The "Hell on Wheels" star to lead the Inhumans as Black Bolt!

“Hell on Wheels” star Anson Mount has landed the lead role of Black Bolt in the “Marvel’s Inhumans” television series.  “Marvel’s Inhumans” will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city.

It was previously announced that a version of the first two episodes of the new ABC series will premiere exclusively in IMAX® theatres for a two-week window in September 2017, prior to the 8-episode network run.

Anson Mount

Anson Mount

“Marvel’s Inhumans,” 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.

“Anson loves the challenge of playing a character who will only communicate silently,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television and Executive Producer. “His enthusiasm mixed with his imposing almost regal persona made it easy to see why he is our Black Bolt.”

Added executive producer and showrunner Scott Buck, “Black Bolt is a character whose deep complexity must be conveyed without uttering a single word, and I’m very excited to have Anson on board to bring him to life.”

Marvel recently announced that Iwan Rheon (“Game of Thrones,” “Misfits” “Vicious”) will portray Maximus, a clever and charming Inhuman that is fiercely devoted to the people of Attilan, especially his brother, Black Bolt –though he harbors an intense desire to wear the crown himself.

“Marvel’s Inhumans” is executive produced by Scott Buck (“Dexter,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist”) along 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”) with Buck serving as showrunner.  Roel Reine (“Admiral,” “Black Sails”) will direct the first two episodes. The series is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios.

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Our thoughts, prayers, and support go out to all those who mourn his loss.

Born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1955, William “Bill” Paxton grew up under the watchful eye of a devout Roman Catholic mother and a hard working father who occasionally dabbled in acting himself. Bill would make his first foray into acting at the age of 20 and score his first recognizable part in Fish Heads, a purposely bizarre short—set to the Barnes and Barnes song of the same name—that he directed as well for Saturday Night Live in 1980.

Although he initially gravitated towards the comedic—his role as mean older brother Chet in “Weird Science” immediately comes to mind—Paxton quickly began to tap into a natural skill for conveying the duality of man. With seeming ease, he slipped into the skins of men with two very different sides, their public and private faces—fro the hyper masculine Space Marine Private Hudson who slowly reveals himself to be a deeply scared man nearly unable to adjust to the realities of his world in “Aliens,” to the good ol’ boy sheriff Dale “Hurricane” Dixon who proves to be far more than he initially seems in “One False Move” and the everyday guy who also happens to be a committed polygamist in the TV series “Big Love.”

Throughout his career, Paxton’s talent for playing the average man also helped him showcase how people can become driven by obsession, whether it be as the James Cameron analogue in “Titanic” or the storm chasing Bill Harding in “Twister.”

As his career progressed, Paxton, with seeming relish, embraced his dark side. Having already proven he had a gift for the nasty heavy early on as a gleeful vampire in “Near Dark,” he showed his skill at capturing callow con artist types—”True Lies”—men who take to crime entirely too readily—”A Simple Plan”—and mentor-types with designs on dragging their charges into the shawdows—TV’s “Training Day” and, of course, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

What matters most is how someone treats the people around him and on that count, Paxton appears a giant. Fellow actors have long spoken to his talent and his commitment to being a good collaborator. More than a few Marvel employees who have had the fortune of meeting over the years found him gracious and open in person. Lastly and most importantly, he spent his time as a dedicated and loving father to his two children and spouse to his wife Louise.

“Bill was one of the greats,” said “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Executive Producer Maurissa Tancharoen. “A kind and wonderful man, and always such a joy to be around. Our hearts are broken. We will miss you.”

“Bill Paxton made everything he was in better, deeper and funnier with his big open heart and his world-class artistry,” tweeted Clark Gregg, who worked with Paxton on Season 1 of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” “He was an actor’s actor, a talented filmmaker, a warm, hilarious mensch with an endless supply of epic stories. It sucks that he’s gone.”

Our thoughts, prayers, and support go out to all those who mourn his loss.

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Go inside production of the popular Japanese magazine with C.B. Cebulski!

As more and more fans catch on around the world, Marvel has started to see a growing recognition in international media. A popular Japanese magazine called “Pen Plus” recently devoted an entire issue to all things Marvel.

We caught up with C.B. Cebulski, who helped arrange this Marvel extravaganza.

Marvel.com: Can you give us a little background on the “Pen Plus” Marvel issue?

C.B. Cebulski: We’ve seen the Marvel brand growing in Asia pretty rapidly, especially over the last three to five years. But we’ve had a bit of a tougher time in Japan, honestly, because we see so much domestic competition, from the large amount of manga and anime, to a lot of home-gown, live-action hero shows. Even the domestic film industry in Japan does extremely well, both live-action and animation. But over the last few years, that has started to change, thanks not only to our films but also some of the things that Disney Japan has done with apparel and with the “Marvel Tsum-Tsum” game that came out last year—just some really innovative ideas. So we’ve seen a lot of focus on the characters, the heroes, and everyone loves the red brick logo.

