With the premiere of both Daredevil and Jessica Jones this year, Marvel has suddenly become the pioneer behind an entirely new way of telling a superhero story onscreen through their work on the Netflix platform. After Daredevil provided audiences with the kind of hard-hitting and grim property they were waiting to see in the MCU, and Jessica Jones delved even further into that darkness as a psychological noir drama, audiences are already looking forward to what might come next from the partnership.
While Daredevil is currently prepping to release its second season in April 2016 though, and Luke Cage currently in the midst of production, it looks like Marvel has finally found their direction for Iron Fist, which is set to be the final and fourth Defenders series before the 8-episode team up special, and will introduce the character of Daniel Rand into the MCU.
Heroic Hollywood and Comicbook.com, however are reporting that Dexter showrunner Scott Buck has officially signed on as the series’ showrunner, and we can likely expect some casting announcements in the coming weeks as well, although nothing was mentioned in either reports (for the time being). Read the series’ official synopsis below:
“Returning to New York City after being missing for years, Daniel Rand fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.”
This also comes after several weeks of rumors that the series might not be happening, due to a lack of news in the months prior and Marvel possibly having trouble nailing down the series’ tone. Considering how well-grounded and dark both of the Netflix series have been up until this point too, as well as how dark we assume Luke Cage will be, Iron Fist does become a harder sell, on paper at least. However, Marvel has a pretty stellar history when it comes to turning somewhat unbelievable characters into forces of nature onscreen, and as of right now, we have no reason to believe Iron Fist will be an exception to that rule.
As we anxiously await news regarding a second season of Jessica Jones, and Marvel moves forward with their current Defenders line-up, there’s no word on when fans can look forward to seeing Iron Fist on their TV screens for the moment, even though the previous consensus had seemed to be that it would be premiering sometime late next year. For right now though, a lot is up in the air when it comes to this series in particular, but with the addition of Scott Buck (who’s credits include Six Feet Under, Dexter, and Everbody Loves Raymond), it looks like Marvel has finally found their new direction for this character.
Iron Fist is currently in development at Marvel and Netflix.
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