A new TV trailer for Marvel's Inhumans has been released, revealing a whole lot of new footage from the upcoming series. The latest Marvel foray onto the small screen is set to premiere on ABC this week, although many fans have already seen a version of the first two episodes, which were released in IMAX earlier this month.
Unfortunately, the IMAX launch seemed to do more harm than good in terms of hyping up the new series, as the critical response was almost entirely negative. James Gunn, director of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, even said that he didn't think there was "much saving" the show, and fans are starting to wonder if this means that Inhumans will be cancelled after the first season. Still, a new TV trailer for the show attempts to recapture some excitement for the series, and is packed with new footage.
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The trailer, released by ABC, is titled 'Strike Back', and runs just over two minutes long. Set to the music of Imagine Dragons' "Believer," the trailer is comprised of almost entirely new footage that lays out the basic premise of Maximus's (Iwan Rheon) coup of Attilan, and the scattering of the Royal Family.
The trailer begins with some happier shots of Attilan: Crystal (Isabelle Cornish) and Lockjaw, and the Terrigenesis Ritual, before Maximus takes over by force. Each of the major characters' escape from Attilan (or failure to do so) is included, as they flee to Earth, being chased by Maximus's Inhumans. Some of the more shocking moments in the trailer include the shaving of Medusa's (Serinda Swan) head - as her power is her ability to control her long and super-strong locks. There is also a solid fight scene - and a great one-liner - from Karnak (Ken Leung), and some hints at what's to come now that Black Bolt (Anson Mount) is on Earth.
While so much of the trailer is new (and even shocking) for fans who missed the IMAX event, there will be no real surprises for those who watched the first two episodes in theaters. In addition, this may not be enough to tempt viewers in following the bad reviews - while the FX look significantly better on the small screen (and it's now clear that Medusa's hair will not be CGI for the majority of the show), the IMAX format did the show no favors in terms of making the effects look good.
However, this is definitely a solid trailer that lays out the premise and introduces the characters, and should certainly spark some interest among those who haven't read the reviews. We'll have to wait and see how the series does when it airs at the end of this week.
Inhumas premieres Friday, September 29th on ABC.