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.
Our long national nightmare abated this morning with news that Jessica Jones would indeed return for a Netflix Season 2, though given the prolonged announcement, it remained unclear if we could expect Krysten Ritter’s continuing misadventures in 2016. Now, a new report seemingly confirms that Jessica Season 2 would take a backseat to Netflix teamup The Defenders, perhaps premiering in 2017 or later.
Now that Marvel's Netflix Jessica Jones has thoroughly kicked all our asses up and down Hell's Kitchen, we had to wonder when the second Defender might earn her Season 2 renewal. Scheduling questions gave at least some pause before, but Marvel confirms Jessica Jones will indeed return for Season 2.
Even after Marvel set fandom ablaze with news that Jon Bernthal's Punisher would join Daredevil Season 2, rumors have flown of granting the character his own spinoff, perhaps even taking over as one of the Defenders. Now, the former appears to be true, as Marvel was impressed enough with Bernthal's Frank Castle to consider a spinoff.
Last we heard, Jessica Jones showrunner Melissa Rosenberg wasn’t sure if Marvel considered Season 2 in the cards, given an imminent Defenders shoot, not to mention Daredevil Season 2, Luke Cage and Iron Fist in between. Now, Krysten Ritter offers some small hope, also previewing what the big team-up will look like from her character’s reluctant end.
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.
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.
We’re still waiting for news on a potential second season of Jessica Jones, but that hasn’t stopped Luke Cage from living his life in Harlem with friends, new and old. The latest set photos of our third Netflix Defender see Rosario Dawson’s Claire back in action again, along with our first looks at Marvel’s Misty Knight, and even our new big bad.
We’re still basking in the glow of Marvel’s Jessica Jones this weekend, wondering if Netflix’s super-heroine will follow Daredevil‘s lead with a Season 2 renewal, but there may be a complication. According to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, Netflix’s big Defenders teamup might take precedence over a second run on Jessica Jones.