For superhero fans, the last few years have felt like an extended all you can eat cinematic buffet. Let's face it, we've been completely spoiled; we're living in the age of the comic book adaptations, with Marvel's Cinematic Universe churning out high quality movies quicker than Thor can fetch his hammer.
A Rocky Road To Release
It's rare in this golden age that any announced projects lose steam, especially with Marvel's penchant for planning and announcing upcoming films well in advance. However, it looks like we may have one casualty in the form of Inhumans, which has been continually passed from pillar to post. It was originally announced for November 2, 2018, before being shifted further into the future to July 12, 2019.
In a further development, last month it was announced Harrison Ford would be reprising his iconic role as Indiana Jones in a fifth installment of the franchise. Yet, ominously, Disney (who owns LucasFilm and Marvel Studios) announced the release date would be one week after Inhumans.
Now the release date has been removed altogether, leaving those poor Inhumans adrift, orbiting the MCU, wondering when their time will come. The news broke courtesy of a Tweet from Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz:
'Inhumans' Will Be Shuffled Down The Pack
But it wasn't an entire bolt out of the blue. In an interview with Collider, Marvel boss Kevin Feige gave the biggest indication yet that the movie was getting edged out of the Marvel stratosphere when he said:
"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."
Crucially, when Feige was asked, he did state it was a case of when, not if, the movie will get the go-ahead. Originally, it was planned as a new franchise for Phase 3 of the MCU, and the TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has even been prepping fans for the characters' introduction.
The clip below shows a sneak peek at one particular mysterious Inhuman who can give people the ability to see into the future:
The Inhumans first appeared in Fantastic Four #45 (December, 1965). They're a race of extra terrestrial superhumans who reside on the moon, and in the comics they've interacted with the likes of the Fantastic Four, the Avengers and the X-Men. Some popular characters include Black Bolt, Medusa and Maximus.
Are you eager to see an Inhumans movie? Or do you think Marvel is right to push it back further?
Via: Comic Book