Just last week we learned that Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon had been cast as Maximus (here), evil half brother of Black Bolt, leader of the Inhumans.
And now we know that Hell on Wheels star Anson Mount has been cast as Black Bolt himself in the new Marvel/ABC series.
Hell on Wheels star Anson Mount has been tapped as the lead, Black Bolt, in Marvel’s Inhumans, the new ABC series that will get an Imax debut.
Marvel’s head of TV, Jeph Leob, said of the casting: “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.”
Showrunner Scott Buck added: “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.”
In the comics Black Bolt can’t speak because the sound of his voice could destroy the world – even a whisper could level a city.
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.
Roel Reine will direct the first two episodes of Inhumans, which will premiere exclusively in Imax theaters for a two-week window in September prior to the network run.
Marvel’s Inhumans, which follows a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers, were 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.