Another LOST cast member is joining the MCU, according to reports.
Ken Leung will be playing Karnak in Marvel’s Inhumans, as Variety reports.
The actor’s casting follows that of his LOST alumni Anson Mount, who plays Black Bolt. Shooting for the series will begin next week.
Showrunner Scott Buck says, “Ken Leung has a great natural intelligence that reads clearly and will add depth and complexity to the very complicated character of Karnak.”
In the comics, Karnak has the power to foresee the flaws in everything. He is Black Bolt’s cousin, and he acts as his close advisor. For this reason, he serves as strategist for the team.
“Ken brings both a wisdom and a power to the role that no one else could match,” producer Jeph Loeb says. “His Karnak will be awesome.”
Leung and Mount join Iwan Rheon and Serinda Swan. Rheon will play Maximus, and Swan is playing Medusa. The roles of Gorgon, Crystal, and Triton have yet to be cast.
The Inhumans‘ first two episodes will debut in IMAX on Labor Day. Then, the rest of the 8-part series will air on the ABC network.