Thus far, first photos of Marvel’s Netflix Iron Fist have given us a pretty good look at Finn Jones’ Danny Rand in full-on hippie mode, but less so that badass warrior fans are hoping for. Now, the latest look is more “The Dude” than The Defenders, but still gives us our first taste of Iron Fist in action.
It didn’t take for the hype of Jon Bernthal’s Punisher to generate talk of his own Daredevil spinoff, though Marvel and Netflix were quick to keep expectations down, even as Season 2 clearly set the character up for his own adventure. Now, Frank Castle’s war journal is officially open, as Marvel confirms a spinoff, showrunner and all.
The first photos of Marvel’s Netflix Iron Fist gave us a clearer look at the state of Finn Jones’ Danny Rand, as well a better sense of the production that had Defenders fans worried for years, and now the rest of the cast is going before camera as well. It’s a not-so-friendly reunion, as hippie Danny meets up with Jessica Stroup’s Joy Meachum in the latest photos of Marvel’s Iron Fist.
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!
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.
We do a lot of reading between the lines when it comes to the divide between Marvel’s cinematic and TV branches, but rarely does an actor out-and-out wish death to a character on either side. Yes, Nick Fury may quietly arrange for S.H.I.E.L.D. to take out Foggy Nelson, as Samuel L. Jackson voices his disdain for the Daredevil character.
Marvel’s Netflix Defenders tapping Daredevil bosses Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez to showrun seemingly confirmed that the teamup miniseries would directly follow Iron Fist over any additional series, Jessica Jones Season 2 included. Thankfully, we may see plenty of Jessica Jones’ support cast in The Defenders, as Eka Darville claims Malcolm will appear in the event series.
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.
Marvel’s first foray into street-level heroism drew comparisons with The Wire, but Luke Cage may much more accurately wield the title, per showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker. The Netflix series boss opens up on the “sophisticated” approach with a dash of ‘90s hip-hop, while Mike Colter promises a familiar sight for comic fans.
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.