The Netflix side of the MCU is moving along at full speed, with plenty of shows in different stages of production. This year will give us the second season of Daredevil in March, as well as the first season of Luke Cage.
If you watched Jessica Jones, (and if you didn’t what is wrong with you? Do yourself a favor and watch it right now.) you got your first introduction to Mike Colter as Luke Cage. His solo series is currently filming in New York, with many of us hoping that Iron Fist will quickly follow with the start of production. The problem with that is the cast and crew are not really there as of yet, or so we thought.
Scott Reynolds looks to have revealed via his Twitter account bio that he is staying with Marvel after writing episodes of Jessica Jones, and will apparently be writing Iron Fist as well.
As you can see in the photo above (via Reddit user Grant_Lewis), Reynolds looks to have confirmed it himself. However, if you go looking on his profile now, the “Iron Fist writer” section has been removed. Whoops.
With a writer most likely on board and Scott Buck announced as the showrunner, all we need is our Danny Rand. It has been thought that Marvel, while closing in, had not yet made a decision on who it would be, but if Colter is to be believed, it has already happened. Here is what he told Collider when asked about potentially teaming up with Iron Fist,
The actor has been cast, but he’s in a basement somewhere. When the time is right, they’ll let him up and tell him where he is. I am [excited]. I’ll get a nice little break, after doing Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Whether I’m in [his show], I don’t know, but there’s The Defenders.
Now that word is out there that Marvel apparently has cast the character, hopefully people with connections can try and figure out just who is playing him. If you want to know and don’t have any sources? Just start checking every basement you can find. Who knows, maybe you’ll just happen to stumble upon Iron Fist.
Iron Fist is currently in development with no projected Netflix debut.