From Bastard To Inhuman: Iwan Rheon Cast In New Marvel TV Show

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Everyone’s least favourite – well maybe second least favourite after Joffrey – Game of Thrones alum is making his way over to the Marvel universe.

Iwan Rheon, who played the actually awful Ramsay Bolton, has been cast in the Inhumans Marvel show for ABC.

While this isn’t exactly the Inhumans movie we were initially promised, the first two episodes of the show will be shown in IMAX as a feature film before they appear on TV.

The show will focus on the popular Inhuman Black Bolt, who is the leader of the Inhumans, and his family.

Rheon has been cast as Black Bolt’s brother, Maximus the Mad.

Maximus the Mad is Black Bolt’s younger brother who, in the comic universe, is exposed to Terrigen Mist as an infant and hides the fact that he has super powers.

Repression never ends well, does it?

Well if the comic canon is going to be followed he ends up being a genius super villain so, point made.

Also, knowing Rheon’s portrayal of Ramsay Bolton, very fitting casting.

The Inhumans will not be a spinoff of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. despite the show’s Inhuman connection. One would have to think Quake would make an appearance at some point, right? I certainly hope so.

The show, which was ordered straight-to-series, will be run by Scott Buck (who is also an executive producer on the project). This isn’t Buck’s first time working in the Marvel universe, he is also the showrunner for Iron Fist on Netflix.

If any of the other Marvel Netflix series are something to go on I think we can trust Buck with the material because has Marvel Netflix really let us down yet?

Inhumans is set to premiere on ABC in the fall but until then be sure to tune into Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Tuesday’s at 10pm EST.

And to see some of Rheon’s finest work you can watch the Game of Thrones “Battle of the Bastards” episode over and over again…particularly the ending.

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