Oh ‘Inhumans’! They tried it.
Marvel Studios announced a Phase Three film starring these ‘Fantastic Four’ supporting characters and even tried to raise their level of importance in the comic books, where Inhumans became the new mutants. But the film kept getting bumped further and further back on their schedule until Marvel finally yanked it entirely.
But Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige insists it’s still coming:
“The only situation right now is that [Inhumans] is not gonna be a part of phase three because phase three increased in a very good way since we initially announced. When and where and how it pops up remains to be seen but its characters we love, it a storyline we love and we just didn’t want to cram it in to an already quite full phase three.”
At this point, IF ‘Inhumans’ gets made, it will be at least four years from now.
‘Inhumans’ was announced when Marvel Studios (the film production division) still fell under the umbrella of Marvel Entertainment. But after numerous clashes between Feige and Marvel Entertainment head Ike Perlmutter, the film division split off and now exists as a separate subsidiary under parent company Disney.
After ‘Inhumans’ was announced, Marvel Entertainment dove into developing the Inhumans as part of their TV show ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ But since Marvel Studios broke free, they have taken ZERO efforts to connect to the struggling ABC show, failing to reference any events from the show, including the resurrection of lead character Agent Phil Coulson, played by Clark Gregg, a character that originated in the movies and whose death was instrumental in the formation of ‘The Avengers’.
When Marvel Studios recently dropped ‘Inhumans’ from its list of upcoming movies, it seemed like the final nail in the coffin, but according to Feige, it’s still in the works. They just don’t know when or where it will fit in as more and more sequels and the new ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ have taken on a greater importance.
Are you glad that ‘Inhumans’ is still in the works? Or do you think that Marvel Studios should just keep pressing forward?