Two weeks ago, we reported that Finn Jones (‘Game of Thrones’) had landed the plum role of Danny Rand/Iron Fist the feature character of Netflix’s fourth Marvel Comics-based series. With the introduction of ‘Iron Fist’, Netflix will then bring their four leads– Iron Fist, along with Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage– together as ‘The Defenders’, sort of a street-level spin on ‘The Avengers’. Now comes word that Jones’ character will actually debut on ‘Luke Cage’ which is due this fall and that his part has already been shot.
Umberto “El Mayimbe” Gonzales from Heroic Hollywood announced via the Collider podcast:
“Yes he is [debuting on ‘Luke Cage’]. Episode 13. That’s why it was announced, or else it would have leaked … They shot him last week.”
This is just a RUMOR at this point, but it’s perfectly plausible as Mike Colter’s Luke Cage debuted on ‘Jessica Jones’ in order to set up his own solo series and supporting characters from the various Marvel shows pop up on the others to help build this cohesive shared universe. (Technically, these shows are set within the same continuity as Marvel’s movies, although their different tone and settings have kept them separate for the time being.)
But in other, possibly disappointing news, the recent report that Shang-Chi, the Master of Kung-Fu would appear on ‘Iron Fist’ may turn out to not be true after all. Bleeding Cool is refuting the Shang-Chi news, saying that sources close to the show are saying the character won’t be featured.
The news of his inclusion was originally broken by The Hashtag Show, which was also the first source to report Jones’ casting, which turned out to be true. So for now, it’s all pure speculation as we’re unsure which of these “inside sources” is correct.
‘Daredevil’ introduced The Punisher, after all and now it seems Netflix is developing a new series starring that character. Shang-Chi would easily fit in with ‘Iron Fist”s reality. Whether he is a flashy enough character to headline his own show remains to be seen, but it’s not like he exactly belongs in any other Marvel property, so if it’s going to happen, this would seem to be the best option.
Mind you, these are all rumors for now, so take everything with a grain of salt.
‘Luke Cage’ is due on Netflix this fall.
‘Iron Fist’ is due next year.
Source: Comic Book Movie