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Marvel's Inhumans movie is in limbo

Marvel's Inhumans movie is in limbo

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Marvel's planned Inhumans movie seems to be up in the air. After weeks of rumors that it was being pushed back, Marvel has removed the film from its release calendar, according to The Wrap. It had previously been pushed back from late-2018 to mid-2019. Removal from a release calendar doesn't strictly indicate that a film has been cancelled, but it's certainly not a sign that the movie's making progress.

Collider questioned Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige about the potential move earlier this week. He indicated that the film wasn't dead, but that Marvel didn't know when it would be slotted back in. "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," he said. Feige clarified that this didn't mean Marvel wasn't doing an Inhumans movie at all, instead, "It’s a question of when."

There are some good reasons 'Inhuman's is being pushed back

Bleeding Cool, however, reports that it's heard otherwise. The publication says it's heard that Inhumans has been "de-prioritized" within Marvel, and that it seems likely the film will eventually be cancelled after a delay, due to some internal politicking. That goes against what Feige just told Collider, but it does seem fair to say that Inhumans is lower on Marvel's list of priorities.

Inhumans has kind of been the oddball in Marvel's upcoming movie lineup: unlike Black Panther and Captain Marvel (and, of course, the numerous sequels and Avengers installments), Inhumans seemed likely to be largely disconnected from the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And while that worked very well for Marvel with Guardians of the Galaxy, for some reason it never seemed wholly invested in Inhumans.

On the other hand, there do seem to be some good reasons why Inhumans keeps getting pushed back. Marvel has added two new movies since it first announced Inhumans' release date — Spider-Man: Homecoming and Ant-Man and the Wasp — and Disney decided to schedule the new Indiana Jones just a week after Inhumans' most recent date. Then again, Disney and Marvel probably could have worked that one out if they really wanted to.