Iron Fist star Jessica Henwick updated her Instagram with what could be the first look at the mystical realm of K’un L’un in the upcoming Netflix/Marvel series Iron Fist. (UPDATE: The photo is of the Globe Theater in London, U.K., hence the Shakespearean quote Henwick wrote with the post).
Henwick’s post, a photo accompanied by the text “All the world . . . #K’un L’un?” tease an out-there but important part of the Iron Fist mythology. In the comics, Danny Rand (played on the show by Game of Thrones‘ Finn Jones) is an orphaned billionaire who stumbles across the magical realm of K’un L’un, where he is trained to hone the power of the Iron Fist. Because of the veil of secrecy over most Marvel projects, the specifics of Danny’s origin and K’un L’un’s inclusion remained unconfirmed (though that trailer showed they were hardly shying away from the grandiose stuff like the glowing fist and Rand’s dragon chest tattoo). Check out the post below.
According to Wikipedia, K’un L’un “is the stronghold of a colony of humanoid aliens whose spaceship crashed in a pocket dimension that intersects with Earth. Daniel Rand, the boy who would become Iron Fist, discovered K’un-Lun. It was there that he gained his powers and became the Iron Fist. The dominant lifeform of this dimension is the H’ylthri. Its most prominent inhabitants are Master Khan, Yu-Ti, and Lei Kung. The usual means of access to this dimension is through magic.”
From showrunner Scott Buck (Dexter, ABC’s upcoming The Inhumans), all 13 episodes of Iron Fist will premiere on March 17, 2017. Castmembers Finn Jones and Jessica Henwick are joined by David Wenham, Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey, Rosario Dawson, Carrie-Anne Moss, an Simone Missick. The fourth and final Defender gets his introductory series ahead of the official team-up, which pits Iron Fist, as well as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, against Sigourney Weaver’s as-yet-unrevealed villain (possibly a remix of “Typhoid” Mary Walker). It will be followed by The Punisher solo series. 2018 is expected to see Daredevil’s third season and both Jones’ and Cage’s second seasons respectively.
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