INHUMANS Removed from MCU Release Schedule

Written by Andrew Pollard Monday, 25 April 2016

Movie News

We reported earlier this month that Marvel Studios’ Inhumans looked like having its release date pushed back, but now comes word that the film has been removed from Disney’s distribution slate entirely.

The initial plan was for Inhumans to be released on July 12th, 2019 as part of Marvel’s Phase Four of films, although that’s now not the case. Part of the reason for the issues surrounding Inhumans is down to some unplanned additions to the MCU slate.

Marvel’s Kevin Feige had recently thrown up questions over Inhumans' release date due to the surprise additions of two movies: Spider-Man: Homecoming and Ant-Man and the Wasp. Neither movie was originally part of the MCU’s plans, but Marvel Studios surprisingly struck a deal with Sony Pictures to integrate Spidey into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Once that deal was made, a new solo movie for ol’ Webhead was always going to happen, and just such a film was soon announced, with that movie recently titled Spider-Man: Homecoming. As for Ant-Man and the Wasp, again this wasn’t a film that was initially planned, but this came about due to the overwhelmingly positive response to Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man last year.

So, it looks as if, for the moment at least, there’s just not enough room to fit Inhumans into Marvel Studios and Disney’s plans. At present, the MCU release schedule looks a little like this:

Captain America: Civil War – April 29th, 2016

Doctor Strange – November 4th, 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – May 5th, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming – July 7th, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok – November 3rd, 2017

Black Panther – February 16th, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 – May 4th, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp – July 6th, 2018

Captain Marvel – March 8th, 2019

Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 – May 3rd, 2019

As well as these outings, there’s already talk of a third Guardians of the Galaxy film, potentially a fourth Iron Man film, Spider-Man: Homecoming is rumoured to be the start of a new trilogy of Spidey films, and there’s even talk of Marvel Studios acquiring the cinematic rights to the Fantastic Four.

For those unfamiliar with the Inhumans, they’ve been around since the 1960s, getting their own comic book title in the ‘70s. To sum it up in a very basic nutshell, they’re a Kree-created bunch of superpowered sorts who were left as unwanted and abandoned test subjects. For the most part, the Inhumans, with each being having their own unique power that’s unlocked at a certain age, tend to keep themselves to their own part of the galaxy, also known as Attilan. Whilst they usually mix amongst their own, they’ve been known to help out Earth’s Mightiest Heroes at times.

For now, though, Inhumans look to be off the table where the MCU is concerned, although Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is currently incorporating them into its plans.

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