It is safe to say that Danny Rand (Finn Jones) has quite a bit to learn in the near future. Now that he has his first season of Iron Fist out of the way, Danny Rand will next be featured alongside Daredevil/Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and Luke Cage (Mike Colter) in Marvel’s highly-anticipated Netflix event, The Defenders.
Danny Rand is still wrestling with having the power of the Iron Fist, and those struggles are still quite apparent from the first trailer for The Defenders. Wielding all that power is no easy task.
But beyond dealing with that great power, he also needs a grasp at having greater responsibility (that moral code isn’t exclusive to Spider-Man, folks). Recently, Finn Jones teased how Danny Rand sees himself pre-Defenders as well as how much he will mature post-Defenders.
The thing [with] Danny is that we’re taking an ordinary kid with a lot of issues and we’re trying to iron those out first before getting to Danny as Iron Fist. And what we’ll [see] in Defenders is Danny coming to terms with being a superhero. In the Defenders when he first starts, he doesn’t even know what a superhero is and then he meets those guys and he’s like ‘WHOA. This is cool,’ and by the end of it you kind of see Danny really coming to the grips with his responsibility in a much more mature way.
Given the personality that was established in Iron Fist, it only makes his dynamic onscreen alongside his fellow Defenders (particularly Luke Cage) seem so intriguing.
All episodes of Marvel’s Iron Fist are available to stream on Netflix. Meanwhile, Marvel’s The Defenders will premiere on Netflix on August 18, 2017.
20 ‘Iron Fist’ Easter Eggs & References To The Marvel Cinematic Universe
This weekend the fourth collaboration of Marvel and Netflix, Iron Fist, dropped on the streaming service. Although the first 6 episodes were panned by critics, fans spent much of the weekend binge-watching the new Marvel show. Based on social media reactions, Iron Fist was still received rather well and it looks like Marvel and Netflix once again have a hit on their hands. We here at Heroic Hollywood have been binge-watching it as well. You can see our reviews in episodic spurts here, here and here, with more to come.
Being in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as the street level Defenders Universe, there’s a lot of connective tissue in Iron Fist. We already know that Madame Gao, Jerri Hogarth and Claire Temple –who appeared in other properties — would be on the show. However, there is a plethora of other cool stuff that shows up on Iron Fist. Here are a few easter eggs connecting the show to the MCU, plus a few other things. Click Next to take a look.