Following her appearances in "Jessica Jones" and "Daredevil" Season 2, Carrie-Anne Moss will bring cutthroat attorney Jeri Hogarth to "Marvel's Iron Fist." Unlike her recent "Daredevil" appearance, however, she'll play a significant part in Danny Rand's return to New York City.
"She has an extremely important role in Danny's life," executive producer Scott Buck confirmed at New York Comic Con. "I can't really reveal anything about it, unfortunately, but she's very involved in our story and Danny's journey."
"I think one of the things that's a lot of fun is, you know, you've already met Carrie-Anne Moss' character," added Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb. "Danny has very much a hopeful optimism about him, and Carrie-Anne obviously lives in a different kind of world, and so being able to see those two worlds collide is just the beginning of the many obstacles that he goes through."
"It's one of the things that's really great about what Scott [Buck] and the extraordinary writing team created," he continued. "It really does build through a series of sort of metaphorical fights, which is very important in a martial arts film, to sort of show how the character needs to grow from the innocent, wide-eyed person to someone who has to come to terms with 'this is the way the outside world works -- how am I going to make it work for me?' It's a journey of self, which is something that we haven't really had a chance to do."
It's worth noting that, in the comics, Jeryn Hogarth was not only a lawyer for Rand-Meachum Inc., but also a friend of Danny's father Wendell. Following the Rands' death, he became the executor of their estate until Danny's return. He would go on to become an attorney for the Heroes for Hire, a group that includes Luke Cage, Misty Knight and Colleen Wing. Neither Buck nor Loeb confirmed whether or not Moss' Jeri Hogarth will play a similar role in the show, but a clip from the "Iron Fist" panel revealed that Danny turns to her for help after Joy and Ward Meachum reject him.
Starring Finn Jones as Danny Rand, "Iron Fist" arrives March 17, 2017 on Netflix. The series also stars "Star Wars: The Force Awakens'" Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, David Wenham as Harold Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum and more.