“Pen” approached us through Disney Japan, and they didn’t just want to do an article, they wanted to do a whole issue, from the first page to the last page, focusing on Marvel. The primary writer was Akihide Yanagi.

Marvel.com: Can you tell us a little more about “Pen Plus”?

C.B. Cebulski: “Pen Plus” is a very prestigious Japanese magazine in terms of pop culture, design, and that young adult audience of 20- and 30-somethings who consider themselves worldly, international, and into cool photography and cool topics.

Marvel.com: How did you get involved with this project?

C.B. Cebulski: They approached one of our friends at Disney Japan, Michiko Hashida. I’d consider her one of Marvel’s biggest supporters in the Disney Japan organization. She works really tirelessly to help build Marvel, not just because it’s her job but because as a fan, she also loves this stuff. And she got in touch with the editor at “Pen Plus,” Yoshihiro Watanabe, who had this idea and brought it to me. We in turn brought it to Dan Buckley, Axel Alonso, and Tom Brevoort at Marvel, and arranged everything from there. It included a trip for them to New York to meet with the editors and do photo shoots for two days, they went to the set of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for a couple days, they had access to Marvel Studios. So it was really comprehensive, anything you could possibly want to know about Marvel. Then they went back to Japan, talked to a lot of our partners there about what comics they’d published, they talked to Japanese celebrities who love Marvel, and really showed Marvel as the cool company we all know it is but other people there might not.

Marvel.com: What was your experience like, connecting with others at the magazine?

C.B. Cebulski: I loved it. I could sit here and talk about Marvel all day. I’ve loved Marvel since I was a kid, and I have the dream job; I wake up every day with a smile on my face. And in working with “Pen Plus,” it struck me as interesting because I take certain things for granted; I assume that people know about Peter Parker, or they know who’s under the Iron Man armor. But talking to people who don’t know that stuff, it always feels eye-opening for me to realize how much I know about Marvel, but how little I sometimes know about what other people know about Marvel, and how much room we have to grow, and that really helps me do my job.

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Plus, new original shorts featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy set to debut in February

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy,” the action-packed, animated space adventure following a ragtag band of disparate misfits, will debut its second season with a one-hour telecast featuring back-to-back episodes, Saturday, March 11 (9:00 p.m., EST/PST) on Disney XD. Disney XD will also release six shorts following the adventures of the five main characters daily beginning February 27 on the Disney XD app, VOD and Disney XD’s YouTube.

“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” season two will follow Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot on a mission to protect Star-Lord’s home planet of Earth, when they cross pass with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers. After an epic battle, the two teams come together to save Earth from an alien mad scientist, The High Evolutionary, but inadvertently unleash an ancient weapon. With every alien baddie in the galaxy after this weapon, the Guardians must unlock its secrets before it destroys them and everything they’ve sworn to protect.
The multi-platform schedule is:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27 – SATURDAY, MARCH 4

  • Six brand-new original shorts will debut daily on Disney XD’s YouTube, VOD and the Disney XD app. In the animated shorts, the Guardians load down the Milano with too many Earth souvenirs and accidentally cause the ship to crash.

SATURDAY, MARCH 11

  • One-hour premiere of “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” season two featuring back-to-back episodes on Disney XD (9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., EST/PST). The first two episodes will also be available on the Disney XD VOD and the Disney XD App for smartphones, tablets and connected TVs.
    • “Stayin’ Alive” (9:00 p.m., EST/PST) – While trying to dispose of Thanos’ asteroid, the Guardians discover it has been taken to a secure facility that belongs to the Avengers.
    • “Evolution Rock” (9:30 p.m., EST/PST) – The Guardians and the Avengers team up to find out what powerful secrets lie inside Thanos’ asteroid.

The series stars Will Friedle (“Boy Meets World”) as the quirky leader Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Trevor Devall (“Johnny Test”) as the temperamental, tough-talking Rocket Raccoon, Vanessa Marshall (“Star Wars Rebels”) as the unparalleled warrior Gamora, David Sobolov (“Transformers: Prime”) as the rough-edged warrior Drax the Destroyer, and Kevin Michael Richardson (“The Cleveland Show”) as tree-like humanoid Groot.

Produced by Marvel Animation, the series’ award-winning creative team includes executive producers Alan Fine (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man,” “Thor”), Dan Buckley (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.”), Joe Quesada (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”) Cort Lane (“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man”), Eric Radomski (“Spawn,” “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”), and Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”); co-executive producers Stan Lee (“Spider-Man”) and Stephen Wacker (“Marvel’s Avengers Assemble”); supervising producers Marty Isenberg (“Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters”) and Harrison Wilcox (“Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man); and supervising director Leo Riley (“TRON: Uprising”).

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest news and updates on your favorite Marvel animated series.

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Download Ep. 56 to hear writer/director Jed Whedon talk about the explosive climax

***SPOILER ALERT: Don’t listen in if you haven’t seen the most recent episode of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”!***

In the latest episode of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” we chat with writer and director Jed Whedon as he walks us through the explosive climax to the LMD arc on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The television series returns with new episodes Tuesday, April 4 at 10:00 PM ET on ABC.

