Great casting choice once again for Marvel!
According to THR, Iwan Rheon will play the lead role of Maximus in Marvel and ABC's The Inhumans. It was generally assumed that Black Bolt would be the main character of the show, but if this report is accurate, it's actually going to be his unhinged brother, named Maximus The Mad.
Showrunner Scott Buck suggests that the typically antagonistic Inhuman won't be portrayed as an outright villain, but as more of a two sided character. "Maximus is a complex character. Likeable, charming, tragic and villainous all in the same moment, and I’m very excited to have someone of Iwan’s considerable talent." Marvel's Jeph Loeb adds: "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."
"Inhumans will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family. In the eight-episode straight-to-series drama, Maximus is a clever and charming Inhuman that is fiercely devoted to the people of Attilan, especially his brother, the King — though he harbors an intense desire to wear the crown himself."
The first 2 episodes of The Inhumanswill screen in IMAX theaters on September 1, with the show set to continue on ABC on September 26.