‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’ is an American superhero web series that airs on Netflix. It first premiered on March 17, 2017, and brought in the genres of action, drama, and even martial arts to the show. It has been created by Scott Buck but was later taken over by Raven Metzner. The show is based on the comic book character Iron Fist, a martial arts expert. Marvel Television and ABC Studios are the companies backing the project, while Devilina Productions was involved in the initial season. Evan Perazzo is the producer of the show, while Cindy Holland, Allie Goss, Alison Engel, Kris Henigman, Alan Fine, Joe Quesada, Dan Buckley, Jim Chory, Jeph Loeb, and Raven Metzner are on board as the executive producers. Scott Buck served as an executive producer for just the initial season and John Dahl co-executive produced the pilot episode. Stan Lee was on board as an executive producer as well, until his tragic demise in 2018.
The series follows the exploits of a rich orphan Danny Rand, who returns after years, as a martial arts expert, and bestowed with the mystical power of the Iron Fist. Viewers might be interested to know that this was the last character to be introduced on Netflix by Marvel before they moved on to ‘The Defenders‘, the team that saw Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones all team up to try and save the day. While ‘Iron Fist’ did not fail to attract viewers since it was a Marvel superhero show, many criticized it for lacking originality and having generally poor progress. The hero, however, did gain more favorable responses in the following season.
Marvel’s Iron Fist Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘Iron Fist’ includes Finn Jones in the role of Danny Rand. He is an orphaned billionaire who masters kung fu and harnesses the power of the Immortal Iron Fist. Other cast members include Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, whose character oscillates from Danny’s love interest to a potential femme fatale, and back again to his love interest. She is also an excellent martial artist. Tom Pelphrey plays the role of Ward Meechum, while Jessica Stroup appears as Joy Meechum. The Meechums and Danny grew up together since their fathers were business partners, and the practically consider Danny family.
Sacha Dhawan appears as Davos, who is initially Danny’s brother in arms but becomes an antagonist later. Rosario Dawson plays the role of Claire Temple and connects Iron Fist to the other superheroes, namely Daredevil and Luke Cage. Simone Missick appears as Misty Knight, a detective we also see in ‘Luke Cage’. The sophomore season added Alice Eve to play the role of Typhoid Mary, who in the comics is a mutant, but is merely shown to be a very formidable woman in the series. There are supporting characters across the seasons, who help Danny in his struggle with identity, and make the show what it is.
If there is an upcoming season, then we would expect the main cast members to return and perhaps we might see some new characters as well, as Danny’s adventures progress.