While it took a few years for Marvel to get its footing with its stake on The Inhumans, the previously-planned MCU film eventually switched gears toward television as of last November. For this, we turn to the latest announcement of Hell On Wheels actor Anson Mount now being poised to play the role of Black Bolt in the forthcoming adaptation.
Originally the 1965 brainchild of comic book auteurs Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, The Inhumans story is one that eventually branches out to other comic book properties throughout its history, but mainly centers on a society of superhumans who were originally test subjects of the Kree alien race thousands of years ago in an attempt to build an army to defeat the Skrulls in a time of war. This very secret society of superhumans were led by their king, Black Bolt whose voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city.
“Anson loves the challenge of playing a character who will only communicate silently,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television and Executive Producer. “His enthusiasm mixed with his imposing almost regal persona made it easy to see why he is our Black Bolt.”
Added executive producer and showrunner Scott Buck, “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.”
Mount is so far joined by Iwan Rheon (“Game of Thrones,” “Misfits” “Vicious”) as the clever and charming, loyal and secretly ambitious Maximus The Mad. Also executive producing is Jim Chory for The Admiral and Hard Target 2 helmer Roel Reine who is directing the first two episodes which will premiere in IMAX theaters this September preceding an eight-episode run on ABC Television.
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