With the Inhumans Marvel Cinematic Universe film currently benched, likely not just for now but until the end of time, Marvel and ABC have decided to get a move on with the Inhumans TV series instead. This week, the studios found their leading man for the series in the form of Hell On Wheels star Anson Mount.
Mount will be playing Black Bolt, the ruler of the Inhumans, who uses his lethal voice a way to fend off enemies; just speaking is enough to trigger a massive shockwave that could tumble a city.
In a statement, Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb said: “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 was our Black Bolt.”
Executive producer and showrunner Scott Buck (who is also helming Netflix’s upcoming superhero series Marvel’s Iron Fist) commented too. “Black Bolt is a character whose deep complexity must be conveyed without uttering a single word,” he said, “and I’m very excited to have Anson on board to bring him to life.”
Mount will be joining a cast so far made up of Iwan Rheon (Misfits, Game Of Thrones) as Maximus, Black Bolt’s brother.
The series follows a group of superhumans with unique powers, and is set to air on ABC later this year. However, Inhumans will premiere in IMAX cinemas for a short time ahead of its TV release.
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