Marvel’s Iron Fist Is Coming Soon for Netflix!
After Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage come one of our favorite characters IRON FIST!
The showunner who led the final seasons of Showtime’s Dexter is taking on Iron Fist.
Writer-producer Scott Buck has been tapped by Marvel to lead its fourth Netflix series.
Buck wrote for HBO’s Six Feet Under and Rome and then led the final four seasons of Showtime’s Dexter (including co-writing its rather infamous series finale).
Marvel has been hunting for a showrunner for a while to tackle the kung-fu title and the studio’s head Jeph Loeb said Buck had the best pitch. “Scott came in with a take on Iron Fist that quite simply knocked us off our feet,” Loeb said. “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.”
The official series description: “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.”
Iron Fist doesn’t have a premiere date yet, but Marvel’s Luke Cagewill stream sometime in 2016. The four N.Y.C. heroes — Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist — will eventually unite in aDefenders mini-series.
Iron Fist (Daniel “Danny” Rand) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane, he first appeared in Marvel Premiere #15 (May 1974). He is a practitioner of martial arts and the wielder of a mystical force known as the Iron Fist, which allows him to summon and focus his chi. The character starred in his own solo series in the 1970s, and shared the title Power Man and Iron Fist for several years with Luke Cage, partnering with Cage to form the superhero team Heroes for Hire. The character has starred in numerous solo titles since, including The Immortal Iron Fist, which expanded on his origin story and the history of the Iron Fist.
The character will be making his live-action debut in a Netflix developed Iron Fist television series, the fourth and final in a series of shows that will culminate in a Defenders miniseries alongside Daredevil, Jessica Jones and frequent partner Luke Cage.