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CBMB: Questions Abound About the Future of Marvel’s Inhumans

By Muuka Muyumba

In October 2014, when Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced that Marvel’s Inhumans was coming, most people were questioning the possible success of the franchise based on the basic lack of knowledge from the general public about the cosmic culture.

Then in 2015, season 2 of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. introduced to the concept of the Inhumans in a surprising way: the main character who we followed from season 1 as she was inculcated into the ways of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daisy aka Skye (Chloe Bennett) was an Inhuman all along. Not only was Daisy an Inhuman, but the rest of the world was exposed to a mutagen that has effectively exploded the world of the Inhumans in season 3.

One view of the introduction of Inhumans on TV was that Marvel was seeding public’s consciousness with the idea of powered beings in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to help inform future audiences for the film. Another view of this move was that Marvel TV was stepping on the toes of the film division, which was certainly possible considering what happened later this summer…

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Marvel Studios president Feige was emancipated by Disney president Alan Horn from the watch of Marvel owner Ike Perlmutter.  Feige gained greater autonomy over the film side while Perlmutter would remain as an overseer of the TV division giving grave concerns that there would even less cooperation between film and TV.

Now come rumors that leaked online today suggesting that the chasm was now so great that the Inhumans movie was now scuttled because of TV’s overstepping.  More specifically, Feige had pulled the plug on the Inhumans because he didn’t want to have the TV side define the rules for the characters. This rumor doesn’t seem unfounded, especially considering that a newer Inhuman enforcer, Lash (Matthew Willig), was gobbled up by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which would seem silly considering how much computer generated imagery is necessary for the character’s look (see below).

Despite these rumors and a possible TV and film divide, there are also strong indications that the Inhumans goes on undisturbed. As Drew McWeeney at HitFix noted, if you haven’t already seen the ‘royal family’ on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., then don’t consider Inhumans dead. Also consider that Feige erased years of sturm and drang with Sony over Spider-Man, so internal strife doesn’t seem like something in which he would dwell. Then again, the stories about Perlmutter do not suggest a reasonable character.

Marvel’s Inhumans is still set to hit theaters July 12, 2019.