Black Bolt has been cast! EW is reporting that Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels, Dollhouse, Straw Dogs) has joined the cast of Marvel and ABC’s The Inhumans as the silent leader of the team. The character description describes Black Bolt as “the commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city.” So far, so good!

“Anson loves the challenge of playing a character who will only communicate silently,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television. “His enthusiasm mixed with his imposing almost regal persona made it easy to see why he is our Black Bolt.” Added showrunner Scott Buck: “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.”

Anson will be joined former Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon as Maximus.The first 2 episodes of The Inhumans will screen in IMAX theaters on September 1, with the show set to continue on ABC on September 26.

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