Marvel’s Inhumans is not wasting anytime as it cast one of its key roles. Iwan Rheon will play Maximus. Yet it would seem he might have gotten the part for playing the baddie on the Game of Thrones.
Speculations abound about the casting for Marvel’s Inhumans characters. To date, rumors suggest actresses Elysia Rotaru and Eliana Jones will be Medusa and Crystal, respectively.
This time around, Marvel officially announces it has picked Iwan Rheon to play the role of Maximus. Interestingly, his latest role seems reminiscent of his character on Game of Thrones.
Producers Talk About Iwan Rheon’s Role in Marvel’s Inhumans
“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.”
The description of Iwan Rheon’s role as posted by Marvel.com sounds a lot like Ramsay Bolton from the Game of Thrones, Collider noted. Even so, the actor’s ability to portray such a character could be why producers considered him for the role.
Indeed, Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb and Marvel’s Inhumans showrunner Scott Buck are equally eager for Rheon’s participation in the series. Moreover, Loeb is confident the actor can bring to life the complex character of Maximus who is roguishly charming and frightening at the same time.
Rheon Talks About Playing Complex Characters
Iwan Rheon’s noteworthy performances to date include his roles as Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones and as Simon Bellamy in the Misfits. Admittedly, neither role offered him the chance to play the romantic lead.
Then again, it would appear these types of roles are what he often gets. Nonetheless, the actor admits playing such roles are within his comfort zone, according to Empire Online. Hence, he finds them more interesting to play than the average heroes.
If so, then Maximus would certainly be one character to watch out for when the Marvel’s Inhumans premiere takes place on September 26.
An earlier report about the character breakdowns for the Marvel’s Inhumans listed Maximus under the fake name Marty. He is the brother of Broderick, i.e., Black Bolt, the leader of the Royal Family. Interestingly, his description compares him to another Marvel comic character namely Loki from Thor.
Image source: Twitter/Iwan Rheon-Romania