Yesterday, rumors swirled that Marvel Studios had scrapped plans for its 2019 ‘Inhumans’ movie over a dispute with Marvel’s TV division, which has been heavily building the Inhumans on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ This came on the heels of Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige packing up and taking the movie studio out from under Marvel Entertainment and its CEO Ike Perlmutter and reporting directly to parent company Disney. Rumors for the change centered on a number of factors including finances (Perlmutter is notorious for being stingy with funds) and creativity (Fiege has reportedly never been a fan of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’).
The lack of mention of ‘Inhumans’ at NYCC, where Marvel Studios announced three new untitled films, a sequel to ‘Ant-Man’ and new release dates for ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Captain Marvel’, led to buzz that the film-making branch had scrapped ‘Inhumans’ possibly due to the heavy focus on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ upon which several characters have been revealed to be part of this super powered race.
But the naysayers appear to have spoken too soon.
“If Inhumans was canceled, no one would be more surprised than Marvel Studios,” reported one internal source.
Meanwhile, for evidence of this, just look to ‘Agents’ for proof, as another Marvel source declared, “there are certain elements of the ‘Inhumans’ universe that have been declared off-limits to the ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ people as a result.”
It is widely known that the TV show cannot utilize properties that may be appearing in upcoming movies, so it stands to reason that since the show is focusing so heavily on the Inhumans, that certain parts of that mythology that relate to the film have to be guarded.
Since ‘Inhumans’ has always been the last film in Marvel Studios’ Phase Three and the two preceding it, ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Captain Marvel’ have had their release dates tweaked as they edge closer to production, that ‘Inhumans” current status may be a bit fluid. That certainly doesn’t mean cancelled.
In the comics, Marvel has spent the last few years building these characters up to be a more integral part of the larger Marvel Universe, in many ways replacing mutants as the default for people suddenly gaining super powers. It was even declared that Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, two prominent longtime mutants, turned out to have been Inhumans all along.
For the time being, have no fear, Marvel is still planning to bring the ‘Inhumans’ to the big screen based on a script by Joe Robert Cole. No director is attached, but the current release date is set for July 12, 2019.
Check back for updates as they arrive!
Source: Comic Book Movie