A few weeks ago, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige told Collider that Inhumans was still around as a project for Marvel, but had been pushed back until after Avengers: Infinity War. Well, now the movie is officially gone from Marvel’s production slate.
Many have speculated (including us) that like it or not, there’s not much point to an Inhumans movie since television’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has dealt with the genetically-altered people living among us. When the project was first announced, Marvel’s television and movie divisions were both under the purview of Marvel head Ike Perlmutter. Last summer, though, Feige requested that Disney shift Perlmutter’s oversight away from Marvel Studios, so that Feige would not have to answer to him.
Thus we may never see the official “royal family” of Inhumans — Black Bolt, Medusa, Karnak, Gorgon, Triton, Crystal, and Lockjaw. They wouldn’t fit with what the television series is doing, and rumor has it that Feige only agreed to an Inhumans movie if in exchange he could develop Captain Marvel. And let’s face it — THAT film is more important.
What we don’t know about Marvel Studios’ plans is Phase 4 — which would begin in 2020, about the time Warner Brothers gets around to Green Lantern Corps (featuring Batman). Maybe, just maybe Inhumans could be integral to that, starting a new Kree-Skrull War or something after all this Infinity Gauntlet stuff is over. Maybe.
We shall see. Only the Watcher knows for sure, and his rights are locked up with Fox.