Poor Inhumans. While most Marvel TV shows are showered with praise from fans and critics alike, the upcoming ABC series could be about to join Iron Fist as one of the studio’s rare misfires. From the footage we’ve seen so far, many have lambasted the show for bungling the long-awaiting live-action debut of a bunch of beloved characters who’ve entertained comic book readers for decades.
This is an area of the criticism that one member of the Inhumans cast thinks fans should ease up on. Ken Leung – who plays Karnak in the series – has admitted that the show is “just loosely based” on the comics, and hopes that viewers will be able to come to terms with this and accept it as its “own iteration” of the same stories and characters.
“We are kind of just loosely based on the comics. The source of some of the mixed reactions to the little that people have seen so far. That a lot of people love the comics, they have been around for decades and it remains to be seen how people will accept something that is its own iteration.”
Anson Mount was also asked for his thoughts on the wavering reception to the project so far. The man behind the Inhuman king Black Bolt pointed to misleading stories in the media for suggesting there were more issues than there actually are.
“I think that the quote-on-quote awkwardness at the TCA [Television Critics Association] was blown out of proportions. There was all this news that we ended the Q&A early, but we did not. It was actually scheduled to end at that time. I think people should just see the thing.”
Sonya Balmores, who plays Auran, also touched on the show’s similarities to Game of Thrones, something drawn attention to by Iwan Rheon’s presence as Maximus. She assured fans, however, that Inhumans will be “unique.”
One way or another, with the big premiere set to take place in IMAX theaters on September 1st, Marvel fans will soon get to see if Inhumans is going to sink or swim.
Source: Associated Press