Despite the ever-expanding slate of Marvel movies seeming to take every box office by storm a few times a year, Marvel PR quietly removed one of their upcoming offerings last night. Inhumans, a film about a family of powerful beings spawned in the mysterious Terrigen Mists, will not be appearing alongside Captain Marvel and Avengers: Infinity War pt. II in 2019.
It’s not entirely unexpected news, as recently Marvel Studios’ greatest ally, Kevin Feige, told Collider that fans should expect the picture to be “delayed.” Luckily for Marvel fans, this doesn’t seem to be indicative of their stable of super hero movies slowing down any time soon. If anything, the delay is due to the success of their efforts.
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.
It certainly seemed like this project would always be a stretch to be completed by the initial 2019 date, and as time passed and no stars or directors were anchored to Inhumans, this was looking more and more likely. Marvel still has the weekends of May 1, July 10, and November 6 pegged in 2020, but it’s probable that Inhumans will be on the shelf even beyond then.