The final Defender has arrived.
At New York Comic Con on Saturday night, Netflix released a new teaser trailer for its forthcoming series Marvel’s Iron Fist, starring Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) as the title hero.
“You are a living weapon,” says an off-screen narrator in the first look. The show focuses on Danny Rand, a.k.a Iron Fist, who trains with the people of K’un-Lun following a personal tragedy, and later returns to New York to fight crime with help from the magical fighting style he was taught. In addition to Jones, the series stars Jessica Henwick (as Colleen Wing), Jessica Stroup (as Joy Meachum), Tom Pelphrey (as Ward Meachum), David Wenham (as Harold Meachum), and Rosario Dawson (as Claire Temple).
“I love the character,” Jones told EW after he was cast. “What really drew me was the character and the story. I really enjoy how he’s a superhero with a real heart but has spiritual elements as well. I think it’s going to be an exciting character to play because there’s this contraction of on one hand he’s from a very wealthy family, he’s a billionaire, on the other hand he’s been in this world of K’un-Lun for a long time where he’s learned kung fu and buddhist philosophy. There’s a contradiction in those elements that’s going to be really fun to play.”
This week, Netflix revealed Iron Fist would debut its first season on March 17, 2017. The series is the fourth in Netflix’s Defenders quartet, following Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. The stars of those series — Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, and Mike Colter, respectively — along with Jones will unite for a Marvel’s The Defenders as well.
Watch the new Iron Fist trailer above.