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Marvel’s Inhumans: Iwan Rheon Discusses the Relationship Between Maximus and Medusa

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos

Marvel is obviously not done with letting Iwan Rheon drop more teases for their newest TV venture, Inhumans. The actor, who will play Maximus, Black Bolt’s brother, recently sat down for an interview with Collider where he was asked about what kind of relationship his character has with the queen of Attilan, Medusa. Rheon spoke about the relationship as being very complex and he enjoyed interpreting the dynamic.

“Definitely. I think the relationship between him and Medusa is very interesting as well because in this story that they were very good friends when they were younger and I think Maximus always had a bit of a thing for her, thinking that you know one day maybe they’d be together and maybe even be on the thrown together. Then for her to go off with Black Bolt is kind of always kind of been a bit of an issue for him as it’s obviously hurt so that’s going to be a very interesting relationship to develop but they’re amicable. It’s not that they’re shouting to each other and he’s not like, ‘Oh I hate you.’ They’re part of the family and I think that’s what’s interesting is how each character is part of his family and how they respond.”

Rheon then continued on, saying that Maximus is at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to the Inhuman Royal Family.

“Everyone kind of looks down on Maximus because he’s a human so he’s not really got any power, he’s kind of looks on as a bit of a runt of the family which is kind of hard for him. Without his brother he’d be working down the mines, it’s just that his brother, because he’s the King’s brother, he got pity, basically. His function in society has come to him through pity and what his family name is rather his own self-worth and what his terragenesis made him. It’s a very difficult thing for him to deal with and he’s had to live with his own life.”

To be fully honest, Iwan Rheon is the sole reason why I am going to watch this show. The first trailer was flat and, while the second trailer was a definite improvement, it still wasn’t want fans were hoping for. However, Rheon describing the complexity and ambiguity surrounding Maximus is absolutely intriguing. He’s a man among a race of super beings and has nothing that makes him special. Everything aside though, let’s just hope that the special effects are much better than what we saw in the trailer.

The first two episodes of Marvel’s Inhumans will premiere in IMAX theatres for two weeks and then premiere on ABC on September 29, 2017.

 

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