Marvel’s The Defenders Will See Iron Fist Come Of Age, According To Finn Jones


“With great power comes great comes great responsibility.” It’s a line that’s so ingrained in the Marvelverse that many fans could rhyme it off without so much as a second thought, and there is perhaps no other superhero that needs to take heed of Uncle Ben’s famous words more than Danny Rand.

The kid with the Iron Fist is one of four reluctant heroes poised to join forces in time for The Defenders – the others being Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage – but if Danny Rand’s standalone series introduced Netflix subscribers to a slightly more immature version of the iconic martial arts expert, Finn Jones is confident that his superpowered Defender will spend much of Marvel’s imminent team-up series grappling with his newfound abilities and subsequent responsibilities.

While appearing on the It’s All Connected podcast for MCU Exchange (via Screen Rant), the former Game of Thrones actor touched base on Danny’s coming-of-age arc, and how spending time with the Defenders will force our billionaire to mature before the inevitable second season of Iron Fist.

The thing [with] Danny is that we’re taking an ordinary kid with a lot of issues and we’re trying to iron those out first before getting to Danny as Iron Fist. And what we’ll [see] in Defenders is Danny coming to terms with being a superhero. In the Defenders when he first starts, he doesn’t even know what a superhero is and then he meets those guys and he’s like ‘WHOA. This is cool,’ and by the end of it you kind of see Danny really coming to the grips with his responsibility in a much more mature way.

On August 18th, the Big Apple will be thrust into peril once more, and it’s up to The Defenders to save the people of New York from The Hand and Sigourney Weaver’s Alexandra. It’s a battle that stands as the culmination of Marvel and Netflix’s small-screen universe, but don’t be fooled into thinking that the Powers That Be are ready to pack it all in. Not only have plans been laid out for a third season of Daredevil, but both Luke Cage and Jessica Jones are currently in the process of filming their respective second seasons. Oh, and did we mention The Punisher spinoff?

Source: MCU Exchange