With production beginning in just a few days, expect this week to round out the cast of Inhumans, the new Marvel show coming to IMAX theaters and ABC in September. Last week, we learned that Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon would be playing Maximus, a series lead and the primary antagonist. Now, we know who will be playing Maximus’s older brother Black Bolt. Anson Mount, known for his leading role on the recently-ended Hell on Wheels, has joined the series as the silent Inhuman king. Marvel describes Black Bolt as “the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city.”
Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb spoke about Anson joining the series, noting his enthusiasm and ability to portray a character who can’t speak without leveling cities:
Anson loves the challenge of playing a character who will only communicate silently. His enthusiasm mixed with his imposing almost regal persona made it easy to see why he is our Black Bolt.
Meanwhile, showrunner Scott Buck had this to say about Mount:
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.
The first two episodes of Marvel’s The Inhumans will hit IMAX screens this Labor Day weekend for a special two-week limited engagement before the series premieres on ABC at the end of September.
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