While fans are rejoicing over the reports of Charlie Cox’s appearance in the upcoming Spider-Man 3, there has been no update for the rest of the characters who appeared in Netflix’s shared universe. After the critical reception of Marvel’s Daredevil, Netflix developed shows for Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Punisher, and Iron Fist. While Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and The Punisher were a considerable success, Iron Fist opened to negative reviews for its first season. But after Raven Metzner became the showrunner, the second season was a massive improvement over the dismal first season. As a result, hopes of a third season were running high. But unfortunately, when things were finally looking good for Iron Fist, the show was the first to face the ax, followed by the rest of the shows, including the critically acclaimed Daredevil. Now it’s been over two years and Marvel Studios is yet to comment on the status of these shows.
In a recent interview with Collider, Finn Jones has revealed the plot details of the scrapped third season. Jones, who rose to prominence for his portrayal of Loras Tyrell in HBO’s Game of Thrones, played the role of Danny Rand aka Iron Fist in the series. Starring alongside Finn Jones was Jessica Henwick, who played the role of Colleen Wing, and Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum. Finn Jones, who will be soon appearing in the second season of Dickinson, a historical dramedy that streams on Apple TV+ has candidly spoken about the canceled third season, and what was in store for Danny Rand, Colleen Wing, and Ward Meachum. Here’s the full statement:
“Raven [Metzner], who was the showrunner for the second season, and I were sure that there was gonna be a Season 3, so we had already devised the whole thing. I was so excited to get into that. It really was gonna be about Danny finally assuming the role of the Iron Fist, fully accomplished, fully charged up, and fully in control of his shit, as well. It was gonna be this amazing story [with] Danny and Ward off in foreign lands as a buddy storyline almost. And then, you had Colleen in New York, isolated with this new power, struggling to come to terms with her identity and with this power. At some point, we would have met again and probably formed this crazy power couple [or] superhero relationship.”
In the interview, Jones also spoke about his frustrations with the untimely cancelation of the show. As the show was gradually picking up steam with Colleen Wing playing a major role alongside Danny Rand, Jones said that the decision to cancel the show felt like the death of a close friend.
“Really, Season 3 just had so much promise and it’s a shame to see it squandered and never get to reach its full potential. It’s horrible. It’s like the death of a friend or a close family member. You’ve spent years building this other world within yourself and sharing this other person with the whole world. Usually, with films or plays, you get to see that arc through. There’s a journey. But with ‘IronFist’, it was like we just got to the peak. We were just getting there. We’d just turned the show around. We had just done so much great work, really getting the train back on the tracks. And then, within three weeks of it being released, all of [the Marvel Netflix shows] were wiped out. It was sad. It was stunted. It felt like losing a dear friend. It’s just a shame. There’s not much else I can say.”
Though it is still unclear if Marvel Studios will ever pick up Iron Fist and the rest of the shows, the reports of Charlie Cox returning as Matt Murdock in Spider-Man 3 has re-kindled some hope. Undoubtedly, it would be a real shame to never see Finn Jones’ Danny Rand pairing up with Mike Colter’s Luke Cage for Heroes for Hire on the screen. But with Disney’s new-found love for unexpected cameos, there’s still hope for the Immortal Iron Fist.
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