Remember Marvel’s mooted Inhumans movie? You’d be forgiven had it slipped your mind, considering the lack of mention there’s been about it (save for it being pushed back from 2018 to 2019). Now, it seems that its path to the big screen has been made even longer, with Marvel officially confirming that it has been pulled from the release schedule.
Are we surprise? In truth, not at all. Talk has been non-existent about the film for a while now, with original screenwriter Joe Robert Cole leaving the production a while back. Moreover, since then we’ve had the success of Ant-Man leading to sequel Ant-Man And The Wasp, and Marvel Studios’ deal with Sony leading to the scheduling of Spider-Man: Homecoming. There’s also the small matter of Agents Of SHIELD making the Inhumans a vital component of the show (even though none of the classic characters from the stories have been used). In an interview with Collider, Marvel president Kevin Feige appeared to confirm as much:
Since we made our initial phase three announcement, we added Spider-Man, which was a big joyous coup for us. We added Ant-Man and the Wasp, which was a big fun continuation of that story for us. Walt Disney Company has announced an Indiana Jones film for right around that same time. So I think it will shuffle off the current date that it’s on right now. How far down it shuffles, I’m not sure yet.
So in other words, Inhumans has been cryogenically frozen, but it’s far from dead. It’ll be a long time before we see it, if at all, but considering the wealth of Marvel properties on their way to the big screen, it’s something we won’t lose a lot of sleep over.
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