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UPDATE: Misty Knight Not Appearing on “Iron Fist”

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UPDATE: Misty Knight Not Appearing on “Iron Fist”

UPDATE 8/7/2016 8:40 AM PT: Simone Missick will not appear as Misty Knight on “Iron Fist,” as clarified to CBR News by a representative from Marvel Television.

On Saturday, The Hollywood Reporter published an article on the possibility of a spinoff starring Missick, who will be seen as Misty Knight on the September-debuting “Luke Cage” series. In it, a quote from Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb stated that Missick will appear on “Iron Fist,” but the article has since been amended.

“I can tell you that what she’s doing on ‘Luke Cage,’ it’s just incredible,” the revised quote reads. “The fans are really going to love it.” Originally, the quote had “Iron Fist” in place of “Luke Cage.”

CBR’s original story follows.


Original story: Simone Missick, who co-stars on Netflix‘s upcoming “Luke Cage,” will reprise her role as fan-favorite Marvel Comics character Misty Knight on “Iron Fist.”

“I can tell you that what she’s doing on ‘Iron Fist,’ it’s just incredible,” Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel Television, tells The Hollywood Reporter. “The fans are really going to love it.”

It’s not really a surprise that Misty Knight would appear in both series, as the character has a long history as an ally and love interest of both Luke Cage and Danny Rand (aka Iron Fist).

However, the Hollywood Reporter piece doesn’t focus so much on Missick’s “Iron Fist” role as it does on speculation that Misty Knight could receive her own spinoff series. Although Missick is enthusiastically behind the idea, it’s clear from Loeb’s comments that it’s purely speculation at this point.

“We certainly have plans for all of our characters,” he said. “A lot of it has to do with exactly how many shows Netflix is actually going to let us make. We’re up to six now. […] At a certain point, we have to be careful that we’re not becoming the Marvel channel on Netflix.”

Missick will join Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley and Sônia Braga in “Luke Cage,” which arrives Sept. 30 on Netflix. She’ll then return alongside Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham, Jessica Stroup and Tom Pelphrey in “Iron Fist,” which is set to debut in 2017.

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