Marvel Studios is reportedly in early development on The Illuminati, based on the comic from Brian Michael Bendis and Steve McNiven, Our friends over at The Illuminedi have learned.
The site obtained a cast listing for the project which doesn’t have much details on it; however, Marvel Studios Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige is listed as a producer on the project, as he is with all Marvel Studios projects. It is also unclear if this will be set for a theatrical release or as a series for Disney+.
The original lineup consisted of some pretty power heroes from Marvel, which include:
• Iron Man
• Mister Fantastic
• Black Bolt
• Professor X
• Doctor Strange
These six men worked together in secret for an unspecified amount of time to mold and shape the status of the superhuman world and the world around it. Each member of Marvel’s Illuminati was tasked with guarding one of the six Infinity Stones. There was even a time when they all invited T’Challa to come on board as a way to represent Wakanda, but he declined. T’Challa could sense that a major disagreement from within the group could be catastrophic for the world, so he decided not to join the secret society. As it turns out, T’Challa wasn’t exactly wrong with his feelings, as the group tended to do more bad than good, even fighting amongst one another down the road.
Other characters who have been on The Illuminati roster included Captain America, Black Panther, Beast, and even members of the Eternals, amongst many others.
We know that Marvel Studios plans to bring in the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Namor, and even reintroduce the Inhumans at some point, whether it’s in their own films and/or series, or in other projects, also Captain America and Iron Man are both done in the Marvel Cinematic Univese. So the studio will have to tell it’s own version of the Illuminati that differs from the comic run, which they do for a lot of their films, so time will only tell what the studio actually does.