Hell on Wheels star Anson Mount has been cast in the lead role of Black Bolt in Marvel's upcoming cosmic superhero series The Inhumans. Black Bolt is the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, who has a voice that's so powerful the slightest whisper can destroy a city.
For years Vin Diesel was linked to this role when Marvel was making the movie. With this TV series happening now, though, I don't think we'll be seeing that movie anytime soon, if ever.
I don't know if any of you have watched Hell on Wheels, but it's a great show worth checking out, and Mount does a solid job in it. He's no Vin Diesel, but I think he'll do a great job in the role of Black Bolt. When talking about the actor, Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television said:
"Anson loves the challenge of playing a character who will only communicate silently. His enthusiasm mixed with his imposing almost regal persona made it easy to see why he is our Black Bolt."
Showrunner Scott Buck added:
"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 joins the previously cast Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones), who is playing Maximus, Black Bolt’s brother who's described as a clever and charming Inhuman who harbors an intense desire to wear the crown himself.
Inhumans will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family. Feature director Roel Reine (Death Race 2, The Marine 2, The Lost Tribe, The Scorpion King 3) is set to helm the first two episodes of the series, which will be shot in IMAX and premiere in IMAX theaters on Labor Day weekend. The series will then start its eight-episode run on ABC on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017. All eight episodes are expected to run on the network over consecutive Tuesdays, which means that the finale will air on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017.