When will Iron Fist be released?
Season one will arrive on Netflix on March 17, 2017.
What is Iron Fist about?
Iron Fist is the fourth Marvel-Netflix series, following Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage.
It follows a billionaire named Danny Rand, who was presumed to have died at 10 years old in a plane crash which killed his parents.
He returns to New York after 15 years ready to use his new-found kung-fu mastery and the powers of the Iron Fist to fight the criminals who have infiltrated his father’s company.
Jeff Loeb, head of Marvel TV, has called the series “Marvel’s foray into martial arts films”, and each episode is named after a classic movie.
He told Collider: “A lot of it is about a journey of finding self, not just in terms of who his character is, but in terms of what he wants to be as far as ‘Who is Danny Rand? What is the Iron Fist?’ and then, ‘How do these things get together?’
“We’re dealing with a character who is younger than the rest of [The Defenders], and who also has a certain kind of optimism and hope about him.”
Showrunner Scott Buck added: “Even if the comic books were the source of inspiration, our show is very grounded, it’s character driven, so we’re not following the comic books to that extent, but it just served as a starting-off point for us.”
Iron Fist will lead into The Defenders, a limited series which will bring all four of Netflix’s Marvel heroes together.
Marvel's Iron Fist: First look
Fri, February 3, 2017
Netflix releases new images of Marvel’s Iron Fist starring Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham, Tom Pelphrey and Jessica Stroup.
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Finn Jones as Billionaire Danny Rand
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The new series follows Danny Rand, who becomes Iron Fist
Iron Fist cast
Finn Jones, who played Loras Tyrell in Game of Thrones, will play Danny Rand, a New York billionaire who becomes Iron Fist.
Jessica Henwick stars as Colleen Wing, a martial arts expert running her own dojo who becomes a friend and ally to Rand.
David Wenham as Harold Meachum, a ruthless corporate leader who was partners with Rand’s parents at the time of their deaths.
Danny Rand returns after 15 years away
Jessica Henwick stars as Colleen Wing
Jessica Stroup plays Meachum’s daughter Joy, with Tom Pelphrey as her brother Ward.
They are both childhood friend of Rand’s who have spent their lives building up his father’s company and now play important roles in the business.
Rosario Dawson reprises her role of Claire Temple from previous Marvel-Netflix series and Carrie-Anne Moss is set to return as Jeri Hogarth.
Lewis Tan rounds out the cast as Zhou Cheng, whose mission is to kill every iteration of the Iron Fist.