Iron Fist star Tom Pelphrey has revealed what the plans for the show’s third season were and won’t rule out a return to the show if it was revived.
Iron Fist was by far the least well-received of the Marvel Netflix shows. Criticisms ranged from the sluggish plot to Finn Jones’ portrayal of Danny Rand and while the second season was overall better received its cancellation didn’t receive the same outcry as the axing of Daredevil and Luke Cage. As it turned out, however, the people behind the show still had plans for a third season, which star Tom Pelphrey recently revealed.
In Iron Fist, Tom Pelphrey played Ward Meachum, who at first was one of the show’s main antagonists before becoming his ally and friend towards the end of the first season and throughout season two. During a recent interview with Comicbook.com, Tom Pelphrey revealed what the people behind Iron Fist had planned for the show’s third season and compared to the likes of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid:
“There was some talk about what it would look like for Danny and Ward to be going to Asia together. There was talk of almost like a … well, I think I can say this now … but like a kind of like a Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid kind of comradery, bonding.”
He went on to say that he wouldn’t rule out returning to the role of Meachum if circumstances were right:
“Yeah, I don’t know. I would never say never to pretty much anything. It would all depend on the circumstances and the timing and the people involved.”
What do you all make of Tom Pelphrey’s comments? Would you have liked to see the third season of Iron Fist take such a direction? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
Iron Fist stars Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Sacha Dhawan, Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Stroup, Simone Missick and Alice Eve. Here’s the official synopsis:
Iron Fist Season 2 features Danny Rand (Finn Jones) as he fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.
Season 2 furthers the transformation of Danny , a character with a fish out of water coming of age story making his way in a harsh new world, battling to work out who he is. This season, Danny has promised that with Matt Murdock gone, he will step up and protect his city. But a sinister plot twist threatens his very identity and he must conquers his villains to protect the town and people he holds close to his heart.
Both seasons of Marvel’s Iron Fist are currently available to stream on Netflix.