ABC held off for a long time showing anything, and when the first trailer for “Marvel’s Inhumans” went online the backlash was immediate. It was, admittedly, an early teaser with little to no effects work and it made the high-profile show look rough… very rough.
In an interview with Metro, the pilot episode’s director Roel Reine has surprisingly revealed his dislike of the trailer and how he too was let down by the network’s push to have something out – even if it was unfinished:
“I was mixed about the first trailer as well. I felt like it didn’t give you the scope, it didn’t give you a lot of secrets or visual effects. I felt it was a little bit too early because the visual effects were not ready – Medusa’s hair was not ready. So I was really nervous about it and would think the fans would not really like it. The trailer was made by other people, so I was really nervous about it when I saw it. So I was like, ‘oh guys maybe we should hold off’, but it was too late because it was already in the open.”
The director did go on to say he was more pleased with the second trailer which was released the other week: “The second trailer really got all the fans back on track and they really like it now and they really want to see it. I was really happy with that second trailer.”
“Marvel’s Inhumans” premieres in IMAX on September 1st ahead of its broadcast premiere on ABC on September 29th.