[UPDATED] Marvel Hires Strong Eyebrow Game Actors Anson Mount & Stephen Moyer For Inhumans & X-Men TV Shows

Hell on Wheels actor Anson Mount has been cast as the lead in ABC and Marvel’s Inhumans show while True Blood’s Stephen Moyer joins the untitled Fox X-Men series.

Marvel.com revealed the news today that Mount would play Black Bolt for the upcoming Inhumans TV show which is not a spinoff of Agents of SHIELD.

“Marvel’s Inhumans” will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city.

It was previously announced that a version of the first two episodes of the new ABC series will premiere exclusively in IMAX® theatres for a two-week window in September 2017, prior to the 8-episode network run.

Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon was the first to be cast as Black Bolt’s brother Maximus. Inhumans‘ executive producer and showrunner Scott Buck said of Mount’s addition, “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.”

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

Meanwhile, Fox’s X-Men TV series from Bryan Singer has picked up Moyer. Deadline says he’ll “play the dad, Reed, an ambitious attorney trying to balance the demands of his job at the DA’s office with his responsibilities to his family.”

The show, focused on kids who possess mutant powers, first cast Blair Redford as “the strong-headed Native American leader of [an] underground network” and Gotham and Once Upon a Time actor Jamie Chung as Blink.

[UPDATE] Marvel.com has just announced that Serinda Swan, aka Smallville’s Zatanna, has been cast as Medusa in Inhumans.

Marvel says, “In this series, Medusa is the Queen of the Inhumans and wife of Black Bolt — his most trusted advisor, a fiercely resilient warrior who has the ability to move and control her hair the way most people use their hands and fingers.” And here’s what the producers had to say about Swan:

“Serinda empowers Medusa’s regal glory and still maintains a relatability that synced perfectly with the character,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television and Executive Producer. “She is nothing short of wonderful.”

Added Executive Producer and showrunner Scott Buck, “Serinda Swan brings a regal elegance, as well as a sense of great inner strength and fierce determination to the role of Medusa. I couldn’t be happier to have her as our Queen of Attilan.”

Here’s what Medusa looks like:

[UPDATE #2] Variety and Deadline report on the rest of the Inhumans cast. We’ve got Lost alum Ken Leung playing Karnak…

And Deadline reports on Eme Ikwuakor (Gorgon), Isabelle Cornish (Crystal), Mike Moh (Triton), Sonya Balmores (Auran), and Ellen Woglom (undisclosed character) wrapping up the rest.

They also mentioned Lockjaw but didn’t give specifics on how the dog would be portrayed on the show.

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  • Lockjaw should just e a regular bulldog with a tuning fork taped to its head filmed with trick photography to make it look big.