Marvel’s Inhumans is set to feature someone with a bit of a history when it comes to villainous characters. Iwan Rheon, otherwise known as Ramsay Bolton from Game of Thrones, is playing Maximus in the new ABC series.
At San Diego Comic-Con, Rheon and the rest of the Inhumans cast sat down to discuss their roles. Rheon notes that his role as the antagonist is essentially to overthrow a system which he feels is unfair. Take a look at what he had to say below:
“Maximus is a conflicted character. He loves his family on one side and he’s incredibly loyal, but on the other side he believes now is the time for change. He’s threatened that humanity is going to discover them. Black Bolt’s idea of how to do it is very, very different how Maximus thinks they should deal with the situation, so they get the conflict between the two brothers. He’s not evil; he doesn’t want to hurt people he wants to resolve this peacefully. He’s ruthless in his ideas, but he thinks this is the only way to do it and he may be right. His ideas about how he wants to change this archaic caste system where the people who get a rubbish power go and live in the mines and dig for all the rich people who have better powers. He thinks that’s wrong and I agree with him. He’s conflicted in the idea that he wants to save people, but the only way he can do it might be to clash with his own brother who’s the king.”
It will be interesting to see how this familial conflict plays out. While in the grand scheme of things, ridding an archaic caste system appears noble, going against one’s own family in order to do so seems like a ripe conflict for this series to explore.
We will see how it all plays out when Marvel’s Inhumans premieres in IMAX on September 1. The series will begin on ABC on September 29. Here is the synopsis:
“After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where their surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them may prove to not only save them, but Earth itself.”
The show stars Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Serinda Swan as Medusa, Iwan Rheon as Maximus the Mad, Ken Leung as Karnak, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Mike Moh as Triton, Sonya Balmores as Auran and Ellen Woglom.