Report: ‘Iron Fist’ Casting Steel Serpent, Colleen Wing and More
Marvel hasn’t formally gone on record to proclaim Game of Thrones star Finn Jones as our official Netflix Iron Fist, even as more and more details of his support cast leak out. Now, casting calls have reportedly gone out for the roles of Marvel baddie Steel Serpent, Colleen Wing, and others.
Take this all with a grain of salt for now, but original casting source That Hashtag Show released a few new casting tidbits for the April production. According to the report, take the names below with the following key: DEVON = Davos (Steel Serpent), CHRISTINE = Colleen Wing, WALTER = Ward Meachum, and JODY = Joy Meachum:
Character Name: DEVON
25 – 30 yrs old, male, please submit Asian, East Indian, Pacific Islander, etc., handsome, effortlessly-powerful, an intelligent, thoughtful warrior.
PLEASE NOTE IF TALENT HAS MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING / EXPERIENCE. (Series Regular.)
Character Name: CHRISTINE
25 – 30 yrs old, female, Asian, New York toughness mixed with a businesswoman savvy, a good heart, but with many secrets.
PLEASE NOTE IF TALENT HAS MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING / EXPERIENCE (Series Regular.)
Character Name: WALTER
30 — 35 yrs old, male, Caucasian, intelligent and insecure, brilliant in the office but has a ruthless streak. (Series Regular.)
Character Name: JODY
25 – 30 yrs old, female, Caucasian, highly-educated, logical, compassionate. (Series Regular.)
In the comics at least, “Steel Serpent“” is most always depicted as an enemy of Iron Fist with comparable abilities from the realm of K’un-L’un, while many will also remember that the character’s logo appeared in Daredevil as a brand of heroin from the enigmatic Madame Gao. Colleen Wing is a martial artist-turned detective frequently partnered with Misty Knight, as played by Simone Missick in Luke Cage. Ward Meachum is known as brother to Harold, the CEO responsible for Wendell Rand (Danny’s father)’s death, and uncle to Joy.
For the moment, neither Marvel nor Netflix have publicly released a schedule for Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, or a second season of Jessica Jones, let alone any spinoffs. Scott Buck will showrun Iron Fist, while recent reports suggested Jessica Jones writer Scott Reynolds will also have a hand on the creative side.
We’ll stay tuned for more on Iron Fist in the coming weeks and months, but who might end up filling the roles?