacket and pants they can find....and go from there.



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David, Your Black Bolt looks awesome. 

I'll take a guess and figure much of the time, the reason they don't use form fitting bodysuits is the actors would then be required to be in perfect physical shape ALL the time. And not all actors have the physical framework to pull that off, even when in good shape.

Even in the movies, the actors pump up for the scenes that require them to be ripped, then take is easy during the rest of the shootings that don't require that. 

It's a full time job building your body to super-hero proportions.

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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 14 May 2017 at 8:38am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

How those TV bastards must hate Jack Kirby.

Fans: "Hey, in these comics, the Inhumans look great!"
Producers: "No they don't. You don't know what you're seeing. These are hack drawings. WE got it right."
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Following the IMAX premiere of the pilot episode, Marvel's Inhumans will air on Friday nights at 9.00PM.

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Posted: 17 May 2017 at 4:03am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

FRIDAY NIGHT?!?!?

Isn't that where NBC sent Star Trek to die?

Why not Monday nights after "Dancing with the Stars"? "Castle" did pretty well there, and while I can't say if this show will be near it regarding quality, it's got a hell of a lead-in audience sticking around. Maybe.
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