Earlier today at the New York Comic Con, Marvel released a brand new trailer for their upcoming Netflix show, Iron Fist. Starring Finn Jones as the titular hero, this is our first proper look at the series and we must say, it certainly doesn’t disappoint.
Focusing mostly on the origins of the character, the intriguing preview paints a picture of what we can expect from the highly anticipated show, not to mention it teases some incredible looking action (like that hallway fight scene). At only roughly a minute or so in length, there’s not a whole lot to digest here, but given that this is our first real trailer for the series, we’ll take what we can get. There are also some nods to The Defenders sprinkled throughout, which is nice to see.
Speaking of which, Marvel announced that Sigourney Weaver will have a role in the upcoming superhero team-up. They wouldn’t say who she’ll be playing, but we do know that it’ll be a villainous part – let the speculation commence!
Circling back to Iron Fist, though, for those unfamiliar with the source material, the show follows Jones’ Danny Rand, a young orphaned boy who grows up deep within the Himalayas, where he is educated in the deft art of kung fu by the mystical monks of K’un-Lun. A homecoming is in the cards, though, and it isn’t long before Rand’s hero circles back to Hell’s Kitchen to use his newfound abilities to tackle the city’s criminal underbelly head on. Jessica Henwick and Lewis Tan also star, while Dexter alum Scott Buck will take point as showrunner.
Iron Fist will pummel its way onto Netflix on March 17, 2017. It may not be the only Marvel series to do so next year either, considering Jon Bernthal is back on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen for The Punisher spinoff. We’ll be keeping tabs on each series as they near their respective premieres, so stay tuned for more.