It’s been one week since Inhumans premiered on international IMAX screens and the buzz for it – positive and negative – continues to persist. And this new report from the insiders at Variety about the Scott Buck-led show leans towards the negative side of the buzz. In their report about the IMAX premiere’s Labor Day box office numbers, sources connected to ABC reached out to Variety saying that the network and Marvel clashed over the quality of the episodes of Inhumans, in particular the visual effects and scripts of the show.
This report isn’t surprising given the flack and criticism the show has been getting all around. Some of the folks on our team liked the IMAX premiere more than others but the general consensus of MCUEx for the show has been less than warm. With a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the more surprising thing about this Marvel and ABC debacle is why they didn’t allot more time to develop the product once these issues started surfacing. More than Scott Buck taking the reins of the show, it seems that the show’s downfall came when they decided to force themselves in such a small production window, instead of giving the time needed to properly deliver a palatable product. It’s been long speculated that Iron Fist was rushed just the same to fill a release quota. If true, the folks at Marvel and ABC should have learned from that. In the Variety report, veteran media analyst Brad Adgate shared his thoughts on the results of the IMAX and Marvel deal, saying that future networks keen to collaborate in a similar deal with IMAX may be turned off by the aftermath of Inhumans.
With all that being said, there is something strangely interesting with what the rest of the season has in store for viewers. Call it morbid curiosity but most of the MCUEx staffers who disliked the IMAX premiere will still be tuning in when the show premieres on the 29th.
Source: Variety[amazon_link asins=’B073VCGLFR’ template=’ProductAd’ store=’mcurhiannon-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’08a4378c-9425-11e7-944f-f10ad51da0a8′]