Apart from a showrunner, Marvel’s Iron Fist development will begin and end with the casting of its title hero, a prospect that has already drawn some controversy. Official announcements might arrive any day, though Luke Cage and Jessica Jones star Mike Colter says the actor behind Netflix’s Daniel Rand has already been chosen.
Marvel has revealed precious little of its Netflix Iron Fist to date, casting under lock and key with showrunner Scott Buck. That said, we may have a clue toward the writing staff (as well as its implications for Jessica Jones), as producer Scott Reynolds may have spilled the beans on his involvement.
At long last, Iron Fist punched out rumors that Marvel had scrapped the character’s Defenders role by hiring an official showrunner, though the actual casting of lead character Danny Rand still looms. Movements pushing to cast with an Asian-American actor, rather than the blonde white male of comics have gained significant traction, to the point Marvel reportedly met with multiple Asian actors, but may in fact keep the character white.
The lack of news on Netflix’s Iron Fist had many worried Marvel had decided to change its fourth Defender, even as brass insisted on launching Jessica Jones before declaring any official Iron Fist news. That day appears at last to have come, now that former Dexter showrunner Scott Buck has been hired to to run Marvel’s final Defender creatively.
Two deep into Marvel’s Netflix Defenders series, the separation between Marvel’s TV and movie characters has become clearer than ever. Many have hoped that the Phase 3 culmination of Avengers: Infinity War might finally bridge the gulf, including everyone from Agents of .S.H.I.E.L.D. to Daredevil and Jessica Jones in the fight against Thanos, but co-director Anthony Russo doesn’t seem terribly optimistic.
The release of Marvel’s Jessica Jones this weekend put us one notch closer to the massive Defenders teamup, with Luke Cage due to arrive next year, and Iron Fist sometime after that. The lack of Iron Fist news has bred many a rumor of Marvel’s uncertainty over the series, though its TV head claims that announcements deliberately waited until after Jessica Jones had premiered.
We’ve already taken shots in ‘Jessica Jones’ honor, as one of Marvel’s greatest, darkest achievements, but before your own binge, get answers to some of Jessica Jones‘ most burning questions with our spoilery FAQ review of the first seven episodes!
We’re just one day away from the Netflix premiere of Marvel’s Jessica Jones, and already looking ahead to Daredevil Season 2, but with so much of Luke Cage already established in our second Defenders series, many a rumor have spread over the absence of Iron Fist news. Now, Marvel boss Joe Quesada shoots down recent reports Iron Fist has been downgraded to a film, as well as the possibility of a Punisher extension.
Netflix’s ‘Jessica Jones’ gives us the world’s first super-horror, as well as Marvel’s most terrifying, tense and raw action yet. Our early review, before all 13 episodes hit streaming on November 20!
At long last, Marvel’s Netflix Jessica Jones finally detects a trailer for our second Defender, chock full of booze, brawling, and one seriously scary David Tennant. We couldn’t help diving way deeper into every frame of footage, so what secrets of Jessica Jones did we smash out?