According to a report that's just made its merry way online, it sounds like Marvel may have scrapped its plans for that Inhumans movie head honcho Kevin Feige has been working so very hard to get.
Before we go on, I need to stress very strongly here that this is a RUMOR, so grain of salt, you guys.
Right. So. Bleeding Cool claims to have heard rumblings from well-connected sources (while at New York Comic Con) that the movie was off Marvel’s slate completely but that publicly the planned Inhumans movie still remains unchanged.
This comes hot on the heels of news that Marvel is now planning an Ant-Man and the Wasp movie for July 6, 2018, shuffling the release dates of Black Panther and Captain Marvel around, adding three more movies for 2020.
If true (and it's a big whopping IF), this may be the first real casualty caused by the rift between Feige and Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter, now that Disney is overlooking the Marvel movies, and Perlmutter is still in charge of the TV side of things.
They seem to believe that it could partly be because of the Inhumans storyline now figuring so prominently on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Could it be that Feige’s interest in the movie has waned because a bunch of Inhumans will be running around S.H.I.E.L.D. for the next couple of years?
Up until now, the Marvel television series have reacted to the events of the movies, while events on the TV shows have not touched the films. With the Inhumans being introduced on TV first before heading to the big screen, is it something that’s made Feige less keen to tackle now?
Because now the movies will have to address what’s happening on TV instead of the other way around. I think it wouldn't make any sense for Marvel to drop the movie simply because of bad blood between Feige and Perlmutter, or the fact that the Inhumans are being built up on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. first.
Do you guys think there could be any shred of truth to this rumor? Or do you believe, like Devin Faraci (editor-in-chief over at birthmoviesdeath), that this rumor is really intended to hurt Marvel Studios?
(via Bleeding Cool)