Inhumans has had an interesting history on its march towards the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Originally planned as a film, the company pivoted the project over to television last Fall. Now, as the series slowly gets closer to its Fall premiere (which will be preceded by a theatrical release of the pilot), we’re starting to get more about the show.
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly today we have our first look at the Inhumans‘ main cast (well, minue Lockjaw). The official promotional photo gives us a pretty good look at what the show will look like:
Honestly, I think this all looks pretty great. It manages to evoke the right imagery of the character’s comics look while making it fit properly in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s aesthetic. What do you think?
It was announced that Marvel’s Inhumans was headed to the the small screen last fall, though its pilot will still get a limited theatrical run in the late summer. Since then, we’ve known that the show was in production in Hawaii, but we had no idea who was going to be playing the lead roles.
Well, until now.
Last week we learned that Iwan Rheon, best known for Game of Thrones, would play Maximus, the brother of Inhuman King Black Bolt. This week though, we’ve managed to learn who is playing the royal couple themselves.
First off, the role of Black Bolt will be filled by Anson Mount. Mount is best known to audiences for starring in Hell on Wheels, and is an amazing actor. Considering how laconic his character Cullen Bohannon, it’s clear why he was cast as a character who never speaks.
Secondly, it’s also been announced that Serinda Swan will play Queen Medusa, wife of Black Bolt and Queen of the Inhumans. Swan is probably best known for USA’s Graceland, though she also starred in one of my favorite (underrated) series Breakout Kings. Swan is no stranger to superhero television, of course, having played DC Comic’s Zatanna on a handful of episodes of Smallville.
Honestly, right now the cast is shaping up really, really nicely. All three of these actors are pretty damned solid performers, and I don’t think we could have asked for better casting in these roles (at least out of the actors willing to do television).