It looks like film goers are going to have to wait a good long while to hear the iconic screech of King Black Bolt or witness the beautiful and ravenous hair of Queen Medusa on the big screen. Reports indicate that Disney/Marvel Studios has delayed the Inhumans film indefinitely, leaving it without a release date. For those who follow the movie release calendar closely this probably does not come as much of a shock, as Disney had already replaced the film’s July 12th 2019 release date with Indiana Jones 5 after already pushing it back from a November 2nd 2018 release.
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has addressed this in recent weeks but has remained consistent saying a Inhumans film will happen within the MCU. Stating: “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 Inhumans will shuffle off the current date that it’s on right now. How far down it shuffles, I’m not sure yet.”
While I remain hopeful that we will eventually get an Inhumans film based on Feige and Marvel Studio’s track record, this news has me just the little bit worried. Now that Disney has these massive franchises in their wheel house, that are almost to big to fail such as: Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Spider-man. Do they quit focusing on lesser known Marvel properties that will keep not just the MCU but the superhero film genre overall fresh? It really makes you think if Marvel Studio’s would have owned the film rights to a character as big as Spider-man from the get go, would they have ever been pushed to focus on projects like Ant-Man or the even bigger Guardians of the Galaxy? Maybe not, leaving me to wonder what other original characters or properties within the Marvel Universe might we miss out on now that Disney has Marvel’s big web shooter? Let’s just all hope it’s not the Inhumans, as for now I can only imagine that somewhere King Black Bolt is letting out a massive scream of frustration over this news!
Inhumans hits hits theaters someday hopefully!
(Sources: Collider and Deadline)
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