Note: There are potential spoilers for the first season of Iron Fist below. As we can’t verify this report, this should be considered a rumor for the time being.
As the Marvel universe continues to grow on Netflix, we can expect to see the shows begin to crossover more and more leading up to The Defenders. In fact, we’ve already had some great crossovers thus far, albeit all rather minor – with one exception, Mike Colter‘s Luke Cage. Cage was introduced during the first season of Jessica Jones, and will go on to headline his own solo series this September. And since the premiere of Jessica Jones last year, we’ve seen a few secondary characters crossover into Daredevil‘s world, perhaps most notably Michelle Hurd‘s Samantha Reyes, a character that first debuted during the season one finale of Jessica Jones.
Going into Iron Fist, we know that Carrie-Anne Moss will reprise her role as Jeri Hogarth in Iron Fist, and while it hasn’t been officially confirmed, it’s safe to say Rosario Dawson‘s Claire Temple is pretty much a given to return. However, there’s one name that hasn’t been announced as joining the cast as of yet, although it’s definitely one that fans have been speculating about since Daredevil first premiered – Madame Gao. But it seems like that is about to change. According to a fan that managed to find their way onto the set, it appears Madame Gao is set to return in Iron Fist. Now, it’s worth noting that while the source is 99.9% sure they saw Wai Ching Ho on set, there’s still that 0.1% of uncertainty, so as stated previously, this is something that should be treated as a rumor for the time being.
We spent this week in NYC, checking out the set of Iron Fist er… “Kick”. (We love how, despite all the subterfuge, they’re still using the Iron Fist font on their signs– even down to the little rivets on the letters.) They’ve been in the studio for a while now, so apart from signs and a few equipment trailers, we didn’t see much. That being said, we’re about 99.99% positive that we spotted the actress who plays Madame Gao…but it was an extremely brief glimpse, and she was out of costume, so we don’t want to make any false promises.
It’s worth noting that, as Marvel has only announced six cast members for the series, there are still plenty of cast members to be announced down the line and Wai Ching Ho could very well be a part of a future casting announcement. (After all, if she isn’t a part of Iron Fist, that’d be more of a shock than if she was.) It is also entirely possible that they’re trying to keep a few casting surprises in store for New York Comic Con later this year as they’ve done previously with Daredevil and they won’t confirm her return until then. After all, the series will be in post by that point, and it’s more than likely that we’ll see the cast take the stage to promote the upcoming series at that time.
You can view a few photos from the source in the gallery above that they took while hanging around the set. And as always, be sure to follow along here for all things Iron Fist.
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