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Inhumans Director Responds To Backlash Over The Show's Trailer

Didn't like the trailer for Marvel's Inhumans? You're not alone. The show's director Roel Reine said he also had "mixed" feelings about the trailer, which he said he thought was released "a little bit too early."

The first Inhumans trailer hit the Internet at the end of June, and it immediately divided fans. The trailer, which mostly focused on the villainous plot of Maximus (Iwan Rheon) to bring the Inhumans to earth against the wishes of their king (and his brother) Black Bolt (Anson Mount), has over eight million views on YouTube, but the reactions show that not everyone agreed if it was awesome or awkward. The video has over 70,000 likes, compared to nearly 40,000 dislikes.

"I felt like it didn't give you the scope, it didn't give you a lot of secrets or visual effects," Reine, who directed the first two episodes of the series, told Metro of his thoughts on the trailer. "I felt like 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." 

Reine added that, as a director, he doesn't get involved much in the marketing, so he couldn't stop the trailer from going out before he thought it was ready. His comments, though, should be reassuring to a lot of fans, with many criticizing the trailer for looking cheap. If special effects for the project truly weren't completed when it was released, there could still be a lot of work to be done to get it up to snuff.

The second trailer, released at San Diego Comic-Con, got a much better response, earning 1.8 million views and over 27,000 likes compared to 4,000 dislikes. Reine was also a fan of that trailer, saying that he was "happy" with the way they changed around perception. "The second trailer really got all the fans back on track and they really like it now and they really want to see it," he said. "I was really happy with that second trailer."

Serinda Swan, Isabelle Cornish, Eme Ikwuakor, Ken Leung, Mike Moh, Sonya Balmores, Ellen Woglom, and Henry Ian Cusick also star in Inhumans, which will premiere its first two episodes for two weeks in IMAX theaters starting on Sept. 1. The show will move over to the small screen on Sept. 29, airing at 9 p.m. on Friday nights for the remainder of its eight-episode run. While we wait for the show to premiere, see why the finished product will be better than you think