Finn Jones is ready to fist the Marvel universe! At NYCC, Marvel and Netflix unveiled the trailer for “the final Defender” with the first extended look at IRON FIST. It hits the streaming service on the 17 March 2017.
K’un-Lun saved him. Lei Kung trained him. And now, Danny Rand is back to fight for what’s his. Finn Jones stars as Danny Rand, a character who first appeared back in 1974 on a wave of kung fu related characters at Marvel. Frequently teaming with Power Man, who recently got his own Netflix series as Luke Cage, they were collectively known as Heroes for Hire.
The rest of the IRON FIST cast will includes Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing), Jessica Stroup (Joy Meachum), Tom Pelphrey (Ward Meachum), David Wenham (Harold Meachum), and the return of Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple).
The other big news coming out of NYCC is the addition of legendary actress Sigourney Weaver to the cast of THE DEFENDERS. Her exactly role has yet to be revealed, but she has been identified by several sources as the villain of the series.
“Marvel is honored to have an actress of her caliber and status join what is already our biggest show ever! She is by definition a class act,” said Jeph Loeb, Executive Producer and Head of Marvel Television.
THE DEFENDERS is the culmination of the Marvel Studios/Netflix collaboration that started with Daredevil in 2015. Since then a second season of Daredevil has joined the network, along with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and the forthcoming Iron Fist.