Feige On “Inhumans” Status, “Panther” Diversity

After months of cancellation rumors in the wake of the split between Marvel’s film and TV divisions, it looked as if the talk was true when the film was yanked for Disney’s release calendar altogether from its July 2019 release slot.

During an appearance on the Empire Film Podcast this week, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says don’t count the film out just yet:

“The only situation right now is that [Inhumans] is not gonna be a part of Phase Three because Phase Three increased in a very good way since we initially announced. When and where and how it pops up remains to be seen but its characters we love, it a storyline we love and we just didn’t want to cram it in to an already quite full Phase Three.”

Both “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp” were added after Marvel initially announced their Phase Three plans, with the studio now up to ten films across the run concluding in 2019 with the second part of “Avengers: Infinity War”. “Inhumans” was originally slated for November 2018, then July 2019 and now looks like 2020 at the earliest.

As part of the same podcast, he also talked about “Black Panther” and says that not only will the film boast among the best ensembles the studio has ever had, but it will also sport a cast where 90% of those involved are either African or African-American. That film opens February 16th 2018.