Things have been back and forth for Iron Fist, as rumors abounded it was going to be a movie or even put aside altogether in favor of The Punisher. Fortunately, it looks like it’s going full steam ahead, as they’ve just cast Iron Fist himself, a face familiar to Game of Thrones fans.
According to EW, Finn Jones, also known as Loras Tyrell, has been cast as Danny Rand, the industrialist who also happens to have beaten up a dragon once. There’s been some speculation about how they might tweak Rand, including casting an Asian-American actor, but it looks like they won’t be changing much from the comics. That said, the new Daredevil trailer shows Marvel is taking a more grounded and less trippy approach to mysticism, at least on Netflix, so one assumes Iron Fist will reflect that.
The main question is when we’ll see him. Luke Cage might possibly work in a cameo, although it doesn’t seem there’s time for much more than that as the show has been filming for a while, and will wrap soon. It also raises the question of whether he’s going to run around in that bright green and yellow suit, because if he is, Luke should be wearing the tiara.
(via Entertainment Weekly)