Game of Thrones has one of the biggest fandoms right now, and as such, the cast members tend to land a lot of big projects, and leave with a bigger fan base than they came with, when they came to Game of Thrones. One of the latest actors to leave, was Iwan Rheon, who played the villain Ramsay Bolton, who finally met his end in Season 6. Iwan has since then moved on to other projects, and it seems like he has found his next big thing. Iwan has now been cast in Marvel‘s next TV series, Inhumans!
Marvel revealed the news in a press release, which said that Iwan will be playing the role of Maximus. The release read :
“Prominent actor Iwan Rheon (“Game of Thrones”) has been cast in the lead role of Maximus in the “Marvel’s Inhumans” television series. “Marvel’s Inhumans” will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family. In the series, Maximus is 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.”
That sounds like just the perfect character for Iwan to play!
There is one thing which sets Inhumans apart from all the previous Marvel series. Inhumans will be released in 1,000 IMAX theaters, where the first two hours of the show, directed by Roel Reine, will be aired, for two weeks, starting with the Labor Day weekend, which is the first weekend of September. The show will then have a normal launch on ABC in the fall. The show will be written by Scott Buck, who has worked on the hit TV show, Dexter, before, and will serve as the executive producer, along with Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. Talking about Iwan and his character, Maximus, Loeb was quoted as saying :
“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.”
Maximus is a complex character. Likable, charming, tragic and villainous all in the same moment, and I’m very excited to have someone of Iwan’s considerable talent.”
So, are you excited to see Iwan Rheon take the mantle of Maximus in Marvel’s Inhumans? We can’t wait! Talk to us in the comments, below!