‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ Showrunner On Anson Mount’s Silent Performance As…

'Marvel's Inhumans' executive producer Scott Buck discusses the challenges of writing for the silent Black Bolt & praised Anson Mount's performance.


This fall, Marvel’s Inhumans will debut and introduce Black Bolt and the Royal Family to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Of course, comic book readers may be curious to see how the series will adapt Black Bolt for television, considering the character remains completely silent due to the destructive force of his hypersonic voice. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Scott Buck talked about the difficulties of writing for a silent character and praised actor Anson Mount’s performance as the Inhuman ruler.

Buck discussed the challenges of writing for a silent character who is also the lead hero of the series.

“Black Bolt is a very difficult character I would think for Anson, but for any actor to play. But Anson is tackling it in a hugely fantastic way. It’s a little bit difficult to write him, because Black Bolt does not speak, but yet he is our hero and he is the center of the show, so it does certainly present challenges in how you tell his story, but fortunately we came up with a really good story.”

Buck also applauded Mount’s performance as Black Bolt and commented on how the character’s silence suits his personality.

“Anson is terrific. I think everyone’s going to be very pleased and excited by his Black Bolt. We’re not doing voice over. If you read the comics, you see Black Bolt does find a way to communicate to people, but he’s also a very enigmatic character as well, and he keeps a lot inside. That’s part of what’s so fascinating about him is that a lot of times, we don’t know what he’s thinking.”

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Marvel’s The Inhumans stars Anson Mount, Serinda Swan, Iwan Rheon, Ken Leung, Eme Ikwuakor, Isabelle Cornish, Mike Moh, Sonya Balmores and Ellen Woglom.

Marvel’s Inhumans will have a two week run in IMAX theaters starting September 1 before premiering on Tuesday, September 26 on ABC

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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