Marvel isn’t wasting any time getting Iron Fist into the hands of the people most excited for it. Shortly after Jeff Loeb took footing on the Main Stage at New York Comic Con on Saturday evening, he copped to just how far down to the wire production has come. “These guys finished shooting the last scene of Iron Fist at 9 o’clock this morning,” he said, which made it all the more impressive when the entire troupe rallied to share a handful of clips and the first full trailer from the upcoming series.
The clips from the premiere episode mainly focused on Daniel Rand’s (Finn Jones) return to the Big Apple following an extended leave of absence—namely, his entire adult life—from normalcy. Completely bemused by how much the civilized world has changed, Daniel heads to his father’s old Fortune 500 company to reunite with old friend Harold Meachum. The scraggly vagabond doesn’t get quite the warm welcome he expected, however, and is forcibly removed by a team of security guards… that is, before he shows ’em what he’s made of.
Daniel doesn’t find Harold, who has ostensibly passed on, but instead finds Harold’s children Ward (Tom Pelphrey) and Joy (Jessica Stroup), former surrogate siblings of Daniel’s who continue the growing trend of not being too pleased to see him. But even if the powerful Meachum siblings want Daniel out of their lives, he’s got a secret weapon who’ll help him reclaim his father’s empire: Hogarth, the mighty attorney played by Carrie Anne Moss on Jessica Jones.
It is in separate scene, in what might be a dream (but almost definitely isn’t) that we see a groggy, half-asleep Daniel finally visited by Harold, who pumps him for information on where he’s been and what he’s been working on. Apparently, Daniel’s proclamation that only he can destroy The Hand is some pretty interesting info to Harold, though we don’t yet know why.
Of course, the remaining two clips showcased the action we’ve all been looking forward to in Iron Fist: first from Daniel, who struts his stuff against a group of hired assassins in a building hallway, and then from Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick), who graciously annihilates two oversized lunkheads in a brutal cage match.
All that and a trailer too, which you can watch above, made for some pretty stellar viewing at the panel. What are you most looking forward to seeing in Iron Fist? Let us know!