Marvel continued rolling out casting announcements this week, including confirming the rumor about the Lost alum. According to Marvel lore, the Inhumans are a new race of superhumans. The comic book series focuses on somewhat of an inhuman ‘Royal Family’ and their enemies. The idea of inhumans was introduced in the second season of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD on ABC.
Ken Leung, not only from Lost but also from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will play Karnak, Black Bolt’s cousin and advisor. Marvel.com describes Karnak’s gift as “an ability to see the fault in all things – people, plans, structures, everything. He’s Black Bolt’s most ardent supporter and strategist and is often seen as the royal family’s planner and philosopher.”
Eme Ikwuakor will play Gorgon, another of Black Bolt’s cousins and leader of Attilan’s military. Isabelle Cornish will play Crystal, Medusa’s sister, who has the ability to control the elements. Mike Moh will play Triton, yet another of Black Bolt’s cousins. His power, much like the other Triton Disney fans are familiar with, is the ability to live and breathe underwater. Sonya Balmores will play Auran, who is the Head of the Royal Guards on Attilan.\
Finishing of the cast is Ellen Woglom playing an “Undisclosed Character” because what’s a Marvel property without a little secrecy? Her character is described as “smart, intense, and focused—so focused that oftentimes, social skills take a back seat. Her job at a private aerospace company is her life, second only to her passion for all things space and lunar. She’s primed to be swept up in an adventure.”
The last bit of Inhumans news is that Lockjaw, Crystal’s 2,000 pound dog with teleportation abilities will also appear on the show.
“We’re thrilled with this cast. Eme, Isabelle, Mike, Sonya, and Ellen round out an incredible array of talent that will finally bring the Royal Family of the Inhumans to IMAX and ABC,” said Executive Producer Jeph Loeb.
“With Eme, Isabelle, Mike, Sonya, and Ellen portraying the rest of our leading roles, we have a strong cast that is going to add tremendous depth to our Royal Family,” added Executive producer and showrunner, Scott Buck.
Outside of Netflix, Marvel has had some trouble getting TV shows off the ground, but this looks to be in great shape. We’re looking forward to September, what about you?