Harrison Ford will be 77-years-old when the recently announced fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise is released in 2019, but anyone doubting his vigor or ability to kick ass only need to watch this year's Force Awakens to be reassured. He's still got it.
And the prospect of Ford again teaming up with Spielberg is incredibly exciting; from 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark, to the most recent Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in 2008, the series of films starring Dr. Henry Jones are unbridled fun.
Not Such Good News For Superhero Fans
But the news that everyone's favorite archaeologist will be returning, some 38 years after the original, could mean there are some undesired consequences when it comes to another project that is still in development.
The project in question is Marvel Studios's Inhumans, which has been rumored to be on, then off, then on again for a while since it was announced in 2014. The Marvel Comics adaptation was originally scheduled to be released on July 12 2019, but with Indiana Jones now being confirmed one week later, it's unlikely this'll still be the case.
Disney, who now own both Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios, are unlikely to release two high profile movies so close together, for running the risk they could end up competing at the box office. This might suggest the film has been inhumanely scrapped all together.
Having said this, the release date could be moved to a new slot, Disney's 2019 slate is already packed to the rafters, with a multitude of high profile blockbusters due for release, including Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity War Part II and Star Wars: Episode IX.
Who Are The 'Inhumans'?
Although not particularly well known, Inhumans has a legion of dedicated fans, all of whom are crying out for a live-action adaptation. For those unfamiliar, the Inhumans are an obscure superhero team who appear in Marvel Comics.
The individuals who form the team include Black Bolt, Medusa and Maximus. Most recently, some of the leading characters have appeared in the TV series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
For now, though, eager fans will have to wait for any official updates from Disney before we know for certain whether the film will go ahead or not. I think it’s time to ask yourself; what do you believe in?
Would you still like to see a live-action 'Inhumans' adaptation, despite the release of 'Indiana Jones 5'?
Via: Comic Book