On this episode of the Nerd & Tie podcast we mourn the passing of Bernie Wrightson, ponder the new Justice League trailer, discuss The Flash‘s villain plans for Season Four, rejoice in the pending return of iZombie, have a good think about the Doctor Who series ten trailer, talk a bit about Iron Fist, continue to monitor the developing MST3K situation, and remind you that New York Comic Con is only offering day passes this year.
We went audio only episode, and do you think we sound different? I’m not so sure…
Iron Fist is the last piece of Netflix’s Defenders puzzle, and the series will be here in just over a month. Because of that, we’ve finally gotten our first real trailer for the show… and it looks pretty great.
I mean, it’s not that surprising, as Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage have already been some of the best television produced in the last ten years. And while we certainly were disappointed with some of the show’s casting (*cough*white Danny Rand*cough*), it’s hard not to look forward to this show.
Season One of Iron Fist hits Netflix on March 17th.
The Netflix corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been repeatedly hitting it out of the park with shows like Daredevil, Jessica Jones and their latest entry Luke Cage. I mean, seriously — have you seen Luke Cage yet? You should watch it right now. It’s amazing.
Anyway, the last piece to fall into place before we arrive at the planned Defenders team-up miniseries is, of course, the long ago announced Iron Fist (not counting the currently in production The Punisher). The show has been trucking along though, and now we know when we’ll finally get to see it.
Well, I mean, we’ve roughly known for a while, but now we have the actual exact date that everyone will start their Marvel series binge/brainspike.
According to Variety, on March 17, 2017 at 12:01AM Pacific all thirteen episodes of Iron Fist will hit Netflix in North America. Are you excited? I mean, personally, I know that I’m excited.
Hopefully this one turns out as well as the last three shows.
Netflix’s corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been pretty resoundingly well received by the fandom, with one season of Jessica Jones and two seasons of Daredevil under its belt. But with so many series in production (as the cumulative franchises head towards The Defenders) and only so much room on the calendar, the question about when we’d see more of the already released series has been floating in the air.
Well, the good news is that season three of Daredevil and season two of Jessica Jones are still on track — but the bad news is that we won’t see them (or The Punisher) until at least 2018.
It makes perfect sense when you look at the schedule though, as Luke Cage comes out this fall, and Iron Fist and The Defenders coming in 2017. Netflix has been pretty clear that they want to put out two Marvel seasons a year, and this sticks with their pattern.
And with the quality of what we’ve gotten, is it such a terrible burden to wait?
With Finn Jones cast as Danny Rand and Jessica Henwick cast as Colleen Wing, we’ve known for a little while who’s playing the good guys in Netflix’s upcoming Iron Fist. But what about the bad guys? Who exactly will be the upcoming television show’s antagonists? Well, thanks to an announcement by Marvel, we now have a bit of news on that front.
David Wenham has now been cast in the series as Harold Meachum. For those unfamiliar with the character (or the Iron Fist corner of the Marvel Universe in general), Harold Meachum was business partners with Danny Rand’s father, and was present on the expedition where said parents ended up dying…
…and was responsible for said deaths.
Anywho, he’s a super nice guy. David Wenham is, of course, best known to geeks for his role as Faramir in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. He’s played other roles, but since he’s Faramir I don’t really think any of them are remotely as important. Because Faramir.
No release date has been set for Iron Fist season one, but it’s expected in the first half of 2017.
The cast of Netflix’s upcoming Marvel series Iron Fist‘s cast now seems to be coming together. Earlier we learned that Finn Jones will play the titular hero, and now the rest of the cast is starting to get filled out. EW is reporting that one of the other series leads, Colleen Wing, will be played by actress Jessica Henwick.
Henwick made a small appearance as an X-Wing pilot in The Force Awakens, but is best known to audiences for her portrayal of Nymeria Sand on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Finn Jones also is best known for his appearances on that series as well coincidentally enough.
Scott Buck is showrunning Iron Fist for Netflix, and is one of a handful of series designed to lead into an eventual Defenders miniseries. No word yet on when the series will debut, but it likely won’t be released prior to 2017.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we talk about the new Ghostbusters trailer, Pacific Rim 2 has a new director, the Iron Fist has been cast, Nicholas Meyer has joined the writing staff of the new Star Trek show, Wine Country Comic Con is insane, YourMiniCon has cancelled more events, and Nick went to Plattcon.
Netflix’s corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has, from the very start, always been building towards a Defenders event series. It was designed to do this by launching individuals shows for Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist — and then having those heroes eventually team up. Well, we’re about to get the second season of Daredevil, and Jessica Jones arrived last fall. Luke Cage is expected later this year as well, which means one hero has yet to be cast: Iron Fist.
While no specific date for the series has been announced yet, we finally know who will star in the series’s titular role.
EW is reporting that Finn Jones (best known for his role on Game of Thrones) has been cast as Iron Fist. In the comics, Iron Fist is the superhero identity of Daniel Rand. Rand (born in New York) ends up orphaned while traveling abroad at the age of nine. He’s then adopted by a martial arts master… and yadda yadda yadda… becomes a Superhero.
Pretty typical cliched trope-y stuff really.
While it’s a little disappointing that Netflix and Marvel chose to keep Rand white in the series, it is true to his comic book origins so we can’t exactly complain that we aren’t getting what we were promised. Honestly, I’ve never been a big Iron Fist fan, but if Netflix’s earlier series are any indication, I may end up one.
With the success of the first seasons of Daredevil and Jessica Jones ( and 2016 bringing us the much anticipated Luke Cage), Netflix’s corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been driving slowly towards the eventual Defenders team up. The one member we haven’t seen yet though is Iron Fist, and people want to know what exactly is happening with the fourth series.
Well, we finally have some news.
Despite the wonky rumor that Iron Fist was getting switched to a movie, we now know for certain that it’ll remain a series. And while we don’t know who’s starring in the series, we have an official synopsis:
Returning to New York City after being missing for years, Daniel Rand 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.
Scott Buck has been tapped to be the showrunner for Iron Fist. Buck is best known for executive producing Showtime’s Dexter, which had both it’s high and low points. I think he’s a good choice though, considering the darker tone of the other Netflix Marvel shows.
We don’t know yet when the show will premiere, but it’s unlikely to materialize before 2017.