Following on from last month’s news that Finn Jones was to take the titular role in Marvel’s Iron Fist, now comes official confirmation of the casting from Marvel and Netflix.
The official word on this casting reads as below:
Jones will play Daniel Rand, who returns to New York City after being missing for years. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.
“Danny Rand is a very complicated character. He’s a billionaire New York Buddhist monk martial arts superhero who’s still trying to figure out what exactly that all means,” said Executive Producer and showrunner, Scott Buck. “Finn is able to play all these levels in such an honest, revelatory way that as soon as I saw him I knew he was our Danny.”
“Finn wonderfully blends confidence with vulnerability, making him the perfect choice as he struggles to find his place in the world,” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb. “Now that we’ve found our Danny Rand, we’ve completed our principal cast for the upcoming ‘Defenders’ on Netflix and we are thrilled to continue to show audiences unexplored corners of the Marvel Universe.”
Finn will next be seen in the upcoming season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” where he reprises his role of Ser Loras Tyrell. He is also known for his work on the British series “Hollyoaks” and “Hollyoaks Later.”
Marvel’s Iron Fist is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
As mentioned, as well as his own series, Iron Fist will also be a part of The Defenders, the upcoming miniseries that will see Jones’ Danny Rand join Charlie Cox’s Daredevil, Krysten Ritter’s Jessica Jones, and Mike Colter’s Luke Cage.
Marvel’s Iron Fist is expected to debut on Netflix in the second half of next year.SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG
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