As if today hasn’t been crazy enough for us Marvel fans, with the casting of Tessa Thompson in the third Thor installment, and the possible casting of Davos in Iron Fist, Marvel has just revealed another casting piece – this time for Harold Meachum in Iron Fist. Harold was one of four characters we originally confirmed as appearing in the series a few weeks back, along with Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick), Davos, and Joy Meachum. With two of the four now officially cast – and a third possibly cast – the series is beginning to finally take shape. Tackling the role of Harold Meachum will be actor David Wenham, who has appeared in films such as The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and 300.
Here’s the full press release from Marvel:
David Wenham (“The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King,” “300,” “Top
of the Lake”) has joined the growing cast of the Netflix Original
Series, “Marvel’s Iron Fist” as Harold Meachum.
A ruthless corporate leader, Harold Meachum was partners with Danny
Rand’s parents at the time of their deaths. What role he plays in
Danny’s past and future will be revealed over the course of the
“I’m very excited to have David as our Harold Meachum. David is
capable of displaying raw, visceral strength as well as extremely keen
intelligence,” said Executive Producer and Showrunner, Scott Buck.
“This will add up to a character of complex depth who will keep us off
balance all season.”
“David brings both a vulnerability and a danger to his many diverse
roles,” said Executive Producer/Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb.
“This key quality creates a gravitas our series requires as Danny
unravels the secrets behind Rand Enterprises.”
Wenham is a rather impressive get, especially considering (thus far) the series has been casting relative newcomers for main roles.
Along with the above press release, Marvel also released a new photo teasing Harold’s casting.
Iron Fist is set to enter production this month for a rumored 2017 release. You can follow along here for all things Iron Fist!