Marvel’s Netflix Iron Fist wasn’t kidding around with yesterday’s announcement that Jessica Stroup and Tom Pelphrey had completed the cast, given that series star Finn Jones has already begun principal photography in New York. Meet your pre-Iron Fist Danny Rand, as the character returns from K’un Lun, and without any shoes!
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Despite all the Defender talk of late, Marvel’s Netflix Iron Fist keeps right on rolling as the next major series to gear up for production. Now that we have our Harold Meachum as well, the time has come to meet Danny Rand’s childhood friends-turned professional rivals, as Jessica Stroup and Tom Pelphrey fill out the Meachum family.
It was Daredevil star Charlie Cox who first let slip that Marvel Netflix teamup The Defenders would start shooting before 2016's end, throwing into question Daredevil Season 3, and now we can consider it official. Not only will Daredevil showrunners Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie helm The Defenders, but Drew Goddard will take an active position as executive producer.
As often tends to be the case with TV, Finn Jones winning the role of Marvel’s Netflix Iron Fist brought troubling implications for his Game of Thrones role as Loras Tyrell, last seen being whisked off to a dungeon in Season 5. Jones will at least return for Season 6, but also claims that Iron Fist and The Defenders wouldn’t prevent him from doing both. Don’t bet on it, though.
Marvel’s Netflix Defenders may have their eye on a late 2016 shoot, but they’ll first have to go through Iron Fist. So too will sinister comic character Harold Meachum, now cast with Lord of the Rings and 300 favorite David Wenham.
Neither Marvel nor Netflix have made particularly clear how the future Defenders series will be scheduled, following Luke Cage’s September premiere, current Iron Fist production, or the others awaiting new seasons, but has Daredevil come to the rescue? Charlie Cox says The Defenders will shoot later this year, potentially setting us up for a 2017 premiere.
Marvel’s Netflix Iron Fist faces a more uphill battle than some of the other Defenders, but regardless of any controversy surrounding the role, star Finn Jones appears to be doing his homework. The erstwhile Game Thrones star opens up to detail some of his martial arts regiments, spiritual research and more.
Well, if Marvel’s Netflix Iron Fist had already pilfered one notable Game of Thrones star, it seems to have snuck a second on its way out. Marvel’s Colleen Wing has been found, as Iron Fist adds Jessica Henwick in the fan-favorite role.
Much as you may want to keep Daredevil in your sights, Marvel and Netflix are officially shifting the spotlight to our long-awaited Iron Fist. Not only has Finn Jones been confirmed as the fourth Defender, Danny Rand, but the first official teaser photo confirms yet another major member of the support cast.
This coming Friday will see Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil sharing all kinds of company in Hell’s Kitchen, but the Man Without Fear may not play so nice with others, even when it comes to teamup miniseries The Defenders. According to Charlie Cox, Matt’s arrogance is going to be a big obstacle to overcome down the line.