It’s safe to say that there has been a mixed reaction towards Marvel’s Inhumans. Many feel that the show looks cheap, and that the costumes don’t do the comic characters justice. Even initial reactions towards the pilot have not been the best, so it’s natural that the people who worked on the show would want to defend their work.
ABC President Channing Dungey at the Television Critics Association press tour said that the show is still very much a work in progress, and that a lot of things about the show still need to be worked out.
“A lot of the first stuff was a reaction to Medusa’s wig. Fans, as you know, feel very passionately and very strongly about that.” Dungey said. “We released some new footage at Comic-Con that I think has reversed some of that conversation. This is still a work in progress. We’re really down to the wire on some of the special effects.”
Adapting The Inhumans to television was never going to be an easy task, but it looks like the show needed a budget of a show like Game of Thrones in order to do it justice. These characters are fantastically larger than life, so a gritty real world adaptation isn’t necessary.
Producer Jeph Loeb also went on to defend the show even more, when asked if the show was going along as he hoped.
“I can tell you that it was written on the material that you were given that the show that you have seen is not the finished product,” Loeb said “If you’re asking me whether or not it was done, it’s not. So to be perfectly honest, I don’t understand your question.”
When working on a project, it’s understandable if you want to defend your work. When Black Bolt himself, Anson Mount, was asked about the show’s critical response, he joked by saying he’s feeling like the Sad Ben Affleck meme.
The release for Inhumans is not looking the best right now, and fans are wondering how this IMAX release is going to work out. This has never been done, where a show’s first episodes premiere on movie screens. The show has an interesting cast and maybe the show will get better as it goes along.