Last week, Marvel unveiled a new motion poster for “Iron Fist” featuring Finn Jones as Danny Rand. Now the spotlight has turned on Jones’ co-star Jessica Henwick, who plays Colleen Wing in the upcoming Netflix drama.
Henwick, who’ll rejoin Jones this summer for “The Defenders,” recently opened up about her decision to take on the role of Colleen, revealing she was initially hesitant, fearing the character would be just another Asian stereotype. However, she explained that Marvel Television head Jeph Loeb helped to assure her that wouldn’t be the case.
“So I had some concerns,” Henwick recalled, “and Jeph Loeb rang me and he said, ‘We’re going to take the stereotype, and we’re going to — we’re not going to avoid it, we’re going to inspect it.”
Although “Iron Fist” will focus on Danny Rand, it will also explore the backstory of Colleen Wing, much like how “Luke Cage” developed Misty Knight. We’ll get to see her kick some butt, as shown in one of the first clips, but we’ll also get to explore the character beneath the martial artist.
In “Marvel’s Iron Fist,” Danny Rand returns to New York City after being presumed dead for 15 years, and seeks to reclaim his family’s company. However, when a threat emerges, he must choose between his family’s legacy and his duties as the Iron Fist.
Debuting March 17 on Netflix, “Iron Fist” also stars David Wenham, Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey and Rosario Dawson.
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