Following the initial report by Heroic Hollywood and Comicbook.com, Marvel has gone on to confirm Scott Buck as the showrunner and the first synopsis.
Executive Producer Jeph Loeb had this to say about the addition of Buck,
Scott came in with a take on Iron Fist that quite simply knocked us off our feet. We always look for the most creative minds in the field to help us bring our heroes to life, and with Scott we’ve found someone that can deliver yet another great series in the ongoing story of The Defenders.
Buck followed up by saying,
I’ve always been drawn to writing complex, intriguing characters, and that’s what most excites me about the opportunity to bring Danny Rand and “Iron Fist” to life with Marvel on Netflix.
You can read the original report below.
Marvel and Netflix have kicked off a great corner of the MCU by launching Daredevil and Jessica Jones this year. Next year, we will get Daredevil season 2 and Luke Cage. Moving forward, Iron Fist is a series that was a part of the initially agreed upon terms between Marvel and Netflix.
Despite the success of previous shows, there has been a lot of doubt around the Iron Fist series, with rumors swirling about an appearance by Doctor Strange or turning the series into a movie. Those rumors can possibly be put to rest now, with a new report claiming to know the showrunner and first synopsis.
Heroic Hollywood and Comicbook.com have teamed up to drop the news that Scott Buck has been chosen to be the showrunner for Iron Fist. Buck has previously worked on Dexter and Six Feet Under. If this proves to be true, then we should hopefully get some casting information in the near future, once the show’s direction gets figured out.
They also claim to know the synopsis, which is as follows,
Returning to New York City after being missing for years, Daniel Rand 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.
The synopsis would lay to rest any questions about what version of Iron Fist we would get. It appears Danny Rand is our man, now to just find an actor.
Iron Fist is currently in development, and while there isn’t a projected release date, it’s expected that it’ll either hit Netflix in late 2016 or early 2017.