Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’ removed from Disney’s release schedule

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It’s a sad day for us Marvel fans hoping to see the Inhuman royal family in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Disney has officially pulled the Inhumans from its upcoming release schedule.

The film was originally announced during Marvel’s Phase 3 announcement event at the El Capitan theater back in October 2014. It was there that the film was announced that it would be released on November 2, 2018, the last “solo” film before Avengers: Infinity War Part II. However, on that fateful night on February 9, 2015, Spider-Man came home to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With the Spider-Man solo film now a part of Marvel’s Phase 3 plans, Thor: Ragnarok, Black PantherCaptain Marvel, and Inhumans all got bumped to a different release date. After the success of Ant-Man, Marvel pushed the release dates of Captain Marvel and Inhumans against to fit Ant-Man and the Wasp into its Phase 3 schedule. If that wasn’t enough, Disney recently announced that the 5th Indiana Jones film would have the same release date as the Inhumans film.

In a recent interview during Civil War‘s press run, Feige talked about the status of the Inhumans, “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.” 

Needless to say, that Marvel Cinematic Universe has an ever-changing release schedule. Not everything is always set in stone. However, let us not forget about the apparent rift between Marvel Studios’ head Kevin Feige and Marvel’s CEO Ike Perlmutter. The Hollywood Reporter‘s source talked about how Kevin Feige almost quit Marvel Studios because of Perlmutter which ultimately led to Feige being free of Perlmutter and reporting to Disney Studios head, Alan Horn. There were rumors that to spite Perlmutter (who still runs Marvel Television), Feige would cancel the Inhumans film because of its strong ties to ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

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At this point in time, we don’t know whether or not Inhumans is truly dead. As I said, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is an ever-changing universe impacted upon the films the precede it. With Avengers: Infinity War currently being written as you read this, the ending of the film most likely dictated how Phase 4 would play out. Originally, Inhumans was set to be the final “solo” film before Infinity War but Spider-Man: Homecoming and Ant-Man and the Wasp changed all that. Although it would’ve been nice to see Black Bolt take on Thanos, having Inhumans release right after Infinity War seems… odd. For all we know, Inhumans could be a part of Marvel’s Phase 4 plans and the Guardians of the Galaxy 3 Phase 4 rumors could be a perfect segue for the Inhumans.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments section below!

Source: The Wrap (via Heroic Hollywood)

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