Jones will star as Daniel “Danny” Rand, a handsome, sophisticated and independent loner who returns to New York City after being missing for years to fight against the criminal element corrupting the city with his incredible kung-fu mastery and the ability to summon the power of the fiery Iron Fist.
The series is being executive produced by Netflix’s Allie Goss, Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Stan Lee, and Scott Buck, who will serve as showrunner.
The series marks the fourth collaboration between Marvel and Netflix, following Daredevil, last fall’s Jessica Jones and the upcoming Luke Cage. All four characters will eventually appear together as The Defenders in a crossover miniseries on Netflix. The news comes just weeks ahead of Daredevil season two’s release on March 18th.
The Iron Fist character first appeared in Marvel Premiere #15 in 1974, and became known for frequently teaming up with Luke Cage in series such as Power Man and Iron Fist. A notable storyline in the Iron Fist comics featured Danny Rand disguising himself as Daredevil in an attempt to convince the media and the public that Matt Murdock was not the masked vigilante, but not without significant consequences. There’s been no word yet on whether these story elements will be incorporated into the forthcoming series.
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