It’s official! Iron Fist Season 2 was confirmed during The Defenders panel at SDCC back in July of 2018. The confirmation of Iron Fist season 2 came with the news that we will also have a new showrunner. Raven Metzner (Sleepy Hollow) will take over from Scott Buck.
“Raven’s love of all things Iron Fist and his extensive knowledge of martial arts films made him the perfect choice to continue telling the adventures of Danny Rand and Colleen Wing,” Jeph Loeb said in a statement.
The move isn’t all that surprising considering the fact that the first season of Iron Fist was somewhat poorly received. It’ll be up to Metzner to right the ship.
Iron Fist Season 2 Release Date
This one’s still a mystery. But Iron Fist Season 2 wrapped up production in May, which means that there’s a chance we’ll see this in late summer or early fall 2018. This is probably the next Marvel Netflix show to arrive.
Iron Fist Season 2 Cast
Alice Eve is playing “an undisclosed role.”
“We are very excited to have an actress of Alice’s stature join the cast of Marvel’s Iron Fist,” said Jeph Loeb, Head of Marvel TV, via Marvel. “Her exceptional talent brings an intrigue and danger to her character unlike anyone else.”
Sacha Dawan will also return as Davos.
Don’t be surprised if we see more of Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth this time, especially given her masterful turn in Jessica Jones Season 2.
Iron Fist Season 2 Story
Marvel has been even more tight-lipped than usual about what shape the Iron Fist Season 2 story might take. But Danny Rand’s appearance in Luke Cage Season 2 should give fans hope. Finn Jones showed off a more at ease, less pretentious, more fun Danny Rand than we met last season, and it’s now easier to imagine him carrying a season. Plus, we hope to see more of Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, as her story (and that of Misty Knight) has weaved through several shows.
Iron Fist Season 2 Costume
Finn Jones told us that Danny Rand’s origin story from the first season of Iron Fist was incomplete, and that it would take until the conclusion of The Defenders for him to fully embrace his superheroic destiny.
He also told us that he hopes that Danny eventually gets a costume, including the “classic yellow mask,” but he knows that these Marvel Netflix shows prefer to let things happen organically.
“The thing with all of these shows is not that we’re shy to bring the costumes,” Jones said. “It’s that we want them to feel authentic when it does happen. Danny’s on this journey to understanding what his responsibility is. And throughout all of [Iron Fist] season 1, he was in no state of mind to put a suit on. That would’ve been ridiculous because he was not fully accomplished as the Iron Fist yet and he certainly didn’t have the right or the responsibility to be putting on a superhero costume. He needs to work his shit out. And certainly by the end of The Defenders, it will feel right.”