For a while, rumours pointed to Marvel and Netflix scrapping Iron Fist after they had failed to find the right creative direction to take the character in. Thankfully, there ended up being no truth to those reports and a showrunner was finally appointed late last year, but we haven’t heard anything solid about the highly anticipated series since.
Well, it seems as if that might be about to change. During a recent interview, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage star Mike Colter confirmed that Iron Fist has already been cast:
“The actor has been cast, but he’s in a basement somewhere. When the time is right, they’ll let him up and tell him where he is. I am [excited]. I’ll get a nice little break, after doing Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Whether I’m in [his show], I don’t know, but there’s The Defenders.”
It’s possible then that Iron Fist could make an appearance in Daredevil season two if they’ve already found an actor to play him, though it’s surprising that Marvel has managed to keep this news under wraps. There are obviously a lot of different actors who would be perfect for the role, but whether a complete unknown or fan-favourite has been chosen for the part is still unclear at this stage.
Regardless, we’ll no doubt hear something about Iron Fist very soon, so stay tuned for more details.