When people hear the name, Marvel, what they do not typically tend to think of is failure. After all, Marvel Studios has produced sixteen films, none of which have been given a rotten score on Rotten Tomatoes and all of which have been financial boons, to varying extents. Even on the television side of things, Marvel is clicking on (almost all cylinders) with the only major misstep believed to be Netflix’s Iron Fist, though the other Marvel shows on Netflix, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage all received rave reviews. Now, though, it seems Marvel has produced its biggest flop to date: Inhumans.
One announced to be the final film in Marvel’s phase three lead-up to their tentpole film, Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2, Inhumans was eventually quietly taken off the schedule before being retooled as an eight-episode television series that would air on ABC, with the first two episodes being presented to fans with the option of watching them in glorious IMAX theaters. Now, however, these episodes are being considered by critics as some of the worst television, not just from Marvel, but of the entire fall TV season. This one is a big oops from Marvel that they will certainly try to remedy as quickly as possible.
With a company as back as Marvel Studios, though, they are already looking towards the future for new projects that will hopefully put the sour taste that Inhumans will likely leave in the mouths of many Marvel fans in the rear view mirror. Thor: Ragnarok is the company’s next film and it is generating a lot of buzz on social media. In the realm of television, The Punisher will be arriving on Netflix in November and the track record for Marvel Netflix shows is much more promising for this program.