Ding, dong, “Inhumans” is dead. The show has officially, finally, been cancelled – albeit as quietly as Marvel can manage.
This isn’t a surprise to anyone that had been paying even the slightest attention to Marvel’s biggest, most public failure in the history of its cinematic universe.
“Inhumans” was never a good idea, even back when it was going to be a big-budget action movie starring Vin Diesel.
If your film premise is “They’re X-Men, but they live on the moon”, then you probably haven’t entirely understood the “X-Men” movies. Or, you don’t know what the moon is.
Things only got more ridiculous when the property got downgraded to the small screen, but inexplicably kept its planned IMAX screenings. These were ultimately scrapped after a couple of weeks because nobody actually wanted to see a concrete building in IMAX.
Bad costumes, bad special effects, terrible writing, the use of Rag’n’Bone Man music in the trailer; the list of crimes goes on. It’s not even remotely surprising to learn that Marvel has now (finally) put “Inhumans” out of its misery by quietly cancelling the show, ditching plans for any form of renewal at ABC.
Commiserations, “Inhumans”. If “Agent Carter” can’t get a third season, you definitely don’t deserve a second try.
Despite the fact that “Inhumans” was already dead a long time ago, some fans are not taking this lying down.
There is a petition circulating online that would see the show renewed for another batch of episodes. There may not be many “Inhumans” fans, but some are convinced that a petition is the solution to fix the show’s problems.
It’s strange that movie and TV fans seem so adamant, after all this time, that petitions will actually do something.
On a very rare occasion, something like “Sense8” gets resurrected due to fan outcry, but this is one case out of hundreds. For the most part, movie studios and television networks completely ignore fan petitions.
Heck, some people even suspect that petitions are the opposite of helpful; that if studios see that a certain person is the big fan favorite for a role, they’ll deliberately steer in another direction.
The logic behind why a studio might do this is suspect, but it’s hard to argue with the facts: petitions almost never work.
Perhaps the most fun thing about the “Inhumans” debacle is that it made Marvel look weak, if only for a second.
We’ve seen the studio bleed now. We know that they can make mistakes, and that things don’t always go their way.
Marvel is only human, after all.
Only human, after all.
Don’t put the blame on them.