Let me just preface this by saying that, as the title Connecting Imaginary Dots would suggest, the following article is nothing more than speculation on our end. With that said, following our reveal yesterday that casting for Microchip is currently underway with the character set to appear on The Punisher series, we’ve uncovered what could possibly be an exciting bit of Iron Fist news.
Although the show is nearly finished with production on its first season, we haven’t received that many casting announcements regarding Marvel and Netflix’s upcoming Iron Fist series. As is stands, Marvel and Netflix have only confirmed six cast members – Finn Jones (Danny Rand), Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing), Jessica Stroup (Joy Meachum), David Wenham (Harold Meachum), Tom Pelphrey (Ward Meachum), and Carrie-Anne Moss (Jeri Hogarth). They’ve also, to no one’s surprise, seemed to imply that Rosario Dawson‘s Claire Temple will also feature in a still unknown capacity. And then through some digging around, we uncovered a few actors that seem to be attached to the project, although their roles are still unknown: Sameer Ali Khan, David Sakurai, and Olek Krupa. However, that’s about all of the cast that we know for sure outside of the one-off characters already up on IMDB.*
Which brings me to Ramon Rodriguez. Fans of The Wire, a series Marvel and Netflix have been mining for most of their Netflix shows, will more than likely be familiar with Rodriguez as Renaldo. He’s an actor that, while not necessarily a household name, has a rather large resume, including the likes of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and ABC’s short-lived Charlie’s Angels reboot. He also has two upcoming films – Burn Your Maps and Megan Leavey – that have incredibly stacked casts. Needless to say, the actor is on the rise. So why is it that we think he’s involved with Iron Fist? Social media activity.
In the past, social media has allowed us to cover some interesting news regarding castings within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Which is why when searching on Instagram today, I took note of Finn Jones recently following Ramon Rodriguez (as well as Claire Temple herself, Rosario Dawson). Of course, this could mean nothing, but it could also indicate that Rodriguez has joined the series in an unknown role. See, Jones typically only follows people he has worked with or is currently working with. To my knowledge, he has not worked with Rodriguez previously. Adding a little more weight to this speculation is that Rodriguez has that ABC connection and ABC produces these shows for Netflix.
Although this is nothing but speculation, who do you think Rodriguez could be playing if he were confirmed to be a part of the show? Sound off in the comments below!
Iron Fist will hit Netflix sometime in 2017.
Note: While Simone Missick‘s Misty Knight was originally confirmed for Iron Fist in an article by The Hollywood Reporter, the trade later edited their article to only confirm the actress for Luke Cage. So while it’s likely she’s doing Iron Fist, it’s no longer confirmed.