Update: Marvel has come out and confirmed the latest additions to the cast, including comments from people involved. Executive Producer Jeph Loeb teases how these new additions will make things difficult for our hero.
With the terrific addition of the very talented Jessica and Tom, we’ve now brought the entire Meachum family together. While Marvel couldn’t be happier, Danny’s mission just got a lot more complicated.
Showrunner Scott Buck also commented on his newest actors and echoed the sentiments of Loeb.
I’m very happy to have Jessica and Tom as our Joy and Ward Meachum. Much like Danny Rand’s past is a mystery to us, we’ll discover along the way that the Meachum children have intriguing secrets of their own.
Marvel also released the following image solidifying the long standing relationship between Joy and Ward Meachum and Danny Rand.
You can read the original report below.
Iron Fist officially entered production in New York earlier today, and while we’re still awaiting the first look at set photos, we now have two more names to add to the cast. It was just revealed that Jessica Stroup & Tom Pelphrey have joined the growing cast as Joy & Ward Meachum. Stroup & Pelphrey join Finn Jones (Danny Rand/Iron Fist), Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing), and David Wenham as Harold Meachum.
Stroup will play the series regular role of Joy Meachum. Pelphrey will her on-screen brother, Ward Meachum.
The children of Harold Meachum (Wenham), Joy and Ward have spent their lives building Rand Enterprises to its current standing in the world, only to have all their work put in jeopardy when Danny returns to claim his birthright. They are childhood acquaintances of Danny Rand’s who now play an important role in Rand Enterprises.
Stroup and Pelphrey are the final two series regulars to be cast in “Marvel’s Iron Fist.”
Stroup’s credits include The Following, Reaper, and 90210, whereas Pelphrey’s credits include Banshee and As the World Turns.
With production now underway, it’s likely we’ll begin to hear even more casting news over the coming weeks.
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