The upcoming Marvel-Netflix web television series, “Iron Fist,” is all set to premiere on March 17, 2017, rather sooner than was being anticipated what with the issues and roadblocks Marvel is reported to have faced a year ago in regards to the TV series. However, all said and done, all 13 episodes of Iron Fist is ready to be unleashed on the audiences next month – the torturous wait for Marvel movie fans will soon be over.
Movie-streaming company Netflix, a Marvel partner within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), released the first official trailer of Iron Fist early this month and it was a knockout, especially so if you are a Marvel movie buff.
Watch the trailer here.
Iron Fist is the fourth and final project in the Marvel/Netflix initial plan, after the immense success of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. It will set the tone for Marvel’s next miniseries on Netflix, The Defenders where the two superheroes, Iron Man and Luke Cage, team up to fight the bad guys.
Danny Rand/Iron Fist, played by Games of Thrones actor Finn Jones, is a billionaire who returns to New York, 15 years after he goes missing and is presumed dead in a plane crash, to claim the Rand business empire, a family legacy. However, all that becomes secondary when he is forced to use his martial arts expertise and summon the awesome powers of Iron Fist to vanquish a powerful enemy who has suddenly emerged.
A film based on the character languished at the Marvel Studios for over a decade but for some reason, the production never took off until 2013 when rumors of an Iron First television series started doing the rounds. Later that year, the four-series project, to be followed-up by a crossover miniseries, was made public and development work began soon after.
Scott Buck joined the project in 2015 as the series show runner and Finn Jones was cast for the role of Danny Rand in February 2016. The filming which began in New York in April 2016 was over in October 2016 and, as we all know now, will premiere on March 17 this year.
Iron Fist promises to feature a lighter tone as compared to Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. “Danny Rand himself is a much lighter character,” Buck told IGN in October 2016. “He’s someone that has optimism and hope, and despite whatever the odds are, everything is always going to work out”
The fans got a glimpse of Iron Fist in action in the first teaser of the series at the Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, back in July 2016. The action-packed second teaser, briefly spoken about earlier, gives a peek into the mystic elements incorporated in the movie.
In addition to the crossover miniseries The Defenders, scheduled for release later this year, filming began recently for a new Marvel/Netflix television series featuring John Bernthal (not for the first time) as the “The Punisher.” However, as of now, there is no official information on the premier date.
Starring: Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, David Wenham as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum, and Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple.
In addition, Carrie-Anne Moss, Michael Maize, Lewis Tan, Wai Ching Ho, and Essau Pritchett have guest appearances in the series.
Based on: Iron Fist by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane
Developed by: Scott Buck
Produced by: Marvel Television and ABC Studios
1. “Snow Gives Way” – directed by John Dahl
2. “Shadow Hawk Takes Flight” – directed by John Dahl
3. “Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch” – directed by Tom Shankland
4. “Eight Diagram Dragon Palm” – director not announced
5. “Under Leaf Pluck Lotus” – directed by Uta Briesewitz
6. “Immortal Emerges from Cave” – directed by Robert Fitzgerald Diggs
7. “Felling with Tree Routes” – directed by Farren Blackburn
8. “The Blessing of Many Fractures” – directed by Kevin Tancharoen
9. “The Mistress of All Agonies”- directed by Jet Wilkinson
10. Not announced
11. “Lead Horse Back to Stable” – directed by Deborah Chow
12. Not announced – directed by Andy Goddard
13. “Dragon Plays with Fire” – directed by Stephen Surjik