Production is officially underway on the New York set of Netflix’s Iron Fist solo series – and the first set photos have surfaced online to prove it.
First posted by Tumblr user Delevingned (via CBM), the stills arrive hot on the heels of some last-minute casting additions for the standalone series, after we learned that Marvel and Netflix recruited Jessica Stroup and Banshee‘s Tom Pelphrey less than 24 hours ago. They now join Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing and David Wenham as Harold Meachum.
Below, you’ll find an early peek at Game of Thrones‘ Finn Jones dressed down as Danny Rand in what is surely one of the early scenes of next year’s Iron Fist spinoff.
As a matter of fact, judging by that bulky iPod fastened to Danny’s hip, it’s safe to assume these shots are taken from one of our protagonist’s early days in the Big Apple. Hailing from the mystical city of K’un-Lun, Jones’ title hero returns to New York after falling off the radar for years, imbued with ass-kicking kung-fu abilities that make him a menace for low-life thugs.
Much like Daredevil and Jessica Jones before it, Marvel and Netflix’s fourth and final origins story will help introduce Iron Fist to the mass audience, before culminating in the ensemble Defenders series. It’s poised to enter production before the year’s end, at a time when we’ll be overly familiar with Mike Colter’s musclebound hero for hire after Luke Cage premieres towards the end of September.
Iron Fist is expected to simmer in production for the next two-to-three months before Marvel’s standalone series makes its bow at some point in 2017.