Many have suggested that Marvel’s Inhumans could be the cosmic superhero equivalent of Game of Thrones. Marvel Television clearly agrees with the perfect casting of Iwan Rheon as Maximus. The jealous brother of King Black Bolt (think Loki/Thor), Maximus is a despicable yet charismatic Inhuman who spends his days plotting new ways to usurp his brother’s royal power.
This will not be new territory for Rheon, whose brilliant performance as Ramsay Bolton made him one of the most hated characters in the history of Game of Thrones. Fans will love to hate Rheon all over again as Maximus, except this time, they may find Rheon’s character a bit more sympathetic and a bit more likable. But only a bit.
The first two episodes of Inhumans will debut in IMAX theaters this September before the full season airs on ABC.