With positive reviews following the release of “Jessica Jones,” the second series in Netflix’s planned “The Defenders” franchise, it seems that plans are pretty much laid out for the remaining superhero franchises to be released by Netflix.
According to a report by Den of Geek, Marvel’s TV Chief Jeph Loeb has confirmed that “Iron Fist” will still get his own show, while Netflix works on the release of “Daredevil” season 2 and “Luke Cage” to be headlined by Mike Colter.
“There was a lot of speculation about what was going on with ‘Iron Fist,’ because [fans] hadn’t heard anything about it, but there’s never been any change at all. We knew exactly what we were doing at Marvel and at Netflix. Let’s get [Jessica Jones] out there, everybody knows that ‘Luke Cage’ is up and going. What I can say right now is we’re very excited about ‘Iron Fist,'” he said.
For a while, speculations circulated that Netflix may be abandoning the “Iron Fist” series, and instead replacing it with “The Punisher” series. It was further rumored that Iron Fist will have a TV movie instead.
However, Marvel’s Joe Quesada, in an interview with IGN, assured fans of the old school superhero that plans are on track to pursue the series.
“Iron Fist is being worked on. That’s all I can say,” he said.
Iron Fist is a character created by Thomas and Gil Kane, to capitalize on the American kung fu craze in the 1970’s. Danny Rand, the legendary Iron Fist, is described by Marvel as a martial arts experts, who as a youth, discovered the mystic city of K’un Lun in the Himalayas and was later adopted by its leader Lord Tuan as his heir.
His special powers include the ability to focus his chi and tap the superhuman energy of Shou-Lao and make himself temporarilry immune to pain and injury.