Marvel Studios may be sitting out Comic-Con this year, but Iron Fist is not. The first trailer for Season 2 of the Marvel / Netflix series premiered online late last night following the panel in Hall H — where, in addition to unveiling a September 7 premiere date, the cast and crew confirmed that new co-star Alice Eve is playing a villain from the Daredevil comics.
We had hoped perhaps Iron Fist might forgo Season 2 in favor of a Luke Cage “Heroes for Hire” series, but Marvel and Netflix will bring us the next best thing. Danny Rand will return alongside his new buddy Luke in Season 2.
Marvel’s Netflix Iron Fist had one job; to elevate fight scenes above what we’d seen in other martial arts dramas. The last-minute casting of Finn Jones immediately undercut that with lackluster choreography, but Jones may actually rectify that in Season 2 with a serious upgrade to his training.
We’re admittedly open-minded for Iron Fist Season 2, given the new creative team and added Misty Knight, and we may not wait long for a sneak peek. Reports indicate Season 2 production could begin as early as December, leaving a premiere date unclear.
It’s been some time since Iron Fist star Finn Jones told us a Season 2 announcement was coming, but The Defenders weren’t about to leave their little buddy hanging. Danny Rand is officially coming back for a second season, as confirmed at Comic-Con 2017 with a dragon-sized addition.
There’s no exact science to Marvel’s Netflix series announcing renewals, as both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage got pickups well after premiere day. Enthusiasm for Iron Fist isn’t anywhere near as high, but if you take Finn Jones’ word for it, we might get that Season 2 announcement before long.
Marvel’s Netflix Iron Fist was beset by a number of challenges, not the least of which included the absence of Danny Rand’s classic costume. Star Finn Jones is optimistic we’ll see the look in Season 2, and even has a few ideas, should Iron Fist move forward with a second season.
Those disappointed with Iron Fist were encouraged to compare the Season 2 premiere of Into the Badlands that very weekend, and the AMC drama has now surprisingly come to the Netflix hero’s defense. Badlands star Daniel Wu says claims of Iron Fist’s whitewashing were “a little too precocious,” defending the Ghost in the Shell controversy as well.
Whether or not Marvel’s Iron Fist succeeded in bringing the character to life, few would argue the oddity of Season 1 never attempting any outfit to evoke the classic costume. It would be odder still if The Defenders never gave all four heroes a chance to fight side-by-side in their comic looks, but according to Charlie Cox, Iron Fist might not suit up in The Defenders either.