Last Friday Marvel decided to quietly announce they'd be taking the Inhumans movie off their release schedule. This is probably a good thing for everyone.
As we were reminded the other day while discussing Marvel's Phase 4, there's a lot to go between now and the Inhumans movie. It was originally set for release November 2, 2018, and then pushed back to July 12, 2019 because of Disney's Indiana Jones plans. Now, it doesn't have a release date.
Deadline writes, “Disney has confirmed what most fanboys have known for the past 11 days: The studio is pulling Marvel”s Inhumans off its July 12, 2019 release date for the time being, and leaving it as unset. Marvel has made a lot of additions to its release calendar, i.e. Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 7, 2017 and Ant-Man And The Wasp on July 6, 2018, which has pushed Inhumans to the back burner.”
They also note:
Inhumans isn”t dead, it”s just a matter of when Marvel will fire it up. Currently, there”s a script by Joe Robert Cole (Black Panther, American Crime Story). Originally, Inhumans was part of Marvel”s 3.0 phase, with the studio delving even deeper into their vaults to launch more of their niche superheros on the big screen.
I, for one, am glad they've taken it off their already busy slate. Marvel Comics' Inhumans team has characters like Black Bolt, Medusa, Triton, Crystal, Lockjaw, and Maximus the Mad, none of whom have been introduced in the MCU as of yet. Though there is one newer Inhumans team member who has – Quake, a.k.a. Daisy Johnson, a.k.a. Skye from ABC's Agents of SHIELD.
The Inhumans were worked into the show in Season 2, which also may complicate things moving forward. While Marvel's TV shows have certainly mentioned and dealt with repurcussions from the films, the films have basically ignored the TV universe. Daredevil's Charlie Cox addressed this recently saying, “There was no conversation about joining any of the movies.”
So as it stands Marvel movies either have to acknowledge the TV universe and start using some of their characters, introduce a lot of new people over the next four years, or pull another Guardians of the Galaxy and hope audiences are ready to accept a whole team of new superpowered people. Thoughts? Are you upset Inhumans is in limbo?