As Marvel’s The Inhumans prepares to begin filming, we now know who will play the heads of the royal family.
It’s been revealed that Hell on Wheels star Anson Mount has landed the role of Royal King Black Bolt, the Inhuman with a voice so powerful that it can level entire cities to the ground. It’ll be interesting to see how the character makes the transition to live action. Mount will have his work cut out for him, portraying a complex character without the use of his voice.
“Anson loves the challenge of playing a character who will only communicate silently,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television and Executive Producer in a statement on Marvel.com. “His enthusiasm mixed with his imposing almost regal persona made it easy to see why he is our Black Bolt.”
Black Bolt’s powers render him speechless at the fear of destroying everything around him, often leaving his partner Queen Medusa to speak on his behalf. Marvel.com have also revealed that Medusa has been cast, with Ballers actress Serinda Swan filming the highly sought after role.
“Serinda Swan brings a regal elegance, as well as a sense of great inner strength and fierce determination to the role of Medusa” said Executive Producer and showrunner Scott Buck, “I couldn’t be happier to have her as our Queen of Attilan.”
Medusa maintains the ability to move and control her hair the way most people use their hands and fingers. A powerful figure, she helps her husband rule in the Inhuman city of Attilan.
Anson Mount and Serinda Swan join recently announced Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon in the new series.
In a first for hollywood, the first two episodes of Marvel’s The Inhumans will screen on IMAX for two weeks starting Labor Day weekend, before the series continues on ABC as part of their fall line-up. Dutch filmmaker Roel Reine is currently preparing to direct the first two episodes of the anticipated series. While Inhumans have already appeared as central figures on Marvel’s Agents of Shield, characters are not expected to crossover between the two shows. Marvel’s The Inhumans will make its network premiere on September 26, 2017 on ABC.