Iwan Rheon certainly made quite a name for himself as the sinister and terrifying Ramsay Bolton on “Game of Thrones.” Now, he’s going to be joining a different universe altogether.
According to a new report coming in right now from Deadline, Rheon has been cast on “Marvel’s Inhumans” (which has been ordered straight to series at ABC) as the character Maximus, a character from the comics who the site describes as “a clever and charming Inhuman that is fiercely devoted to the people of Attilan, especially his brother, the King – although he harbors an intense desire to wear the crown himself.” The series is meant to chronicle Black Bolt and the royal family; it could end up being the replacement for a feature film about the group that was discussed, but then later scrapped.
In a statement, Marvel’s TV head Jeph Loeb had the following to say about this casting:
“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.”
This is one of the first major castings for this project, though we expect many more to be coming now that the ball is starting to be rolled down the metaphorical hill. One of the biggest challenges for “Inhumans” is going to be finding a way to capture a big audience right away, especially since ABC has struggled with that more and more as of late with “Agents of SHIELD.” The series started with huge ratings, but it suffered a huge fall during the first season and it’s slowly declined ever since. We don’t see this show as a replacement for “SHIELD” per se, but it will be interesting to see how the network decides to sort things out when it comes to scheduling the different shows for the upcoming season.
For now, we do think that Rheon is tremendous casting, mostly because he can do so many different things. Plus, it never hurts to already have an audience of people who like you and want to watch your story play out.
What do you think about this casting for Maximus? Be sure to share below, and we’ll have more news on “Inhumans” once we start to hear more.