This is Netflix’s fourth Marvel TV show, It stars Finn Jones in the lead role of Daniel Rand aka Iron Fist, fighting against the criminal elements corrupting New York city. He uses his master kung-fu skills and ability to summon the power of the fiery Iron Fist, which strikes opponents with superhuman impact. The show will reportedly pick up just as Rand has returned to the Big Apple, having gone missing from the city for several years. Jessica Henwick will co-star as Iron Fist’s Samurai ally, Colleen Wing, while David Wenham has signed up to play Harold Meachum, a ruthless corporate leader who was partners with Danny Rand’s parents at the time of their death.
As announced earlier this year, Marvel and Netflix are expanding their collaboration to include a spin-off centering on the Daredevil character, The Punisher. Jon Bernthal is set to reprise his role as the vengeful military veteran, Frank Castle, who brings his own deadly form of justice to the Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood. Though an exact premiere date has yet to be announced, the show reportedly started filming in October and Marvel has confirmed it’s looking at a 2017 release.
All four of Netflix’s street-level Marvel heroes — Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), and Iron Fist (Finn Jones) — will join forces. This is also set to debut in 2017, though specific details of the series haven’t yet been revealed. The mini-series event will follow as the group of heroes is brought together to face their biggest threat yet. Netflix’s previous schedule of Marvel series premieres indicate the series is likely to kick off sometime in the latter half of the year.
2017 looks like a great year for the Marvel Netflix partnership.