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IRON FIST Will Return for Season 2 on Netflix

IRON FIST Will Return for Season 2 on Netflix

It’s official, Fanny Rands (which is what I assume diehard Iron Fist fans call themselves): Marvel’s Iron Fist will return for a second season on Netflix. Marvel’s head of television Jeph Loeb made the announcement during Friday’s Defenders San Diego Comic-Con panel, which also saw a surprise appearance from Jon Bernthal to showcase a first-look at Netflix’s Punisher TV series.

During the panel, Loeb revealed that season 2 would see martial arts master Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) and detective Misty Knight (Simone Missick) teaming up to presumably kick ass and take names. This should come as welcome news to fans of show, many of whom lauded Jessica Henwick’s performance as Colleen Wing as one of the series’ high water marks. However, this should be even better news for fans of the comics as this could portend the arrival of the Daughters of the Dragon, a spin-off comic series from Marvel Comics in the early 1970s that featured the dynamic duo as a detective agency.

Everything you need to know about Iron Fist’s history

Iron Fist tells the story of Danny Rand, who survived a plane crash and witnessed the murder of his parents in the Himalayan mountains. Stranded and freezing to death, he was taken to the mystical city of K’un-Lun where he was trained to become a master of martial arts for 15 years. Imbued with the incredible power of the mystical Iron Fist, Rand returns to New York to seek the truth behind his parents’ murder and reclaim his family’s company. However, when he returns to New York City, he finds himself torn between his past and his future, his duty as an heir to his family’s empire and his responsibility as a burgeoning superhero.

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Finn Jones will appear as Danny Rand/Iron Fist next in Marvel’s The Defenders, which unites the stars of all four of its solo Netflix series–Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist–to team up against a brand new villain named Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver), who is the head of an ancient order, which I’m secretly hoping is trying to take revenge on the Defenders for destroying so many hallways over the years.

The first season of Iron Fist premiered to mixed reviews from audiences and critics alike, and engendered casting controversy when Jones was cast as Danny Rand. Although the character was traditionally a white male in the comics, many fans saw Iron Fist as an opportunity to add a hero of Asian descent to Marvel’s ever-expanding cinematic and televised universe. Here’s hoping that the powers that be at Marvel and Netflix have taken the many constructive criticisms in stride and will use it to make the second season stronger than the first.

What would you like to see from Iron Fist season 2? Let us know in the comments below.

Image: Marvel/Netflix

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