Black Bolt, the king of the Inhumans, has a way with words in that he could level a city by simply whispering. How then does the silent king make his will known to his people?
Anson Mount, the actor who will star as Black Bolt in Marvel's Inhumans, has confirmed that Black Bolt will communicate using a form of sign language.
"I actually have to do more preparation when it comes to scenes in which I sign, and I can't use American Sign Language," Mount tells Entertainment Weekly. "Because he's not from Earth, he wouldn't know American Sign Language, so I'm making my own sign system."
Mount also expounded on the great responsibility that weighs on the shoulders of Black Bolt, who "is a leader who is actually forced to understand not just the strength of his voice, but the potential catastrophe of his voice," he says. "He literally has to meditate an hour every night before going to bed so he doesn't talk in his sleep."
In Marvel's Inhumans, 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 Inhumans, a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers, were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Since that time, they have grown in prominence and become some of the most popular and iconic characters in the Marvel Universe. Marvel's The Inhumans will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.
Marvel's Inhumans stars Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Serinda Swan as Medusa, Iwan Rheon as Maximus, Ken Leung as Karnak, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Mike Moh as Triton, Sonya Balmores as Auran, and Ellen Woglom.
Marvel's Inhumans is executive produced by Scott Buck (Dexter, Marvel's Iron Fist) with Jeph Loeb (Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage) and Jim Chory (Marvel's Daredevil, Marvel's Jessica Jones, Marvel's Luke Cage). Buck is serving as showrunner. Roel Reine (Admiral, Black Sails) will direct the first two episodes, which will debut in IMAX theaters. Marvel's Inhumans is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios.
The first two episodes of Marvel's Inhumans will premiere in IMAX theaters on Friday, Sept. 1. The full eight-episode series will air on ABC in the fall.