Does 'Inhumans' look like another flop for Marvel? | The Tylt
Marvel fans recently got their first look at the upcoming "Inhumans" series airing on ABC this fall—and let's just say the reactions aren't too good. No trailer has dropped, and all we have is a bad set photo. Skeptics argue the series looks like it has no budget, with actors in bad cosplay. And Marvel fans are still trying to shake off the stank of "Iron Fist". But true believers are optimistic the storyline and special effects will bring the series together. Marvel has had good luck on the small screen. What do you think? 📺
Does 'Inhumans' look like another flop for Marvel?
Although no footage is shown, the teaser has fans excited about the upcoming series. Here's the synopsis of "Inhumans," per IMDB:
An isolated community of superhumans fight to protect themselves.
"Inhumans" was supposed to be a motion picture within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since the MCU is jam-packed with films, "Inhumans" was switched to a TV series. But the first two episodes will be released in IMAX theaters on Sept. 1. The series' eight episode run will debut on ABC on Sept. 26.
While some say "Inhumans" is doomed, others don't think Marvel will flop that easily. Only time will tell if the series will be any good. Fans are hopeful.
Entertainment Weekly gave fans their first look "Inhumans." Scott Buck (the producer of the much maligned "Iron Fist") is the showrunner. He told EW about the excitement of bringing the Marvel's royal family to life.
Actually, it was an exciting proposition. I had just finished Iron Fist and was looking for a little time off. Then, Jeph Loeb called me and pitched the idea of the Inhumans, the idea of doing a show basically about this family. We discussed each one of the characters, who they are, their personalities, their journeys. I always approach these things through the characters — what’s the story we can tell about Black Bolt, about Medusa and each one of these members of the Royal Family? It may have been daunting, but I think I was, more than anything, just excited about jumping in.
But critics are really pissed about the failure to actually bring the characters to life—especially Medusa. Gizmodo's Charles Pulliam-Moore writes:
While I’m sure that Serinda Swan’s a talented actress, this wig they’ve plopped on her head is a disgrace to the Inhuman royal blood. It’s dead straight, got barely any volume to it, and doesn’t seem at all like the kind of hair that might strangle you to death.
Obviously, if Inhumans planned to give Medusa even a modicum of the kind of powers her hair has in the comics, it would require a a fair amount of CGI. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, though, Inhumans show runner Scott Buck emphasized that the show wasn’t planning on spending all that much money to bring the Inhumans’ powers to life. Even more worrying, Buck’s admitted that the Inhumans team has had trouble animating Medusa’s hair.
Uproxx's Donna Dickens agrees with Charles. She writes the series doesn't look promising:
The world of the Royal Inhumans is larger-than-life. They have godlike powers and inhabit a floating city-state that travels the galaxy. They’re tailor-made for a bombastic $200 million action franchise, not whatever this slapdash-looking attempt is. Is it too late for a mulligan?
Skeptics realize it's too early to know for sure, but the series isn't off to a good start. So, some are predicting a Marvel flop.
Supporters are ready for Marvel and ABC to prove the haters wrong. There's still a strong chance that "Inhumans" will be another hit for Marvel.