Netflix’s partnership with Marvel continues to be…well, super. Last week saw the release of Luke Cage, the third series in the streaming service’s exclusive corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following Daredevil and Jessica Jones. The next show on the path toward the much-anticipated Defenders miniseries is Iron Fist, focused on an enigmatic martial arts master who often teamed up with Luke Cage in the comics. With New York Comic Con drawing fans from all over the world this past weekend, Marvel unleashed the latest trailer for Iron Fist, which is set to make its Netflix debut on March 17, 2017.
Check out the latest trailer for Iron Fist below.
Iron Fist follows Danny Rand (Finn Jones), the scion of a wealthy family who returns to New York City after 15 years away. Like Batman over at the Distinguished Competition, Rand was orphaned at a young age and left his home town to find purpose and train himself for what was to come. In Rand’s case, that meant learning martial arts and mastering the power of the Iron Fist, which turns him into an energy-charged living weapon that can punch through walls without breaking a sweat.
In addition to Jones, the Iron Fist cast includes Jessica Henwick, David Wenham, Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey, and Rosario Dawson, reprising her role as Claire Temple from the earlier Marvel/Netflix series. Carrie-Anne Moss will also be returning as lawyer Jeri Hogarth. Scott Buck (Dexter, Six Feet Under) is serving as showrunner (presumably ruling the writer’s room with an iron fist.) There will no doubt be some other surprises we don’t know about yet, and almost certainly more groundwork laid for the big Defenders crossover miniseries later in 2017.
Speaking of Defenders, Marvel and Netflix also dropped a major bomb about that series at New York Comic Con this past weekend. Namely that Academy Award-nominated actress Sigourney Weaver will be playing the unidentified villain whom the Defenders will face off against. They’ve got their work cut out for them.