‘Iron Fist’ Season Two was just released on Netflix and ‘Daredevil’ Season Three is due on October 19. By most accounts, ‘Iron Fist’ season Two was a success, following a rocky freshman installment last spring. Does that mean that Marvel TV is charging right ahead with a third batch of ‘Iron Fist’ episodes? If only it were that easy. As the head of Marvel TV, Jeph Loeb responds:
“Speak to our friends at Netflix. Unlike the movie studio, which can announce a Captain Marvel movie will be out in 2019, the television studio will always be beholden to our networks, and so if our networks want another season of Iron Fist, we’re ready to go. We’re just waiting for the answer. The show’s been out of a week.”
But being “beholden” to a network has its advantages as well, as Loeb states, comparing making a series to movies.
“Being able to tell a story in 10 or 13 hours, we’re not hampered — and hampered is too strong a word — by just being able to tell the story of the hero. We can also tell the story of the antagonist. [On the movies side], they have to tell a whole story in two hours and get you invested in the hero’s story and get you invested in the antagonist’s story. That’s a big challenge. We can spend a whole episode just dealing with this person’s backstory.”
Speaking of that, one element of ‘Iron Fist’ Season Two that seems to particularly delight comic fans is the growing friendship between Jessica Henwick’s Colleen Wing and Simone Missick’s Misty Knight, mirroring their partnership as the Daughters of the Dragon in the books. If we don’t get a third season of ‘Iron Fist’ (although, we most likely will) how about a ‘Daughters of the Dragon’ series?
“There are certainly great things that we could do with the characters that we have, and anywhere you go, people ask us about Daughters of the Dragon. I think that’s as much a compliment to those original characters as it is to Jessica [Henwick] and Simone [Missick]’s portrayals, so that’s a regular thought.
“To speculate out past that [in a way] that may reveal a few things that are coming, whenever we introduce a new character, whether it’s Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk or Alice Eve as Typhoid Mary, we always wonder, as it is in the comics, “Is this a character that could sustain their own story?” But right now we do have five series, and that’s an enormous responsibility, to continue to tell great stories with Matt and Jessica and Luke and Danny and Frank.”
There is also the possibility that Misty and Colleen could star in an updated ‘Defenders’ series. The first was intended as a stand-alone miniseries, but Loeb teased that while Marvel TV isn’t developing a new ‘Defenders’ series right now, doesn’t mean that they won’t come back to the concept, but teased that the lineup could be completely different. How about the ‘Fearless Defenders’? Misty, Colleen, Trish Walker/Hellcat… maybe Claire Temple could return? Sounds good to me!
‘Iron Fist’ Season Two is now available to stream on Netflix. ‘Daredevil’ Season Three arrives on October 19.
Source: Entertainment Weekly