It’s been two years since Marvel and Netflix announced plans to give four of the comic publisher’s most grounded heroes their own dramas and the first debuted earlier this year, ‘Daredevil’ to excellent reception. The original plan was for the starring heroes, which include Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist in addition to the Man Without Fear, would then team up for a special limited series as ‘The Defenders’. But a lot can happen in two years and the fourth show, ‘Iron Fist’ has been seemingly plagued with issues.
Because the character Iron Fist contains more supernatural elements, there has been talk about exorcising those elements from the show as well as scrapping the show altogether, in favor of shows starring ‘The Punisher’ (starring Jon Bernthal who plays the mercenary in the upcoming second season of ‘Daredevil’) or ‘Moon Knight’ or possibly in favor of giving ‘Iron Fist’ a movie instead of a Netflix show.
But rumors are rumors and should always been taken with a grain of salt. Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada wants to set the record straight, by saying:
“I’m pretty involved [with the Netflix shows]. I’m not on set everyday but I’m pretty involved. Iron Fist is being worked on, that’s all I can say. Where did you read these rumors? The internet? Then they must be true!”
As far as rumors of ‘The Punisher’ getting a show, slow down. Nothing is set in stone just yet.
“We’d love to do something with [the character] but it’s way too early to tell. We don’t like to discuss which metrics we use to decide [which character gets a spinoff]. What I can tell you is that anyone who is a hardcore Punisher fan is going to be blown away and incredibly satisfied by Bernthal’s take on Frank Castle. It’s one of those cases where it’s the character from the pages, come to life.”
So to clarify, nothing has changed regarding Netflix’s plan for these Marvel shows. ‘Iron Fist’ is still slated to be fourth in line and presumably a member of ‘The Defenders’ on Netflix and not as a movie. And while anything is possible regarding additional Marvel heroes getting shows, it doesn’t sound like any shows are being worked on right now.
Would you like to see Jon Bernthal’s Punisher get a show? Are you glad ‘Iron Fist’ is still a go?
Source: Comic Book Movie