With just over a month to go before Marvel’s first team-up series, The Defenders hits Netflix, the fury of the fist himself, Finn Jones has opened up on what makes Iron Fist a different superhero from the other characters in Netflix corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The first season of Iron Fist introduced us to Danny Rand after returning home after spending years away in the fabled city of K’un Lun to take on the criminal underworld plaguing both his Father’s company and New York City itself. Next up, the Immortal Iron Fist will fight alongside the rest of the street level heroes as they put their resources together to take on a mysterious businesswoman named Alexandra, played by Sigourney Weaver.
While speaking over the weekend at Denver Comic Con(via LRM), Jones revealed the key difference between him and the other superheroes as he explained Danny was “extremely hot-headed,” and “a mess of a character,” making it clear that the character himself is a mess and not the show’s writing. The actor went further to say Marvel is still “growing him into a superhero.”
As for the future of the Iron Fist, Jones has previously teased that Danny is pivotal to the plot of the team-up series and will help The Defenders see the bigger picture. Plot details for The Defenders are still under wraps but it’s likely we will learn more about the upcoming series when the Defenders themselves assemble at San Diego Comic-Con. The series is set for one hour panel in Hall H on Saturday, July 21 at 5:15 p.m.
In addition to Jones, The Defenders also stars Charlie Cox as Daredevil, Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones, and Mike Colter as Luke Cage. The series will also see the return of many cast members from the Netflix corner of the MCU including Yung as Elektra, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, Scott Glenn as Stick, and Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker. Here’s the official synopsis:
“Marvel’s The Defenders” follows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.”
The Defenders hits Netflix August 18, 2017.
New Comic Book Shows That Are Coming In 2017-2018
The current TV season is pretty much done as several comic book and superhero TV shows have concluded their respective seasons. All the comic book shows that aired this year will be back for the new TV season with The CW’s The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, iZombie, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, with ABC bringing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. back for another season and FOX giving Gotham and Lucifer another go.
FX is also bringing back their new comic book TV hit series with Legion while AMC is bringing back The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead for new seasons, along with their new Vertigo hit Preacher. While the comic book TV landscape is already epic in scope, it’s only going to get bigger next year. The 2017-2018 television season is going to be one of the biggest seasons of all time for comic book adaptations for both DC and Marvel.
To make it a bit easier to keep up with what is coming out next season, we have put together a perfect guide of what new comic book shows are coming to the silver screen. The shows that we have listed are those that have officially been picked up to series and been guaranteed a slot for the 2017-2018 TV season, for both broadcast television, cable and streaming services.
Several of these new comic book shows, while picked up to series, are still in the process of casting their leads as well as getting official premiere dates set. Hit the NEXT button below and let’s go through all the new exciting comic book and superhero television shows that are coming from DC and Marvel.