WARNING: the following news spoils a story element of the latter half of Marvel and Netflix’s latest release, Iron Fist. Continue reading at your own risk!
A character that may have surprised many viewers of Iron Fist was the appearance of Sherlock and 24 alum Sacha Dhawan as Danny Rand’s famous arch-nemesis Davos. Long ago, we speculated that Davos would be appearing in the series, but this was not confirmed before the premiere. The symbol of the Steel Serpent (Davos’ personna in the comics) has been a constant element throughout Daredevil and Iron Fist on the drugs sold by Madame Gao. Many fans have suspected that the character would be behind the entire drug trade, until it was revealed in the early episodes of Iron Fist that Davos was a friend of Rand’s as he grew up in K’un Lun. After teasing this fact throughout the first half of the season, we got to meet this K’un Lun native as Rand’s ally trying to bring him back to the land he was supposed to protect. Dhawan can now speak about his role, and immediately offered some insight regarding seeing his story continue the next time we see Danny Rand, in The Defenders.
I’m not in The Defenders, no. The crux of Danny and Davos’ story I think really begins towards the end of season 1, and I think they didn’t want to start it straight away into the Defenders, and wanted to save it for series 2.
It makes sense to build up a larger antagonist over the course of the first season, something Luke Cage did as well with Diamondback. While the show was just recently released and there has been no confirmation of a second season, this could present a great storyline to explore these two characters, and give us more insight on growing up in K’un Lun. A second season of Iron Fist could show the process of Davos becoming, and receiving the symbol of, Steel Serpent.
What did you think of this second half twist in Iron Fist? Would you like to see Steel Serpent’s story continue in another season of the series? Let us know in the comments. Meanwhile, if you just spoiled yourself and haven’t already watched season one of Iron Fist, is is able to be streamed in it’s entirety on Netflix, now.
Source: Comics Alliance