Marvel first announced an Inhumans movie as part of their Phase 3 plan back in 2014, but a subsequent release delay and a lack of updates on the project seemed to signal a bit of trouble — an assumption that proved correct when the studio recently pulled Inhumans from its Phase 3 schedule, leaving us to speculate as to whether the film had simply been delayed again or canceled entirely. According to Kevin Feige, it’s the former, as Marvel is still plotting an Inhumans film… eventually.

During a recent chat with Empire, Feige says it’s not a matter of if they’ll make Inhumans happen, but when. The superhuman ensemble film always seemed like the odd duck of Phase 3, and according to Feige, Marvel feels the same way:

The only situation right now is that [Inhumans] is not gonna be a part of Phase 3 because Phase 3 increased in a very good way since we initially announced. When and where and how it pops up remains to be seen, but it’s characters we love, it’s a storyline we love, and we just didn’t want to cram it into an already quite full Phase 3.

It sounds like Marvel needs to do a little rethinking when it comes to Inhumans, and it might help if the studio started slowly laying the groundwork for that corner of the MCU during Phase 3. Many also assumed that Agents of SHIELD’s Inhumans storyline had an impact on the film, which may still be the case. Perhaps Marvel Studios is waiting for the television end to wrap it up before moving forward to avoid any confusion among fans.