However, the news that the incredible Anson Mount is Marvel-bound has me somewhat interested.
For those who missed it, Mount headlined AMC's pretty terrific history drama Hell On Wheels through its five seasons as railroad man Cullen Bohannon, and -- despite some pretty interesting and equally talented guest stars -- he was the reason to stick with it. Essentially, he played an emotionally tortured Confederate who moved north (for personal reasons) always in pursuit of justice the old-fashioned way. Folks (like me) who hung with the program will tell you that with the exception of Season 2 it was a fabulous experience, often times flirting with the real history of nation-building while giving Mount one more reason to do what he did best, even if that meant the cost occasionally of his own peace of mind.
This morning, I read on Deadline (link) that he's been cast to bring Black Bolt to life as the lead for Marvel's Inhumans for ABC TV, and the program is even getting some kind of IMAX-style treatment. So I guess I'll have to brush up on my mutant mythology as he's probably the only reason I have at this point to give it a try ... but that's a solid enough excuse. Seriously, I don't often plug other genres, but Hell On Wheels is worth the time.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!