Iron Fist: Netflix series is completely different from the others, says Marvel TV head
Netflix’s Defenders are almost complete as the character of Danny Rand (a.k.a. Iron Fist) is preparing to join Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. Marvel TV head Joe Quesada is teasing a highly unique series that will offer a different take on Hell’s Kitchen.
Speaking from the New York premiere of Daredevil season 2, Quesada told The Decider, “I think the Danny Rand character himself will have a different perspective on the world than some of the characters that you’re seeing now — as will Luke Cage. I mean you guys haven’t seen that show yet, either.”
“Our goal is to provide four different shows that each have their own feel while, again, feeling like they are a part of a whole,” he continued. “It’s still the early stages of Iron Fist, so I’m a little hesitant to say too much more than that. But Danny Rand is a completely different character, and the world that he comes from, how he obtained his powers and his skills — all completely different. I think fans will be pleased.”
Actor Finn Jones (Game of Thrones) will star in Iron Fist for showrunner Scott Buck (Dexter). The fourth Defenders series from Netflix and Marvel sees Daniel Rand returning to Hell’s Kitchen after have been missing for four years. His skills are rooted in kung fu and the mystical power of the Iron Fist. Jones’ casting was controversial, with some fans arguing that an Asian actor should portray the character, and others saying that choosing an Asian actor because the character uses martial arts would perpetuate a stereotype.
Eventually, Iron Fist will join fellow Marvel Netflix heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage in The Defenders — an Avengers-style miniseries. In the meantime, Daredevil season 2 premieres March 18, Luke Cage will drop in September, and a second round for Jessica Jones is on the way.