If you watched the first trailer for Marvel's Inhumans TV show and were like, "What the hell was that?", good news! The director of the show didn't care for it much either.
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Talking to Metro, director Roel Reine shares his thoughts, along with some interesting production tidbits:
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 hair wasn't even done? That explains it. They just needed more time to really figure out their style. I'm sure in the final version the aesthetic will really shine. Good, that's a relief, then. Because those trailers have been awful. The special effects were all over the place and —
"I was really happy with that second trailer," he added.
Oh. OK then.
"I'm very happy we kind of changed it around," Roel sad. "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."
Oh. Well, then. I mean, the second trailer wasn't terrible, was it? Medusa's hair just looked silly as opposed to atrocious, and, alright, there is that space probe on a green screen lunar background that kind of makes me believe the Moon landing was faked. And the teleportation effect looks kind of like a George Lucas scene transition. OK, it wasn't a very good trailer, either.
That's fine. The TV show, built out of the idea for a scrapped Marvel Cinematic Universe film, could still be good, even if the visual design is giving me some late-season Smallville vibes. We'll find out when it premieres on IMAX screens September 1, followed by its US network premiere on ABC America September 29. An Australian broadcast has not yet been announced.