Fresh off his stint on “Arrow,” former WWE superstar Cody Rhodes is ready for his next comic book project. In an interview with Bleeding Cool, he revealed that not only is Black Bolt one of his favorite characters, he’s “actively pursing” the role on ABC’s “Inhumans.”
“I will fully disclose that I have been actively pursuing a couple of roles, that being one,” he explained. “I now have uprooted, moved to LA, to look into acting more, especially after the ‘Arrow’ episode. So that would mean the world to me if that were to happen. And we’re actively looking into it. I’m all about it.”
As for the character himself, Rhodes called him “one of the best characters in all comics. The idea that a simple, spoken word could blow a room up is just… I dig everything that is Black Bolt.”
Of course, while Rhodes may be looking into the role, Marvel Television could very well have other plans. Like Marvel Studios, Marvel Television is notoriously secretive about its casting as well as plotlines. Nevertheless, no announcements about casting have been made thus far, nor have any casting rumors surfaced, so Rhodes may very well have a shot at playing the Inhuman king.
The first two episodes of “Inhumans” will air as one IMAX presentation, lasting approximately 80 minutes. The first two episodes of “Inhumans,” which will be shot entirely with IMAX cameras, will screen in 1,000 IMAX theaters across 74 countries. Additionally, select sequences from subsequent episodes of “Inhuamns” will also be shot using IMAX cameras.
The series is also not regarded as a spinoff of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” The ABC series — currently in its fourth season — introduced the concept of the Inhumans to television and includes a number of Inhumans, like Quake, in its cast. It’s noted that this IMAX deal does not replace the feature film that was previously pulled from the schedule.
Created in 1965 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Inhumans are a race of super-humans with “diverse and singularly unique powers,” as described in the official announcement. The group of heroes have recently seen a higher profile at Marvel on the comics page and on the small screen, as “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” has introduced the concept and included many new Inhumans in its cast. Just today, Marvel announced a new space-faring “Inhumans” ongoing series from writer Al Ewing and artist Jonboy Meyers set to debut in 2017.
After debuting in IMAX theaters on or around September 1, “Inhumans” will premiere on ABC on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. “Inhumans” is also expected to air all eight episodes of its first season uninterrupted on the following Tuesdays.
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