Following up on the news that Luke Cage will be streamed far and wide this coming September, a key Marvel Entertainment figure is now talking about that show’s follow-up, Iron Fist. Of course, the journey of Iron Fist has not been a smooth one, as work progressed steadily on Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, Iron Fist seemed to be stuck in neutral, unable to even make it off the drawing board. At one point there was even a rumor that Marvel and Netflix were going to scrap Iron Fist for a series based on The Punisher. But now that there’s forward motion on Iron Fist, we’re being told to expect something, ahem, different when it finally debuts.
Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada recently talked to Decider about what fans might expect from Iron Fist, and in a word, what they should be expecting is something different. “I think the Danny Rand character himself will have a different perspective on the world than some of the characters that you’re seeing now — as will Luke Cage,” Quesada said. “It’s still the early stages of Iron Fist so I’m a little hesitant to say too much more than that. But Danny Rand is a completely different character and the world that he comes from, how he obtained his powers and his skills — all completely different. I think fans will be pleased.”
Speaking of different, don’t look for the MCU’s Hell’s Kitchen to get anymore crowded when Iron Fist comes around. We know that Luke Cage will be moving to Harlem, and Quesada explained that Iron First will similarly take part in a different part of New York. “It will be a different side of Manhattan,’ he added. “We’re not just locking ourselves into Hell’s Kitchen — although a lot of stuff does go on in Hell’s Kitchen. Luke Cage’s world is still New York, but it’s a different neighborhood. Again, I don’t want to reveal too much more than that, but the show itself will have a different palate, a different feel, a tone. It will sound different. So stay tuned.”
And stay tuned, we will. Scott Buck (Six Feet Under, Dexter) has been hired to develop and showrun Iron Fist, and Game of Thrones’ Finn Jones has been hired to play the title role. Iron Fist, created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane in 1974, is about Daniel Rand, who, while abroad with his rich father and mother searching for a lost city, is orphaned and taken to martial arts master Lei Kung, eventually taking up the mantle of the Iron Fist. He returns to New York to find the man that betrayed his parents and fight crime as his new heroic identity.
No word on when Iron Fist will launch, but in the meantime, Daredevil season two debuts this Friday on Netflix, with Luke Cage premiering later this year on September 30.
Source: Comic Book Movie