Marvel ABC ‘Inhumans’ Sets ‘Game of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon in Major Role
Game of Thrones had so much fun with Iwan Rheon in a nefarious and regal role, so why would Marvel’s The Inhumans want any different? The ABC-IMAX drama has its first star, as Rheon joins Marvel’s Royal Family as brother to Black Bolt, the dastardly Maximus.
The Game of Thrones and Misfits star becomes the first official cast member for the new series, whose Maximus is described as “clever and charming Inhuman that is fiercely devoted to the people of Attilan, especially his brother, the King — though he harbors an intense desire to wear the crown himself.” Said Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb of the casting:
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.
Thus far of Marvel’s The Inhumans, we know that Iron Fist alum Scott Buck will showrun the series for Marvel and ABC, which have already set a September IMAX premiere for its first two episodes. Roel Reine has signed on to direct the first two episodes, though no Black Bolt casting has yet been announced (certainly not for Vin Diesel, who isn’t keen on the TV bit), nor has Marvel clarified what, if any relationship The Inhumans will have to other MCU TV series.
We’ll likely hear more Inhumans casting before long, but does Iwan Rheon fit the bill?