‘Inhumans’ Casting Announcement: ‘Hell On Wheels’ Alum Anson Mount as Black Bolt

As Marvel television news continues to roll in, the company announced the lead today in their upcoming Inhumans series. Anson Mount, lead actor from Hell On Wheels, will again tackle a starring role as Black Bolt, according to Deadline.

A Different Kind of Crown: King Black Bolt

Black Bolt and his brother Maximus (Iwan Rheon) rule the Inhumans; a group introduced to the Marvel TV universe in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. While each inhuman has remarkable powers, some are more dangerous and harder to control than others. For instance, Black Bolt’s voice has destructive powers which force him to communicate non-verbally and train his mind so that he remains silent even while he sleeps. Inhumans tells the story of the royal family which includes Black Bolt and Maximus. The production team, however, is confident in Mount’s abilities to make this silent role impossible to ignore.

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Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon in “Hell on Wheels”
Executive producer and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb believes Mount is a natural to tackle the unique challenges of playing the Inhuman ruler. “His enthusiasm mixed with his imposing almost regal persona made it easy to see why he is our Black Bolt.” Showrunner Scott Buck echoed Loeb’s sentiments, stating: “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.”

Based on characters from Marvel comics, Inhumans will  release in IMAX theatres next September. After the two-episode, big screen premiere, the show will continue on ABC network. The show will either join or replace Marvel’s current network series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., where the Inhumans story line was introduced in season two. Inhumans stars Anson Mount and Iwan Rheon. Episodes one and two are directed by Roel Reine.

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