Iwan Rheon will go from Ramsay Bolton to an Inhuman named Maximus on the new ABC series…
Iwan Rheon — best known as the villainous Ramsay Bolton on ‘Game of Thrones’ — has just landed his first major role after his run on the popular series came to an end last season.
Rheon has been cast as the leading man in ‘Inhumans’, which serves as Marvel’s latest foray into television. The straight to series show has already been ordered for eight episodes with the first two airing in 1,000 IMAX theaters nationwide during Labor Day weekend before the show kicks off on ABC.
Rheon will play Maximus — the brother to Inhuman king Black Bolt, who leads the Royal Family, which will be the subject of the ‘Inhumans’ television show. Maximus is described as “a clever and charming Inhuman that is fiercely devoted to the people of Attilan, especially his brother, the king — though he harbors an intense desire to wear the crown himself.”
In the comics, Maximus possesses mind control as a result of his Inhuman powers while also having genius level-intellect. While he sits by his brother’s side at many times throughout history, Maximus has also done his best to usurp the throne from Black Bolt as well. Think of Maximus and Black Bolt as the Inhuman versions of Loki and Thor.
In other words, Rheon is absolutely perfect for this role.
“Iwan’s ability to be charming, roguish and still completely unexpectedly dangerous were all the different sides we needed to bring the character to life. We’re thrilled to have him on board,” Marvel TV head Loeb said on Tuesday.
Rheon is the first confirmed cast member for Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’ as production on the show gets closer with the debut in September.
Marvel has already invested a lot of time into the ‘Inhumans’ with the eight episode order with high expectations for the series as the show will delve into a popular group of characters who have gained a lot of recognition over the past few years in the comic book world.