The second season of Iron Fist has just started production and it seems they are not wasting time to announce some new additions to the cast. Joining the returning regulars Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, Tom Pelphrey, Jessica Stroup and Sacha Dhawan will be Star Trek: Into Darkness actress Alice Eve. Marvel TV is not revealing any information on what role she will be playing, but Executive Producer Jeph Loeb had some high praises for the actress.
“We are very excited to have an actress of Alice’s stature join the cast of ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist. Her exceptional talent brings an intrigue and danger to her character unlike anyone else.”
Describing her character as “intriguing” and “dangerous” could hint at her playing a villain in the upcoming season. That Hashtag Show did reveal that a character named Tanya Parker was being cast for the show, who is theorized to be Tanya Adrian, also known as Lady Gorgon. She has ties to The Hand, the mortal enemies of the Iron Fist, a fact he seems keen to include in his introductions. The show could head in a very different direction as Scott Buck has passed the torch to new showrunner Raven Metzner. Fans remain hopeful that this may mean more supernatural elements be included in the upcoming season. It will be interesting to see how the upcoming season also ties into his cameo in Luke Cage‘s second season.
What are your thoughts on the casting? Who do you think she might be playing?