Inhuman’s Black Bolt and Maximus Series Casting Announced
Marvel have announced that “Hell on Wheels” star Anson Mount will be playing the lead role of Black Bolt and that Iwan Rheon (“Game of Thrones,” “Misfits” “Vicious”) will portray Maximus in the “Marvel’s Inhumans” television series. “Marvel’s Inhumans” will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city.
The first two episodes of the ABC series will premiere exclusively in IMAX theatres for two weeks in September 2017, then the full series of 8-episodes will air on ABC two weeks later.
The “Marvel’s Inhumans,” were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Since that time, they have grown in prominence and become some of the most popular and iconic characters in the Marvel Universe.
“Anson loves the challenge of playing a character who will only communicate silently,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television and Executive Producer. “His enthusiasm mixed with his imposing almost regal persona made it easy to see why he is our Black Bolt.”
Added executive producer and showrunner Scott Buck, “Black Bolt is a character whose deep complexity must be conveyed without uttering a single word, and I’m very excited to have Anson on board to bring him to life.”