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Inhumans hasn’t been cancelled (yet), but even James Gunn thinks the writing is on the wall

Inhumans has been dealt the short straw when it comes to fan backlash – whether it deserves it or not is up for debate – but surely things haven’t gotten so bad that Marvel has decided to take it behind the shed and put it out of its misery already, right? Short answer: no, long answer: no, but James Gunn is having fun with it anyway.

Rumours were abound (opens in new tab) that Inhumans was dead in the water thanks to some pesky poster copy (which you can see below) highlighting the show’s movie premiere on  September 29 on ABC as ‘The Complete Series.’ Naturally, people jumped to conclusions but, as of right now, Inhumans is still standing and its 8-episode run is still planning to air in full on ABC in the US and Sky1 in the UK.

As for its future: well, that’s a little more murky. The first reactions weren’t great (opens in new tab) and, heck, even Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn took a question in a recent Facebook Q&A which, while a little ambiguous, sure can be read like a dig at Marvel’s latest TV property.

When asked if Gunn could save the Inhumans (at the 3-minute mark if you want to judge for yourself), the director presented a short and not-so-sweet reply, “It does not look like there is much saving left for The Inhumans.”

Ouch. When Marvel’s golden boy is piling on, you sure know you’ve gone and screwed up. At least he didn’t laugh like the crowd at SDCC did. (opens in new tab)

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