The two Marvel studios are rolling out casting news left and right for their upcoming fall shows. To be clear, Disney Marvel has the Inhumans and the Avengers movies. Fox Marvel has mutants including the X-Men films and own the Fantastic Four. Fox Marvel was the one who “rented” Spider-Man to Disney Marvel. Honestly, they would make so much more money if they combined all their properties together like fans want.
That’s an argument for another day. Anyway, back to the news.
First up, Disney Marvel cast Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon in ABC’s September show Marvel’s The Inhumans as Maximus who is Black Bolt’s deranged and throne seeking brother. In simple terms, he’s like the Loki to Thor for Black Bolt.
TV Line had the scoop:
The eight-episode series will tell the story of Black Bolt and the royal family. In the comics, Maximus is Black Bolt’s somewhat deranged brother/adversary. In the series, per the official release, “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.”
A race of superhumans with diverse and unique abilities, the Inhumans were introduced to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. during Season 2 when Chloe Bennet’s Skye, via terrigenesis, evolved into the Inhuman later dubbed Quake. The new Inhumans series, by all accounts, will have no ties to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., however.
Rheon played Game of Thrones‘ sadistic Ramsay
Snow Bolton for four seasons.
Next, attention Oncers and Gothamites! Jamie Chung will be BLINKING onto your television screens in a new series.
Get it? BLINKING!
This is why I write news, not jokes.
Chung is crossing over to the Marvel universe joining the cast of the unnamed Marvel pilot coming to Fox. She has been cast as the mutant Blink, who is a long standing mutant character in Marvel comics.
Deadline has the news announcement:
Written by Matt Nix and directed by Bryan Singer, the pilot focuses on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.
Chung will play the sarcastic and lively Clarice Fong aka Blink, an established character from the comics with the power of teleportation. Clarice’s naturally strong exuberance has taken a hit after a sudden and traumatic upheaval of her life. As she adjusts to the new people and places that are suddenly ‘home’, Clarice is slowly becoming herself again.
As of this article, there is no release date for Fox’s unnamed pilot.