Update: Since Bleeding Cool’s initial report suggesting that Marvel Studios had put Inhumans on hold indefinitely, two trustworthy bloggers have come forward to state that isn’t true. Drew at Hit Fix, who was one of the earliest bloggers to report about the Sony and Marvel deal for Spider-Man, and Devin of Birth. Movies. Death. have confirmed that the film is still in production at Marvel Studios.
Just talked to one of my Marvel sources. Said if INHUMANS was canceled no one would be more surprised than Marvel Studios.
— Devin Faraci (@devincf) October 10, 2015
Prior to the announcement of the 2019 Inhumans film last October, ABC and Marvel Television were already in the process of introducing the Inhumans into the Marvel Cinematic Universe through Marvel’s first television series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – a move that shocked nearly everyone. For once, the television show was leading the way instead of having to react to the story-lines introduced in the films. Now, if a new report is to be true, it looks as though Marvel fans are in for another shock as it looks as though plans for the Inhumans in the MCU have changed.
Rich Johnston over at Bleeding Cool is reporting that he “heard from other well connected sources” in New York bars last night (it’s New York Comic Con, after all) that the Inhumans movie has been moved “off the slate completely”.
This one is tricky, on one hand I had always thought that the Inhumans was something Kevin Feige wanted as his X-Men replacements. Something he could use to populate his Cinematic Universe with super powered beings. But on the other hand, it was always a strange move to have Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. introduce Inhumans and all the alien mythology that goes along with it.
If what Rich is saying is true, and the Inhumans film was being pushed by Marvel TV all along, then this situation is a lot more likely to pan out after the creative committee breakup.
I’m apt to believe this and see the logic in it. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is already doing their own versions of very popular Inhumans story lines (Terrigen Bomb). By the time the movie is set to be released, what will even be left for the Cinematic side to explore? If this turns out to be true, it would almost definitely mean we’d eventually get to see the Royal Family on TV.
Let’s see how this turns out, but if it ends up being true, I’m certainly not going to lose any sleep over it.
Source: Bleeding Cool