Marvel’s Inhumans hasn’t had an easy road thus far. It was originally supposed to be a theatrical movie, until Marvel was able to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which put the Royal Family on hold.
It was then announced that The Inhumans would be an ABC series but would premiere in IMAX before eventually airing on ABC. It’s also been said that the show was purposely produced quickly and cheaply – never a good sign.
Well, it was screened to critics who absolutely destroyed it (it boasts a 7% on Rotten Tomatoes) and fans haven’t been kind based on the trailers.
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was asked in a recent Facebook live video if there was anything he could do to save the show, to which he jokingly responded:
“It does not look like there is much saving left for the Inhumans.”
The show was rumored to already be before it had even aired, which was later denied by ABC.
As far as the backlash goes, the cast of the show responded by saying:
“We’re kind of just loosely based on the comics. I think maybe the source of some of the mixed reactions to the little that people have seen so far [is that] there are a lot of people that love the comics, they’ve been around for decades, and it remains to be seen how people will accept something that is its own iteration of something that’s already beloved.”
People could be being a bit too harsh on a show that isn’t even out yet – but it doesn’t look like it’ll end well.
Marvel’s Inhumans premieres on ABC September 29th.