Marvel and ABC have found one of the leads for their Inhumans TV series in one mean Game of Thrones villain.
It’s been announced that Iwan Rheon, best known for his work playing the evil Ramsay Bolton on the hit HBO fantasy drama, has been chosen to take on the role of Maximus in Marvel’s Inhumans.
You can find more on the story below, including info on the character and statements on the news, below.
Of the announcement, Marvel head of television and executive producer Jeph Loeb (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage) said:
“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.”
Inhumans showrunner and executive producer Scott Buck (Dexter, Iron Fist) added:
“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.”
Inhumans follows “a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers,” and more specifically their king, Black Bolt, and his Royal Family, consisting of Medusa, Karnak, Gorgon, Triton, Crystal, and Maximus. Rheon’s Maximus character is described as “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.”
Marvel’s Inhumans is executive produced by Loeb, Buck, and Jim Chory (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage).
Roel Reine (The Delivery, Black Sails) is set to direct the first two episodes of the series, which is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios.
For those especially excited about the Inhumans TV series, despite being sad that it was going to be a big movie instead of a TV series at first before it was ultimately pulled from the release schedule, you’ll still be able to see some of it on the big screen.
It was announced this past November that a version of the first two episodes of the series is going to premiere on IMAX screens for a two-week run in September of this year before the show begins its run on ABC.
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