As of now, Marvel Entertainment and Netflix have treated comic book fans with the first two installments in their Defenders deal. Back in April, Marvel's Daredevil introduced viewers to Matt Murdock's gritty world as the Devil of Hell's Kitchen. This past November, Marvel's Jessica Jones opted for a character-driven psychological study instead of plot-driven action that Daredevil provided. And yet, the new show proved to be just as great as Daredevil, if not better in some aspects.
And now, Mike Colter is currently hard at work as the indestructible strong man himself, Luke Cage, filming Marvel's next Netflix venture, Marvel's Luke Cage. Rosario Dawson will reprise her role as Claire Temple, with introductions of Claire's mother, Misty Knight, and other comic book characters soon to be brought to the small screen. But news surrounding the future Iron Fist had yet to be dropped, leaving fans to wonder if the series would even be produced.
Well, fear not guys! Iron Fist is on his way, and if Joe Quesada's input doesn't convince you enough, then how about this bit of news?
Scott Buck has been announced as the showrunner for Iron Fist!
Who is this Scott Buck, you might ask? Well, he's worked as an executive producer of the popular crime drama Dexter among other well-received HBO projects including Six Feet Under and Rome. Are you convinced now that not only is Iron Fist being made, but it's about to be as dark and epic as its three predecessors?
Marvel Entertainment describes the show as such:
"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."
There's still no set date for when Iron Fist drops, but we're one step closer until the Defenders meet up for their Defenders cross-over event. It can be assumed that Iron Fist may drop sometime in 2017, and maybe the Defenders event sometime in late 2017? Only time will tell. For now, this will hold fans over, and hopefully debunk more rumors surfacing.
Marvel and Netflix's next two projects will drop in 2016: Marvel's Daredevil season 2 in April, and Marvel's Luke Cage season 1 later that year.