Download episode #56 of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” from Marvel.com!

Go behind-the-scenes of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” with a new podcast series for the hit show on ABC! Every week we’ll talk with a different member of the cast and production crew as well as Executive Producers examining the twists and turns of the most recent episode, as well as taking a look at the creation process behind this exciting series! Don’t miss “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Tuesdays at its new time, 10:00 p.m. ET on ABC, and catch a new episode of “This Week in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” right here every Wednesday!

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The actress will star as Blink

Jamie Chung has been cast to star in the Untitled FOX Marvel Project from Bryan Singer and Matt Nix.

Jamie Chung Joins Cast in Bryan Singer's Untitled Marvel Project for FOX

Jamie Chung will star in a series regular role as Clarice Fong, better known as Blink, a sarcastic and lively tomboy. Clarice’s naturally strong exuberance has taken a hit after a sudden and traumatic upheaval of her life. As she adjusts to the new people and places that are suddenly ‘home,’ Clarice is slowly becoming herself again. Blink is an established character from the X-Men comics with the power of teleportation.

We previously revealed last year FOX has made a put pilot commitment for a new Marvel action-adventure series. The Untitled FOX Marvel Project, written by Matt Nix and directed by Bryan Singer, will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. The series will be produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television, with 20th Century Fox handling physical production. Chung joins Blair Redford, who was previously casted as another mutant, Sam, the strong-headed leader of the underground network.

Chung is repped by Gersh, 3 Arts and attorney Todd Rubenstein of Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman. Previous credits include a recurring role on upcoming season of Hulu’s CASUAL, BIG HERO 6 and GOTHAM.

The Untitled Fox Marvel Project is a co-production of 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television. Matt Nix (FOX’s upcoming “APB,” “Burn Notice”) will write the pilot script and serve as an Executive Producer. Lauren Shuler Donner (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “The Wolverine”), Bryan Singer (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Fantastic Four”), Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones”) serve as Executive Producers.

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Learn which familiar face will reappear when the series returns April 4!

SPOILER WARNING: Do not read further if you haven’t seen tonight’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”!

The second story arc of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” LMD, ended with a bang tonight as our heroes woke up within the alternate reality of the Framework…a world, we learned, in which Grant Ward is still alive!

That’s right Marvelites, when “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” returns April 4 it will bring actor Brett Dalton with it. What role will Ward play in this new reality? We can’t say, but in the meantime get your first look at Brett back on set below!

https://youtu.be/PZZswdkcFDI

As you wait for April 4, follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter and like “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Facebook for the latest!

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See the latest teasers for 'Marvel's Iron Fist'

Danny Rand gets ready to unleash the Immortal Iron Fist in the first official motion poster for “Marvel’s Iron Fist.” Check out the poster below and learn more about the warrior/monk/businessman/Living Weapon from actor Finn Jones in a new featurette above.

Catch “Marvel’s Iron Fist” when it debuts only on Netflix March 17! Keep your eyes right here on Marvel.com, follow @MarvelIronFist on Twitter and like “Marvel’s Iron Fist” on Facebook for all the latest news and updates on the Living Weapon.

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Get 2 previews of of tonight's epic episode!

Things heat up as the second arc of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” reaches its climax tonight at 10:00 PM ET on ABC!

We’ve got two previews from the episode right here, beginning with Agents Fitz and Simmons realizing their friends have been replaced by LMDs in our clip above!

Then, learn more about Aida’s mysterious machinations below as she sets out to rebuild the leader of the Watchdogs…whether he wants her help or not.

While you wait for tonight, follow @AgentsofSHIELD on Twitter and like “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” on Facebook!

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Critically acclaimed actor will play Maximus in highly anticipated television series

Prominent actor Iwan Rheon (“Game of Thrones”) has been cast in the lead role of Maximus in the “Marvel’s Inhumans” television series. “Marvel’s Inhumans” will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family. In the series, Maximus is a clever and charming Inhuman that is fiercely devoted to the people of Attilan, especially his brother, the King – although he harbors an intense desire to wear the crown himself.

Iwan Rheon

Iwan Rheon

It was previously announced that a version of the first two episodes of the new ABC series will premiere exclusively in IMAX® theatres for a two-week window in September 2017, prior to the network run.

“Marvel’s Inhumans”, which follows 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.

“Iwan’s ability to be charming, roguish, and still completely unexpectedly dangerous were all the different sides we needed to bring the character to life. We’re thrilled to have him on board,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel Television and Executive Producer.

Added executive producer and showrunner, Scott Buck “Maximus is a complex character. Likable, charming, tragic and villainous all in the same moment, and I’m very excited to have someone of Iwan’s considerable talent.”

“Marvel’s Inhumans” is executive produced by Scott Buck (“Dexter,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist”) along 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”) with Buck serving as showrunner. Roel Reine (“The Delivery,” “Black Sails”) will direct the first two episodes. The series is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Studios.

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for the latest on “Marvel’s Inhumans” and Marvel Television!

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