In unexpected but noteworthy news, Marvel Studios' "Inhumans" film is now officially without a release date, as it's been taken off its 2019 spot on Disney's slate, and has not yet been rescheduled. The news was reported by the Twitter account of BoxOffice magazine, and subsequently picked up by multiple outlets including Deadline.
Deadline states that the "Inhumans" movie is "not dead," and that "it's just a matter of when Marvel will fire it up." The film's release has moved once already, shifting from its original announced date of Nov. 2, 2018 to July 12, 2019. Observers noted that the latter date seemed likely to change after Disney's announcement last month of a fifth "Indiana Jones" movie scheduled for July 19, 2019; just a week after "Inhumans" -- an unusually close time frame for two major films from one studio.
In an interview with Collider published last week, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige acknowledged that "Inhumans" would likely move release dates; citing not only "Indiana Jones" but also "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and "Ant-Man and The Wasp," both announced after "Inhumans" was made public in Oct. 2014.
"Since we made our initial phase three announcement, we added 'Spider-Man,' which was a big joyous coup for us," Feige told Collider. "We added 'Ant-Man and the Wasp,' which was a big fun continuation of that story for us. Walt Disney Company has announced an 'Indiana Jones' film for right around that same time. So I think ['Inhumans'] will shuffle off the current date that it's on right now. How far down it shuffles, I'm not sure yet."
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."