Marvel/ABC have announced the first actor cast for the upcoming Inhumans movie/tv series… and it’s none other than Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon.
Rheon was mindblowing on Thrones, which is no doubt why he was chosen to play Maximus, the younger brother of Black Bolt (ruler of the Inhumans). Think Tom Hiddleston’s Loki to Hemsworth’s Thor. Personally, I think this casting is brilliant and I’m psyched that the ABC series will premiere exclusively in IMAX prior to its network debut. This is definitely a first, and I am so there!
Now if only Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. can stay on the air long enough to give us some epic crossovers between the two shows. Fingers crossed.
Check out Marvel’s official press release below and stay tuned for more casting announcements…
Critically acclaimed actor will play Maximus in highly anticipated television series
Prominent actor Iwan Rheon (“Game of Thrones”) has been cast in the lead role of Maximus in the “Marvel’s Inhumans” television series. “Marvel’s Inhumans” will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family. In the series, Maximus is a clever and charming Inhuman that is fiercely devoted to the people of Attilan, especially his brother, the King – although he harbors an intense desire to wear the crown himself.
It was previously announced that a version of the first two episodes of the new ABC series will premiere exclusively in IMAX® theatres for a two-week window in September 2017, prior to the network run.
“Marvel’s Inhumans”, which follows a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers, 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.
“Iwan’s ability to be charming, roguish, and still completely unexpectedly dangerous were all the different sides we needed to bring the character to life. We’re thrilled to have him on board,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television and Executive Producer.
Added executive producer and showrunner, Scott Buck “Maximus is a complex character. Likable, charming, tragic and villainous all in the same moment, and I’m very excited to have someone of Iwan’s considerable talent.”
“Marvel’s Inhumans” is executive produced by Scott Buck (“Dexter,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist”) along with Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Luke Cage”) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Luke Cage”) with Buck serving as showrunner. Roel Reine (“The Delivery,” “Black Sails”) will direct the first two episodes. The series is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios.