Originally announced as part of Marvel Studios' ambitious Phase Three slate of movies alongside "Black Panther," "Captain Marvel" and more, "Inhumans" was quietly dropped form the studio's schedule in early 2014. And while the company has remained mostly mum regarding the potential film's fate, Marvel president Kevin Feige insists the Terrigen-powered characters will come to life, in one form or another.
"I think 'Inhumans' will happen for sure," Feige tells /Film. "I don’t know when. I think it’s happening on television. And I think as we get into Phase Four as I’ve always said, it could happen as a movie. I think it would be super cool."
Whether Feige is hinting at a possible ABC movie event, or if he's simply referring to the currently unfolding Inhumans-based storylines on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is unclear. What is clear, however, is that he sees value in the characters, and has plans to bring them to live action in one form or another.
Earlier this year, Feige explained why "Inhumans" was bumped from the Phase Three slate in the first place, saying “Phase Three increased in a very good way since we originally announced it,” referring to the late additions of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Ant-Man & the Wasp” to the slate. These additions originally pushed “Inhumans” from a November 2018 release date to July 2019 before it was dropped from Marvel and Disney's schedule completely.
The Inhumans — a race of superpowered humans gifted with various abilities as a result of ancient alien experimentation — have been a part of the Marvel Comics landscape since its early days, introduced as part of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee‘s legendary “Fantastic Four” run with issue #45 in 1965. The characters have taken a more prominent run in Marvel publishing as of late, along with an introduction in the shared Marvel Cinematic Universe on the past two seasons of ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”