As already mentioned today in a previous post, Marvel has been trying to heighten the appeal and visibility of The Inhumans. A lot that has to do with that fact that Marvel Studios can’t make X-Men movies, and the long-term game was to eventually get The Inhumans in movie form before the end of Phase 3. But a funny thing happened on the way to 2019, Inhumans were introduced on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Inhumans movie was quietly cancelled. Many interpreted that as Disney and Marvel not being too high on spending money on the moon-dwelling alien/human hybrids, but Kevin Feige says that’s not true.
In an interview with /Film, Feige wants to assure all you Inhuman fans that there will be an Inhumans movie at some point down the line. “I think Inhumans will happen for sure. I don’t know when,” Feige said. “I think it’s happening on television. And I think as we get into Phase 4 as I’ve always said, it could happen as a movie. I think it would be super cool.”
“Super cool” perhaps, but its definitely not a super-priority. Marvel Studios has played with the release calendar twice since they made their grand Phase 3 announcement in 2014, adding two movies, but only removing one, Inhumans. Marvel does have dibs on three dates in 2020 – May 1, July 10, and November 6 – but it will be curious to see if they make room for the Inhumans or whether those spots will be saved for second chapters of flicks like Black Panther and Spider-Man, or maybe a third Guardians of the Galaxy.
In the meantime, Doctor Strange is now playing in theatres everywhere, and if you’ve got a taste for Inhumans in the meantime you can watch the weekly adventures of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Tuesdays on ABC.