Kevin Feige says Marvel's Inhumans won't make it for the planned release date

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Apr 11, 2016, 6:14 PM EDT

About six months ago, a rumor emerged that Marvel was planning to scrap its Inhumans movie, partly because of the growing rift between Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige and Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac Perlmutter, and partly because the characters were first introduced on TV in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 

Since then, the comic-book movie has remained on the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 3 slate, but thanks to Marvel adding some new titles and sequels to its roster -- including the first inter-studio Spider-Man reboot (July 17, 2017) and Ant-Man and The Wasp, which is currently locked and loaded for a July 6, 2018, premiere -- it’s been shuffled around a couple of times.

Originally scheduled for a Nov. 2, 2018, release when officially announced back in October 2014, the date was eventually pushed back to July 12, 2019, and now it looks like there's no way the movie will even see the light of day in 2019. That’s what Kevin Feige revealed in an interview with Collider. Here’s what 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.

But it’s not a matter of “they’re already doing that on TV, we’re not doing it?”

No, It’s a question of when.

That tells me the Inhumans movie is not a priority for Marvel Studios as we speak (and with so many superhero films coming up, who can blame them?) -- even though it was a bit of a passion project for Kevin Feige -- and we may have a really long time to wait until we get to see the Inhuman Royal Family (which includes Black Bolt, Medusa, Crystal, Gorgon, Triton and Lockjaw, among others) on the big screen. What do you think?


(via Collider)