AceShowbiz - "Marvel's Inhumans" fails to impress fans during its IMAX screening, receiving largely negative reviews. Further putting the ABC series in a bad position, James Gunn says in a recent interview that "Marvel's Inhumans" is beyond saving.
During one of his regular Facebook Q&As, the "Guardians of the Galaxy" filmmaker is asked about the series, which follows the story of Royal Family of Inhumans. A fan asks whether there is a chance of him swooping in to save "Marvel's Inhumans", and Gunn jokingly responds, "It does not look like there is much saving left for the 'Inhumans'." Burn!
"Marvel's Inhumans" currently has a 7|percent| score on Rotten Tomatoes with an average rating of 4.11/10. It marks the lowest average score that's been received by a Marvel Cinematic Universe TV series yet, even passing the critically-panned first season of Netflix's "Marvel's Iron Fist".
Previous report suggested that "Marvel's Inhumans" might be canceled even before it airs on TV. Renew Cancel TV pointed out that ABC promoted the 8-episode show as "the complete series" instead of calling it the first season of the show.
The bad reviews seemingly stemmed from the lackluster depiction of Medusa's hair which fans criticized ever since the first trailer was released. Back then, Marvel's head of television Jeph Loeb argued that the special effects were unfinished. Meanwhile, director Roel Reine put the blame on the low budget and tight schedule.
"It was not a feature film, it was a TV episode, but they still wanted to have the scope," Reine said in an interview. "The schedule was super-tight. I had TV schedule time to shoot it with IMAX cameras, 20 days to shoot two episodes. It's nerve-wracking but I come from a low-budget film world, so 20 days for me is luxury."
"Marvel's Inhumans" chronicles "a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers, [which] were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Since that time, they have grown in prominence and become some of the most popular and iconic characters in the Marvel Universe. 'Marvel's Inhumans' will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family."
Anson Mount stars as Black Bolt, the silent King of the Inhumans, Serinda Swan stars as Queen Medusa, Iwan Rheon stars as Maximus, Isabelle Cornish stars as Crystal and Sonya Balmores stars as Auran. The cast also includes Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Ken Leung as Karnak, Mike Moh as Triton, Henry Ian Cusick as Dr. Evan Declan, and Ellen Woglom in an undisclosed role. Lockjaw the giant dog will also be featured on the series.
The series will premiere its first two episodes on Friday, September 29 at 8 P.M. on ABC, before later airing on Friday at 9 P.M. slot.