Iwan Rheon talks Misfits remake: “I think I’d have to watch it”

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Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon has been speaking about the US remake of E4’s Misfits and his role in Marvel’s Inhumans.

Talking to Digital Spy, the actor commented on the recent news that US channel Freeform would be moving ahead with a remake of the iconic anti-superhero dramedy, and the glaring omission of the casting announcement that only included four of the five principle characters.

“I think I’d have to watch it,” he said. “It’s very interesting to see what they’ll do with it and how it’ll work… It’s almost been 10 years now since we first did it. It’s going to be really weird to see it, but I’m very excited to see what they do with it.”

On the difficulty Freeform seem to be having finding the perfect Simon, he added:

“Because of the way that Simon’s character develops in season two, it’s make him harder to cast. Because when we started, I don’t think anybody thought Simon was gonna be this superhero character that came from the bloody future! So all they had to cast was for that [first] series. Whereas now in America they’re thinking that they need someone who can do both.

“With us, it was just, ‘Iwan, can you go down the gym? You need to look buff for this next series!’ – whereas with them, they need to do it all in one. So I think that might be the challenge and in a way that might be scuppering them a little bit. I hope they find someone. I do feel a bit protective over Simon, I want to make sure they get the right person!”

Rheon is now best known to international audiences for his role in Game of Thrones, but that may change when Marvel’s Inhumans – in which he plays ‘Maximus the Mad’ – premieres this autumn.

“I worked from the scripts, and the discussions with Jeph [Loeb] and Scott [Buck] and others at Marvel,” he told the site. “But as I was shooting, I started to read a few [of the comic books], which was interesting.

“It seems to me though that in most of the literature, the story’s already started and the characters are sort of established, whereas this feels to me a lot more like an origin story.”