When the folks over at That Hashtag Show revealed that actor Finn Jones had been cast in the role of Danny Rand on Marvel and Netflix’s third series, Iron Fist, the trades quickly confirmed his casting, making it all but official on Marvel’s end. Well, Marvel is finally making it official and has just released a press announcement to confirm Jones’ casting as the titular character.
Marvel and Netflix are pleased to announce that Finn Jones (“Game of
Thrones”) will star in “Marvel’s Iron Fist,” the newest series coming
soon only to Netflix.
Jones will play Daniel Rand, who returns to New York City after being
missing for years. He fights against the criminal element corrupting
New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to
summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.
“Danny Rand is a very complicated character. He’s a billionaire New
York Buddhist monk martial arts superhero who’s still trying to figure
out what exactly that all means,” said Executive Producer and
showrunner, Scott Buck. “Finn is able to play all these levels in such
an honest, revelatory way that as soon as I saw him I knew he was our
“Finn wonderfully blends confidence with vulnerability, making him the
perfect choice as he struggles to find his place in the world,” said
Executive Producer/Head of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb. “Now that we’ve found
our Danny Rand, we’ve completed our principal cast for the upcoming
Defenders on Netflix and we are thrilled to continue to show audiences
unexplored corners of the Marvel Universe.”
Finn will next be seen in the upcoming season of HBO’s “Game of
Thrones,” where he reprises his role of Ser Loras Tyrell. He is also
known for his work on the British series “Hollyoaks” and “Hollyoaks
Perhaps most interesting, though, is that they also seemed to confirm that Joy Meachum will be a part of the show (via the image below) as we recently revealed along with the folks over at That Hashtag Show.
As we near closer to April, which is when production is set to kick off, we can expect a lot more Iron Fist casting news to come from Marvel. Until then, be sure to follow along here as we make sure to keep you up to date on all things Iron Fist. (That may even include some exclusive news from time to time!)